Part 1. What's Cinavia and Is There a Fix Available?

Sometimes when you are playing a backup DVD or Blu-ray on your Blu-ray player, the movie suddenly is muted, and the message “The content being played is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for playback on this device” pops up. This indicates that the audio track of the DVD/Blu-ray you are watching contains Cinavia copy protection and therefore the DVD/Blu-ray cannot be played on any Cinavia DVD player or Blu-ray player. To watch the DVD/Blu-ray movie normally, you have to first defeat Cinavia watermark completely.

Best Cinavia Removal Software

Though Cinavia is a difficult-to-conquer digital rights management scheme, there are some Cinavia removal solutions on the market that can defeat Cinavia copy protection so that you can make backup DVDs/Blu-rays without Cinavia watermark. Here we list 3 best Cinavia removals to for you to make a choice. To be noted that as there's no Cinavia removal freeware available, so you would need to pay for either of the following Cinavia removal solutions.

  • DVDFab Cinavia Removal
  • CinEx HD
  • CloneBD

Part 2. Top 3 Cinavia Removal Tools

DVDFab Cinavia Removal

DVDFab Cinavia Removal

DVDFab Cinavia Removal

Remove the Cinavia Watermark from DVDs and Blu-rays while Generating a Lossless, Spotless AC3 or DTS-HD High-Quality Audio Output.
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DVDFab Cinavia Removal is the best DVD Blu-ray Cinavia Removal software that can remove the Cinavia copy protection or Cinavia watermark embedded in the audio tracks of DVDs and Blu-rays at pretty fast speed. It works by replacing the original Cinavia-protected audio track with lossless DTS-HD (for Blu-ray copy) or AC3 (for DVD copy) audio track. So the DVD and Blu-ray copies made by DVDFab definitely will not contain Cinavia copy protection and can be played on any Cinavia DVD players or Blu-ray players or software player that has a Cinavia detector.

You do not need to worry about the output audio quality, for the DTS-HD outputted by DVDFab equals to the original audio track on your source Blu-ray disc. The output AC3 is also nearly identical with the original audio on your source DVD disc.

However, to use this Cinavia removal software to defeat Cinavia, you also need some other product modules from DVDFab. Specifically, if you want to remove Cinavia copy protection from DVDs, you will need the DVD Copy (Main Movie and Full Disc modes) to work with the DVD Cinavia Removal, and if you are having Cinavia copy protections on your Blu-rays, you will need the Blu-ray Copy (Main Movie and Full Disc modes), Blu-ray Ripper or Blu-ray to DVD Converter to defeat Cinavia with Blu-ray Cinavia Removal; similarly, you need the UHD Copy or UHD Ripper to remove Cinavia copy protection from 4K Blu-rays along with the UHD Cinavia Removal.  

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In addition, despite not a Cinavia removal freeware, DVDFab Cinavia Removal does offer a free trial that allows you to remove Cinavia copy protection from one DVD movie, one Blu-ray movie and one 4K Blu-ray movie respectively for free within 30 days.

CinEx HD

Best Cinavia Removal Software

CinEx HD is a powerful Cinavia removal software that can remove Cinavia copy protection from Blu-rays, DVDs and video files easily. Its interface is intuitive and clean, therefore it is easy to be learned by novice users. Different from DVDFab, it outputs AC3 audio for both Blu-rays and DVDs. AC3 is acceptable for most people, but the quality of AC3 format is not as good as DTS-HD.

CinEx HD contains copy feature itself, so it works independently to remove Cinavia copy protection from Blu-ray, DVD and movie files. We can say that CinEx HD may be a professional Cinavia removal, but its weakness also lies that it can only remove Cinavia copy protection. As we all know, commercial discs always contain several kinds of encryptions, including region code, AACS and more. Using CinEx HD means that you have to buy another program to decrypt your Blu-ray or DVD completely. While DVDFab contains a built-in decrypter, which can help you remove all the protections on DVDs and Blu-rays, including Cinavia copy protection, for legally personal use.


Best Cinavia Removal Software

CloneBD doesn’t remove Cinavia copy protection by itself. It is a Blu-ray copy tool that can copy unprotected Blu-ray to hard drive or blank Blu-ray disc. To defeat Cinavia, it has to be used with AnyDVD HD, which is supposed to be the actual Cinavia remover. There is an option must be selected in AnyDVD HD to enable the feature of Cinavia removal in combination with CloneBD.

Therefore, to remove cinavia protection from DVDs and Blu-rays, you have to buy these two different programs. CloneBD/AnyDVD HD removes Cinavia watermark by converting the original audio into AC3. The AC3 outputted is downgraded audio, which may have a tiny bit of noise/distortion to the original one. CloneBD/AnyDVD doesn’t work on DVDs.

Part 3. Wrap up

Now we have shown you all the features of the 3 best Cinavia removal software products that can help you remove Cinavia copy protection. You may have known clearly the pros and cons of each Cinavia removal. Think twice and make your own decision. By the way, if you are interested in iTunes DRM removal, you may have a look at DVDFab DRM Removal for Apple, the first choice to remove DRM-protected files from iTunes.