As a common practice in US, DVD copy is beloved by many people. It is believed that quite a lot of American have developed the habit of copying DVD, and more recently, Blu-ray discs to enjoy the extraordinary experience which no other things can provide easily. However, the Cinavia technology, a response to copyright infringement, often prevents them from doing that, thus depriving them of such happiness as provided by this activity, and leads to complaints and demands for a counter-measure against it.
According to the company who first developed this technology, the original purpose of Cinavia was to help movie production companies survive an era where it’s easy to record movies in a movie theater with a camcorder and compression and other copying technology keep cropping up, posing severe challenges to them. It works to prevent copying both counterfeit and legal copies of Blu-ray discs or DVDs via a detection of watermarks which are planted in the audio tracks of those discs. Like DRM adopted by Apple, it’s also developed in the name of protecting copyrights.
If you play those discs by a playback system such as PS4 or PS3 with Cinavia detection, the system will detect the watermark immediately. If the disc is authorized, then the playback will go well without any noticeable changes. If not, a message may be displayed, stating that the media is not authorized on the device and you should go to the Cinavia website for more information. Then, depending on your firmware, the playback will be stopped immediately or the sound muted.
The copyright protection rhetoric, as far as I’m concerned, doesn’t justify its nature of blocking the free communication of knowledge and information conveyed by discs around the world. Once you bought the DVD or Blu-ray, you became its owner and have the liberty of disposing of it like copying it for personal purposes. So, is there any way to remove Cinavia on Blu-ray or remove Cinavia on DVD and copy any discs freely? The answer is yes.
Like DRM removal, the past couple of years have also witnessed the rapid development of Cinavia removal software and the tremendous demands have given rise to a number of excellent products. Among them, DVDFab Cinavia Removal is obviously an outstanding player. It’s easy to use, and takes very few steps to get job done. That’s also why so many users are obsessed with it and recommend it to their friends and families.
Next, let’s explore what’s the secret behind the successful story of this tool and find out how to use it to remove Cinavia on Blu-ray or remove Cinavia on DVD.
Click “Free Download” button on the product page of its official website, choose a directory or a place where you want to store its installer files, then click “Save”. Particularly, there are two versions of installers in total – Windows and Mac, please make sure you download the right one that is compatible with your device.
After that, click the .exe file, then the “Click to Install” button to initiate the installing process. As this process involves downloading data from the official websites, so it may take a while or longer, depending on your Internet connection conditions. Once it’s done, click “Start DVDFab”, and the program will be activated immediately.
Now we are going to learn how to use it to remove Cinavia on Blu-ray or remove Cinavia on DVD when copying a disc. The whole process only takes five steps, so you don’t have to worry it is too difficult to learn.
There are a couple of modes provided by this program, but only under “Full Disc” and “Main Movie” modes will it be able to remove Cinavia on 4K UHD Blu-ray or DVD. “Full Disc” means that you can copy the full information on the original disc with this mode while “Main Movie” means only the main movie will be preserved and all the other irreverent information such as preview, film clips, ads will be excluded.
To choose “Main Movie”, for example, click the “Copy” tab, then the horizontal arrow on the left part of the main interface. Then, you will see a couple of options, click “Main Movie”, and your job is done.
Now you can import the DVD or Blu-ray disc to proceed. If it is stored in your computer, you have two methods to do this. First, click the plus-shape button on the center of the spacious area of the main interface, then choose the location of this disc and click “Open”.
Second, if it is on your computer desktop, you can directly drag it into this program by holding the left mouse button. If you want to use your optical drive in your computer to do this job, just insert the disc into the drive, and the software will recognize it automatically and instruct you what to do next.
Once the source is loaded, it will be showed in the main interface. There is a typical “Cinavia” logo along with its title as well as a few other options with different functions. That is to say, you can also use this program to test whether one CD or Blu-ray disk contains such protective mechanism. Also, when it is loaded, the program normally gives you a reminder, saying this disc contains a Cinavia and suggesting you to remove Cinavia on 4K UHD Blu-ray.
When a source is downloaded, it will be presented with a couple of categories including Title, Runtime, Chapter, Audio and Subtitle. Under the Audio category, however, is the button to remove Cinavia on 4K UHD Blu-ray
Click the drop-down list under “Audio” category, and you will see a couple of options. Find the one with the Cinavia logo, check it and click the logo, make sure there is a slash across this logo.
In the “Full Disc” mode, to remove this Cinavia, you need to click the advanced settings button, then a dialogue box will jump out, in the Blu-ray Settings, click the third option, namely “Create Protected Disc(BDMV-REC) to disable Cinavia on PS3 with firmware ≤4.0”, and your job is done.
A directory is a place where you want to store the copy file. On the lower left corner is a couple of buttons for the choice of directory. If you want to choose your optical drive as the directory, click the bar frame next to “Save to”, and it will give you a list of options which you can choose from. If you want to save this copy as an ISO image file, then click the ISO icon, and choose the file name and specific location. If you want to save it as a DVD folder, then click the folder-shape button, and choose a folder where you want to save it.
The final step is to click the “Start” button on the lower right corner. Once you did it, the process will get started immediately. if you are operating a Blu-ray disc, the whole process may take a while as the file is so large. The progress can be seen clearly in the progress bar. And you can pause whenever you want.
There are still a lot of products developed by DVDFab, including DVDFab Video Downloader which you can use to download videos off more than 200 websites. If you have any trouble like that, you can use them for help.
① Completely & permanently remove the Cinavia from Blu-rays
② Create Cinavia-free Blu-rays work on all the Cinavia-enabled devices
③ Preserve the lossless HD audios without compromising quality
④ Offer Full Disc and Main Movie modes to process the removal
⑤ Provide seamless and automatic operations, easy to all users