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Remove DVD Copy Protection on Windows/Mac

DVD movies, as you probably know, have some pretty sophisticated DRM (digital rights management) technology. That is, copy protection. In the very beginning, DVD movie producers introduced DVD copy protection and encryption technologies to avoid mal use of DVD contents. Till now, dozens of DVD copy protections have emerged, such as Disney X-project DRM, DVD Region Code, the Analog Proetection Systems (APS), ARccOS DVD copyright protection, Content Scramble System (CSS), etc. Its alleged purpose is to stop piracy, but at the same time it prevents people from copying such DVDs for personal use.

If so, it's the dead end? Of course not, keep reading on you can get the ultimate solution to safely remove DVD copy protection and copy your favorite DVD movies.

Remove DVD Copy Protection, Legal or Illegal?

Is it legal to remove copy protection from DVD? According to DMCA's statement (No person shall, without the authority of the copyright owner or the law intentionally remove or alter any copyright management information). But, it doesn't mean that you can't convert DVD to MP4, or USB, hard drive for personal use. As long as you don't share the video files with others, you still can store the ripped DVD on your computer/portable devices for replaying at any time.

Find the Right Tool to Remove Copy Protection from DVD

Because of various DVD copy protection mentioned as above, only a few programs can rip copy-protected DVD for backup. Among them Pavtube DVDAid for Windows/ Mac stands out and unquestionably becomes the best one, alternative to any free DVD Rippers when you got any DVD ripping problems. 

This DVD ripper can easily convert DVD to MP4, MOV, M4V, FLV, AVI, MP3 and more video/audio formats by breaking all kinds of DVD copy protection techs including DVD CSS, Region Code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, Disney X-project DRM and so on. What's more, with 300+ preset profiles, this DVD copy software also allows users to freely copy DVDs with protection to many latest mobile devices for playback on the move, for example, iPhone X/8, iPad Pro 2017, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, XboxOne X, etc. with fast speed and zero quality loss.

With Pavtube DVDAid, you also can:

- Select desired subtitle language and audio track from DVD movies 

- Customize output profile parameters to get better output video and audio quality 

Enable forced subtitles to disable the traditional subtitles while still preserving the subtitles that translate foreign language speaking parts

- Convert standard DVD to 3D video files, such as Full SBS, HSBS, Top-Bottom and Anaglyph mode to fit in your VR Headsets and 3D TVs

Add subtitle to DVD when the foreign DVD movie do not contain any language subtitles you understand

- Edit DVD movies by trimming unwanted parts, cropping out black bars or unwanted area, add video/image/transparent text watermark, apply special effect, change video color effect, remove/replace audio in DVD video, etc.

Simple Steps to Copy and Rip DVD with Pavtube DVDAid

Preparation: Download the DVD protection removal software by clicking buttons above and then follow the steps to get rid of DVD copy protection.

Step 1. Import Copy-protected DVD movies

Insert DVD disc into optical drive of your computer. Launch the best DVD copy protection removal software on your computer, on the main interface, click "File" > "Load from disc" to import copy-protected DVD. You can also add ISO image or DVD folder as target files.

Tips: This DVD copy software can automatically select the main movie title for you.

Step 2: Choose output format or device you desire

After DVD importing, select the output video or audio format you desire from the output format list by clicking the drop-down "Format" box, such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, MOV, etc. A large amount of devices (Apple, Android, Microsoft, etc) preset profile formats are also provided here.

Choose output file format

Tip: To keep all different audio tracks like Dolby TrueHD 7.1/5.1 stereo passthrough, different languages for the subtitles, the best suggestion here is to use Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/ Mac to output “Format > Multi-track Video > Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV (*.mkv)” or "Multi-track MP4(*.mp4)".

Step 3: Select Destination Folder

Click the "Browse" button to specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files.

Step 4: Start to remove DVD copy protection and convert DVD to digital format

Click "Convert" button on the main interface to start to rip copy-protected DVD, depending on the DVD, your settings, and your computer's hardware, this could take a while. 

After the whole process of DVD copy protection removal finishes and you can backup it or enjoy your DVD source on more devices.

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