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Can't Rip Sony DVD? Best DVD Ripper to Rip Sony and Other Copy-protected DVDs

"How do I rip a DVD that has Sony's ARccOS protection? I tried DVD decrypter and followed the ripping guide of changing settings in the Mode and stuff, but it still doesn't work."

As is known to all, Sony ARccOS is a copy-protection system developed by Sony and used to deliberately create corrupted sectors on some DVDs. And, most of normal DVD players or even Sony players will fail to play ARccOS protected DVDs so that users have to find out a protected DVD ripper to cope with the Sony DVD. Although some software can access those corrupted sectors, they will also produce error or directly fail when ripping Sony ARccOS protected DVD.

Part 1: Common Failure Cases When Ripping DVDs from Sony

  1. I copy protected DVD released by Sony with Mac The Ripper and later the "bad sector" error comes out.
  2. DVD Shrink noticed that there is a Navigation error when ripping Sony DVD.
  3. My friends used AnyDVD and DVDFab to rip The Pee Mak DVD (a Thai movie) containing a bad sector, but finally failed. Mostly because the variations on bad sector copy protection have not been used on DVDs in the USA or Europe and AnyDVD or DVDFab constantly are updated for Hollywood movies.
  4. I applied Isobuster to rip Sony ARccOS protected DVD. It took many hours to extract even a 1-minute length of bad setor of DVD. It seems impossible to pass through the entire bad sector.
  5. ...

In fact, in addition to the above-mentioned DVD rippers, many users may find that the ripping process often gets stuck at 75% and never moves again even though they tried other Sony ARccOS-supported DVD rippers. So, the question is: how to painlessly bypass Sony ARccOS DVD copy protection and rip protected DVDs to be compatible with various media players and mobile devices? Simply, you just need to find out a full-featured and functional Sony DVD ripping software.

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Part 2: How to Rip and Copy Sony DVD Easily

Try to Use the Best DVD Ripper to Fix Bad Sector Error

Don't feel depressed after trying all sorts of DVD ripper. Actually, MacX DVD Ripper Pro (Windows version) could be your best assistant. Serving as a specilist in DVD ripping, this DVD decrypter can effortlessly remove Sony ARccOS copy protection and 1:1 rip & copy Sony DVD with bad sector to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, H264, MPEG4, MKV, MP3, etc and other mainstream devices like iPhone 7, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7, etc. Superfast speed and original quality reserved.

Besides, it also can bypass other common DVD copy protections including DVD CSS, region code, RCE, UOPs, Disney X-project protection and more. Thus, users needless to worry how to successfully rip copy-protected DVDs released by Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Walt Disney Studios, etc.

Now let's get started to rip Sony DVDs with MacX DVD Ripper Pro.

Prior to the job, you should download DVD ripper on Mac (El Capitan/macOS Sierra included); you are suggested to download Windows version (Win 10 supported) if you are a Windows user.

Step 1: Fire up this tool on Windows or Mac computer. Insert your DVD into your disc drive and hit "DVD Disc" button to load DVD info. BTW, DVD folder and ISO image are also supported.

Step 2: Choose the output profile for your DVD contents. You can feel free to choose MP4, AVI, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, iTunes and more in the output format area.

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rip Sony DVD

Step 3: Click the "Browse" to specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files.

Step 4: Tap the "RUN" button to start to rip Sony DVD with bad sector.

For your reference:

  1. The updated new mechanism from this DVD ripper will automatically choose the right title for you during Sony DVD ripping process. Of course, you'd better check the Safe Mode to ensure the successful DVD ripping process.
  2. Those four simple steps also can be used to rip Lionsgate DVD, Disney X-project protection DVD, workout DVD, Japanese AV DVD and more.

Part 3: Top 10 Popular DVD Movies Released by Sony Pictures

NO Movie Name Starring Directed by


Underworld: Blood Wars

Kate Beckinsale, Theo James

Anna Foerster


The Handmaiden

Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha

Chan-wook Park



Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

Morten Tyldum



Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones

Ron Howard


The Magnificent Seven

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt

Antoine Fuqua



Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton

Kevin Reynolds


Miracles from Heaven

Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers

Patricia Riggen


Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise

Tom Selleck, William Devane

Robert Harmon


War Room

Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer

Alex Kendrick


The Equalizer

Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas

Antoine Fuqua

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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.