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How to Rip Copy Protected DVD without Read Error

You do face problems some times in ripping DVD as getting errors like "Unrecovered Read Error" or "Data cannot be read" etc. Read errors on a DVD are sometimes caused by scratches; sometimes are inserted in DVDs to inhibit people from copying them, better known as DVD copy protection. Scratches on a DVD can often be fixed by using rubbing alcohol, furniture polish or toothpaste to remove scratches and smudges from a DVD's surface. After these imperfections are removed, the DVD should perform much better in your DVD ripping program.

But to copy protected DVDs is really a big headache. This is because companies making DVD movies make their DVD in such a way that if you ever want to copy it, your DVD ROM will get stuck in a particular area of the DVD which it wont be able to read and therefore gives a DVD read error. Most DVD uses a copy-prevention algorithm such as Content Scramble System (CSS), Region Code Enhanced (RCE), User Operation Prohibition (UOP), Sony ARccOS DVD protection, the Analog Protection System, etc. which helps to prevent DVD movies play in a region before a film is released in theaters.

Best DVD Ripper for Protected DVDs without Read Error

You might have a try on the DVD video recorder to get movies off DVD disc, but unsatisfied with its poor quality. A few DVD ripping programs have advanced technology that can rip copy protected DVD with least loss on quality. Here MacX DVD Ripper Pro (for Mac) is highly recommended.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro is tested and proved to best protected DVD ripping software which supports ripping the newest DRMed DVD to DVD to MP4, AVI, FLV, MOV, MPEG, 3GP, etc. It will also rip protected DVDs to Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, Apple TV, Samsung Galaxy, Microsoft Surface tablet, Windows phones/tablets, Zune, Amazon, Lenovo, Acer, etc. Besides these basic functions, it also has advanced function such as cutting off clips, removing unwanted borders, adding external subtitle and so on. Below is the tutorial about how to copy a DVD on a Mac.

How to Rip Copy Protected DVD without Read Error with MacX DVD Ripper Pro

Step 1: Import DVD movie or DVD folder.

Free download and install the DVD copy protection software, insert your DVD disc to your computer hard drive, for example, the latest released Venom DVD. Then click "DVD Disc" button on the upper left part to load DVD. Alternatively, you can also load DVD folder by clicking "DVD Folder" button.

Step 2: Choose output format.

Select the output format as you desire, like convert DVD to MP4, DVD to FLV, DVD to MOV, DVD to iPhone, etc. By the way, you can also copy DVD on Mac's hard drive by hitting the "DVD Backup" button.

Mac The Ripper Alternative
Mac The Ripper Alternative

Tips: MacX DVD Ripper Pro regularly updates to keep pace with latest technology. The recently updated version supports the latest Mac OS operating system Mavericks, making you rip DVD on Mac Mavericks an easy task.

See also: Handbrake Mac | VLC Rip DVD

Step 3: Select output folder.
Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Start ripping without DVD read error.
Hit the "RUN" button to start ripping copy protected DVD on Mac. You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime. If you are willing to play the converted DVD movies on iPhone iPad on the go, you can turn to MacX MediaTrans. It is the best iPhone data transfer software that can sync music between mac and iPhone iPad iPod, backup iPhone photos, export and import 4K videos to iPhone (7), iPad Pro, iPod Touch 5 with ease.

Notice: We only advocates copying and ripping DVDs under the concept of Fair Use and does not encourage any illegal reproduction or distribution of copyrighted content. Please abide by the local DVD copyright law before doing it.

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author- bella
Bella Brown

Bella has been working with DVD digitization for over 12 years. She writes articles about everything related to DVD, from disc drive, DVD copyright protection, physical structure, burning and backup tips. The unceasing passion of DVD movies helps her build a rich DVD library and ensure a practical solution to address almost all possible DVD issues. Bella is also a crazy fan for Apple products.