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How to remove DVD encryption and DVD region codes ?

AnyDVD works in the background to automatically remove DVD encryption and remove DVD region codes of a DVD movie as soon as it's inserted into the drive, allowing you then to backup the movie using a DVD backup tool such as CloneDVD and CloneDVD mobile. You can also remove the RPC region code, thereby making the movie region free and viewable on any DVD player and with any DVD player software.

AnyDVD is capable of removing unwanted movie features, including subtitles and prohibition messages such as copyright and FBI warnings. It also allows you to launch an external application whenever you insert or remove a disc, or prevent 'PC-friendly' software from automatically launching when you insert a video DVD.

Step 1. Free download AnyDVD

Start the *.exe file and follow the screen instructions…

You can try out this program absolutely for free within 21 days trial period without any limitations. If you'll find it useful, purchase the program for EUR 49.

Step 2. Launch AnyDVD

After the installation this is done by default. In the case you cannot see the Tray Icon in the Taskbar, AnyDVD is not started! To start the program go Start > All Programs > SlySoft > AnyDVD > AnyDVD. In general that's all. Enjoy! If you want to learn more about some advanced options please continue reading.

Step 3. Remove CSS-Protection and Region Settings

You only need to insert a CSS and/or Region Code protected DVD into your DVD-Rom drive. Everything else is done by AnyDVD independently. It removes automatically CSS and RPC transparently a DVD, while watching or copying with another software. AnyDVD is a filter driver and is running invisibly on your computer.

Step 4. Adjust AnyDVD Settings

Run the program to see its current settings and adjust them. Follow Start > All Programs > SlySoft > AnyDVD > AnyDVD. You'll see the main AnyDVD window. AnyDVD is capable of removing unwanted movie features, including subtitles and prohibition messages such as copyright and FBI warnings or prevent 'PC-friendly' software from automatically launching when you insert a video DVD.

Decryption is not all that AnyDVD offers. You can control the drive speed of your DVD drive, allowing you to reduce the noise level when watching movies on your PC. You can even adjust the display frequency of your monitor for both NTSC and PAL displays. Go Program Settings > External Program. Select the Start internal program on Media Change... check box.

Step 5. Rip Video DVD To Hard Disk

There is a small satellite tool, called AnyDVD Ripper, witch comes alongside with AnyDVD. To run it, follow Start > All Programs > SlySoft > AnyDVD > AnyDVD Ripper.

  • Select a source directory with the VIDEO_TS folder
  • Select a destination directory
  • Leave the Select unreferenced and blank cells… check box selected
  • Click Copy DVD

While copying a DVD this tool removes all protections and regions settings and also repairs broken Video DVDs skipping bad sectors.

Note: AnyDVD Ripper does not shrink or convert DVD to other video formats. For these tasks you have to use other software for example AVS Video Converter or AVS DVD Copy.