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How to Remove DVD CSS Protection in Windows/Mac

CSS (Content Scramble System) is a DRM (Digital Rights Management) scheme used on commercial DVD-video discs to prevent the discs from being illegally copied, shared, etc. Perhaps you have got some commercial CSS-protected DVD movies from local stores, online stores, etc. and want to remove CSS protection from them legally so that you can play and share the DVD movies conveniently? Haven't found a solution yet? Don't worry! In this article, you'll learn how to copy CSS protected DVD movies in Windows 8/XP/7/Vista and Mac OS X (including Mountain Lion) with ease.

To get it done, you need a DVD copy tool. Here Aimersoft DVD Copy is strongly recommended to help you finish the task. It's a powerful tool to remove DVD CSS protection and DVD region code for personal usage. With it, you can backup your CSS encrypted DVD movies to hard drive as DVD Folder, ISO or copy them to a blank DVD disc. If you're using a Mac, simply turn to Aimersoft DVD Backup for Mac, which has the same functions as the Windows version. Now download the right version and follow the instructions below to remove CSS encryption and region code from your favorite DVD movies and copy them to your computer's hard drive or DVD disc.

Download CSS Encryption Removal:

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Note: If you want to backup your CSS-encrypted DVD movies to computer in video formats for portable media players like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc., please turn to How to Rip Protected DVD Movies.

How to easily unlock CSS-protected DVDs

The tutorial below uses Aimersoft DVD Copy for Windows screenshots. The steps to remove DVD CSS on Mac are the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.

1Load DVD movies

Install and launch Aimersoft DVD Copy. Then insert the DVD disc into your computer's DVD drive and click the "Source" drop-down list to browse your computer and locate your DVD files..

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2Select DVD target and copy mode

Click the "Target" drop-down list to select a target to output the selected DVD movie: copy DVD to a blank DVD disc, to a DVD folder or an ISO file. Then click "Copy Mode" to choose from "Full Movie", "Main Movie (with menu)", "Main Movie (without menu) and "Custom Mode" to copy the part you want.

3 Start removing DVD CSS encryption and copying

After all necessary settings, click "Start" on the lower right to start copying your DVD movies bypassing DVD CSS protection.

Below is a video tutorial on how to remove DVD CSS protection:

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Just purcased DVD Backup getting error message...Import failed! Please make sure it''s a movie DVD and has standard DVD structure. ??????
Thanks... it was time to upgrade anyway, so I'm on 10.6.8 now, but without a working optical drive, I had to use someone else's computer that's still at 10.5.8. Good to know you've got it covered though.
Hi, Aimersoft DVD Copy (Version 2.5.1) supports Mac OS X 10.6 and above. But you can still get the lower version by contacting our support team. http://support.aimersoft.com/
Does not work with Mac OSX 10.5.8.
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