Now and then, as you play a Blu-ray disc or DVD on your TV, the movie will suddenly go silent. It won’t back to normal even though you press hard on the Mute button or the Resume.
Looking at the screen, a pop-up that says ‘The content being played is protected by Cinavia’ tells you what on earth is happening. This so-called Cinavia Protection is the one to blame for interrupting the playback.
A Blu-ray movie is no doubt a treat for the eyes and ears, but one that is ruined by Cinavia is a total disaster. How can we watch a movie with no sound?
We must remove the Cinavia from the Blu-ray disc even though there’s no simple remedy for this.
To get rid of the Cinavia Protection, we need to turn to some Cinavia Removal software for help. And in today’s tutorial, we’ll be seeing a very useful Cinavia removal tool. Hopefully, this post can get you out of the ‘silence’ situation and have fun with your disc.
It’s very important to know your enemy before taking it down. So, before removing it from the Blu-ray disc, let’s know what it is and how it works.
What is Cinavia Protection
Developed by Verance (A company develops content protection methods for movie, music, and TV ), Cinavia is a digital rights management (DRM) for DVD and Blu-ray contents.
Established in 2010, Cinavia has become mandatory for all consumer Blu-ray discs and players in conjunction with AACS (Another DRM method for Blu-ray protection) since 2012. This means every Blu-ray disc and player you purchase from 2013 has Cinavia and AACS.
How does Cinavia work
Discs with Cinavia protection methods carry inaudible codes in the audio tracks.
Normally, a commercial Blu-ray disc protected by Cinavia will run perfectly on a Blu-ray player.
Whenever an unauthorized action of copy occurs, the Cinavia codes on the duplicate will be triggered. Then, as you play the disc with a Cinavia-supported Blu-ray player, the machine will start to read the disc. As the player finally detects the activated Cinavia codes, the audio track will be disabled and you’ll receive a Cinavia warning on the screen.
Cinavia message types
Depending on the disc, your action, and other factors, the Cinavia explanatory codes may differ:
Message Code 1
Playback stopped. The content being played is protected by Cinavia and is not authorized for playback on this device. For more information, see http://www.cinavia.com. Message Code 1.
These messages suggest that you’re playing a Blu-ray disc that is intended for playback in special places with professional kits, like a theater or TV networks. This disc is not allowed to play at home by the everyday device.
Message Code 2
Copying stopped. The content being copied is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for copying from this device. For more information, see http:// www.cinavia.com. Message Code 2.
This one indicates that you’re currently copying a Cinavia-protected disc that is for places like a cinema or TV network. You’re unavailable to continue the copy and have to stop without the professional kits.
Message Code 3
Audio outputs temporarily muted. Do not adjust the playback volume. The content being played is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for playback on this device. For more information, see http://www.cinavia.com. Message Code 3.
Receiving this means you’re playing a disc that is an unauthorized duplicate of a Cinavia-protected disc. Now, the audio track of this disc copy contains a Cinavia code. The playback will be muted from now.
Message Code 4
Luckily, the Internet is omnipotent that we can find some software to remove Cinavia from a Blu-ray or DVD. If you have no idea how to choose one and use it to make your disc playable, take a look at Leawo Prof. Media.
This is a pretty helpful tool, right? Download the program on your computer and let’s start to remove the Cinavia protection on your Blu-ray.
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III. How to remove Cinavia protection from Blu-ray/DVD
In this part, we’ll use Leawo Prof. Media to remove the Cinavia protection on your Blu-ray or DVD. Check the following steps and try it on your own.
Import the Blu-ray disc to Leawo Prof. Media
Insert the Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray drive on your computer. Then, launch Leawo Prof. Media on your computer and choose Blu-ray Cinavia on its interface.
Hit the Add Blu-ray option and choose Add from CD-ROM from the drop-down list. Select the inserted Blu-ray disc to import.
Then, Leawo will prompt you to decide the region code for the added Blu-ray disc. Make sure you choose the right one.
Set up for the Cinavia removal
As Leawo finishes processing the target Blu-ray disc (or file), you need to decide some parameters to complete the removal.
First, look at the 3 options, Fill Movie, Main Movie, and Custom Movie.
It’s known that a Blu-ray disc (or folder/ISO) contains not only the main movie but also some bloopers, interviews, BTS scenes, etc. Depending on what you want to copy from the Blu-ray disc, you have 3 modes to choose from:
If you choose Main Movie or Custom Movie, locate Subtitle and Audio to decide the subtitle channel and audio track for the movie and video(s). For those who choose Full Movie, skip this.
Start to remove Cinavia
Hit the green Cinavia button to proceed. Next, you need to decide the destination of the output.
Locate Copy to and you may tick the Folder or ISO option to copy the Blu-ray disc as a BDMV folder or BD ISO file onto your computer.
Or, you can copy the BD content to a blank disc, insert a blank disc into the disc drive and copy to this drive.
Check Cinavia settings and make sure it’s checked. Navigate to Save to: and select the destination to save the output.
Lastly, hit the Start button to initiate a Cinavia removal.
Leawo Prof. Media will work to remove the Cinavia methods from your Blu-ray disc and import the unprotected BD movie to your computer (or a blank disc). Wait for a while and then enjoy the BD movie without Cinavia restrictions.
In this part, we’ll be seeing some problems about Cinavia that bother other Blu-ray users. Have more questions about Cinavia, please keep on reading. And if you still can’t find an answer for your puzzle, leave a comment for us and we will work harder to optimize this post.