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[Solved] How to Fix "Can't Rip Lionsgate DVDs" or Rip Protected DVDs Smoothly

There will be an embarrassing situation when people try to rip Lionsgate DVD such as Oscar movie Manchester By the Sea, The Trust or I Am Wrath after they've got these new releases. Symptoms in these DVD ripper software can be summarized as below:

If you are one of them who cannot rip DVDs from Lionsgate , this article is helpful, which centers on reasons and solutions in these copy protected DVD ripping for your personal use.

Why You Cannot Copy/Rip Lionsgate DVD - Possible Reasons

Tech geeks know that the failure to rip copy protected DVD from Lionsgate can attribute to the copy protection and may take it for granted that many DVD ripper can handle this copy protection measure. But unlike other discs applying CSS or Region Code, DVDs from Lionsgate are constructed totally different from these standard discs and institute a new copy protection scheme, called Playlist Obfuscation.

The DVD copy protection is the common name for Screenpass, which requires runtime java to decode the playlists and shows multiple playlists on the disc but redirects to a false one preventing playback. It targets at the DVD rippers that automatically select the longest playlist but hides the correct playlist sequence playback order in such as way to incapacitate some DVD converter software like Handbrake, thus leading to DVD rip errors and making movie unwatchable.

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How to Fix Lionsgate Copy Protected DVD Ripping Errors [Guide & Solution]

If you've tried several DVD rippers on your Mac or PC such as AnyDVD, DVDShrink, Handbrake, etc to make backup of Lionsgate DVD but end with DVD loading, data reading, playlist choosing errors, you can switch to one of the most popular DVD ripper, MacX DVD Ripper Pro (Windows version), a respectable fast DVD ripper that incorporates both DVD decrypter, DVD ripper and DVD copier in hand.

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1. Unique DVD analysis tech to support all DVD copy protections, e.g. Playlist Obfuscation, CSS, Region Code, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-project protection, Cinavia, etc.
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Rip Lionsgate DVD

Step 1: Free download, install and run the Lionsgate DVD ripper on Windows or Mac version. The latest version supports more newly released DVDs, including the latest Manchester By the Sea.

Step 2: Insert the DVD into your disc drive and click the "DVD Disc" to load the data. DVD Folder or ISO image is also supported. This tool will automatically choose the right title or playlist for you.

Step 3: After the disc loading, there pop-up a window where you can choose the output format at your wish. The output options range from DVD to iTunes, iMovie, MP4, MOV to iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC, Chromecast, PS4, and more.

Step 4: Choose the output folder to save the movie file and then start Lionsgate DVD ripping after you click RUN button.

Note: You are advised to check the Safe Mode to ensure a smooth DVD ripping process. This is helpful especially when you want to rip Lionsgate DVD or rip severally protected DVDs, though it may take more time than normal DVD ripping.

Top 10 Chart of Lionsgate DVDs over Decades


Movie Name


Directed by



The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, et

Francis Lawrence

2 hrs 16 mins


Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, et

Mel Gibson

2 hrs 19 mins


Manchester By the Sea

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Kenneth Lonergan

2 hrs 17 min


I Am Wrath

John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Amanda Schull

Chuck Russell

1 hr 32 min


Now You See Me 2

Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg

Jon M. Chu

2 hrs 9 min


Shaun The Sheep - The Movie

Justin Fletcher, Justin Fletcher, et

Justin Fletcher, Justin Fletcher, et

1 hr 25 min


The Trust

Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sky Ferreira

Alex Brewer, Benjamin Brewer

1 hr 32 min


La La Land

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt

Damien Chazelle

2 hrs 8 min


The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood

Breck Eisner

1 hr 46 min


The Expendables 3

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Patrick Hughes

2 hrs 6 mins

Disclaimer: The software company only advocate using this DVD ripper to copy and rip Lionsgate DVD or other copy protected DVDs under the concept of Fair Use and don't encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it.

Author: Bella Brown | Updated on Dec 6, 2018

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