The audio of the video you are playing is suddenly muted and a message as below,

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 Message Code 3.

is displaying on the screen with “Cinavia™ playback restriction (3)” on your SAMSUNG/SONY Blu-ray playback device’s front panel. That is a typical situation when you are playing an unauthorized video that embedded with Cinavia protection on your optical disc players including Blu-ray player, PlayStation 3, PlayStation4, DVD player and even computer.

Cinavia is one of the most advanced anti-pirate technologies in Blu-ray/DVD content. From 2012, Cinavia protection is delicately applied to almost all new released Blu-ray player and commercial Blu-ray/DVD content. View Cinavia-Free Blu-ray Player.

So, how to skip it when running into Cinavia audio muted problem.

#1 How to Skip Cinavia Message Code 3 on Blu-ray Player

1 Pause the play and reverse the video 1 minute, and wait 30 seconds then continue to play. (works on some players)

2 Pause the play and mark down the time point when Cinavia takes effect. Switch to play other videos for over 10 minutes then switch back to the original video to continue to play. (works on most players)

3 The producer doesn’t apply Cinavia to all audio tracks of the videos, so if you have more than one audio track with your video, you can do the following to skip Cinavia messages code 3.

Stop the video and wait for the disappearance of the message, then change to another soundtrack that is not protected by Cinavia, then you are free to go on, or.

You can watch the video with not Cinavia soundtrack for 10 minutes and then switch back to the original soundtrack. But you will get the same message after 30 minutes, then you have to repeat the operation mentioned above.

#2 How to Skip Cinavia Message Code 3 on PS3/PS4

For playing with PS3 and PS4. Pause the video when you see the message and press X to exit the video. Go to settings > Time and Date setting, choose Manual and set the time 20 minutes back forward. Then continue to play the video. In this way, you don’t have to switch the soundtrack and title track while you still have to repeat the operation once after 20 minutes. Do remember to set the time back to normal after you watch the whole video.

#3 How to Remove Cinavia protection from Blu-ray Disc

It is tedious and disgusting for us to see the Cinavia Message Code 3 repeatedly. Let me show you how to remove Cinavia watermark from your Blu-ray content. The trick to remove Cinavia protection introduce here is to pick out the soundtrack with Cinavia and replaced it with one that doesn’t have Cinavia.

Leawo Prof. Media program is able to eliminate Cinavia watermark from your Blu-ray Disc/Blu-ray folder/Blu-ray ISO file. Just several simple clicks you can get rip of Cinavia Message Code 3.

Step 1 Install Leawo Prof. Media on your computer and open it afterward. Turn to module Blu-ray Cinavia (Windows Only), you can enter it with the button Cinavia on the top navigation or the box Blu-ray Cinavia on the main screen.

Remove Cinavia with Prof. Media

Step 2 Import your Blu-ray content

You will see a Add Blu-ray drop-down menu button on the left-top toolbar. Actually you can only find one button there. So you won’t miss it. You can add Blu-ray content in 3 forms as you will see them in the drop-menu, they are Blu-ray Disc (Add from CD-ROM), Blu-ray folder (Add from folder), and Blu-ray ISO file (Add iso file). You should import content according to your needs.

A prompt box will show up and tell you if your Blu-ray content is protected by Cinavia.

Step 3 Adjust Blu-ray preferences

You are provided with many customization options to suit different situations. I will explain these settings explicitly.

  • Full Movie or Main Movie: To copy all contents from the original Blu-ray content choose Full Movie. Only want to keep movie choose Main Movie.
  • Subtitle and Audio: Here you can choose the subtitle and audio that you like to copy to the destination content.
  • BD-50 or BD-25: You can choose Disc type between these two. Your selection will take effect to the output size. If you don’t know which one to select, just leave it alone.

Step 4 Adjust Output Settings

The output setting panel can be called out with the big green Cinavia button on the right-top. No sure about how to set it up? View the details as below:

  • Copy to: Set the output format of your Cinavia-Eliminated Blu-ray video to Folder, ISO FIle, and Blu-ray Disc.
  • Cinavia Settings: Check the box Remove Cinavia.
  • Save to: If you choose to copy original video to folder or ISO folder in the previous setting, you have to designate a location to store the output file.

Step 5 Click Start button.

#4 How to Play Cinavia Protected Blu-rays on Computer

If you are playing Blu-ray/DVD video on a computer. You need to change a Blu-ray Player software without Cinavia protection. Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player is my suggestion.