Copy protected DVD's?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Json81, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Json81 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2012
    I've ripped all my dvds to .iso with MAC DVD Ripper Pro and converted most of them with iVi.
    But some of them (mostly Disney) can't be converted with iVi (or handbrake).
    Isos plays fine on the computer.

    Is there any OS X software that can remove the copy protection from the isos?
  2. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    MakeMKV (free while in beta...and that's been for a while now).
  3. Json81 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2012
    Ok, that worked.
    But what's the format inside the .mkv? I'm guessing same as dvd since file was ~7GB?

    Worked fine to convert that file to .mp4 with iVi, thanks for the help!
  4. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Correct, codec inside the mkv is the same as what your source is. mkv is just a container. Since you say your source is dvd, I would assume the format is mpeg2.
  5. Json81 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2012
    Perfect, then there's no double conversion.
  6. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Correct again, iso is also just a container.
  7. Cartert, Mar 1, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013

    Cartert macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2013
    Recently I bought 2 DVDs that will not play/mount on my Macbook which is running 10.5.8. Other DVDs play without issue. The DVDs in question are "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs". Both of these DVDs say "copy-protected". The symptom is that the machine makes a few attempts to load the DVD and then ejects is. Does Apple have a fix that allows mounting of these DVDs for playback?
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    It is not Apple's fault. The studios can create DVDs that have incorrect formatting that will cause a computer to refuse to mount, but will play on a standard DVD player since the players there just ignore some errors and go ahead and play. The studios don't want you even playing DVDs on your computer since that would allow you to somehow break the copy protection.

    With Blu-Ray it's even worse - the players need to be updated regularly to deal with new protection schemes. It is not uncommon to buy a new blu-ray disk and find it won't work in older players.

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