Stupid Cinavia

By DRene
Aug 21, 2016
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  1. I bought a DVD and played it last night, ran fine in my DVD player and now tonight its got that stupid mute crap going on. What do I need to do? Its just a standard DVD player, no internet or anything!
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,035   +2,558

    I don't think there is much you can do about it, at least not legally or legitimately, without going out and buying a current model Blu-ray player.

    The unfortunate thing is, Cinavia is only actually intended for Blu-ray discs. The people who are mastering the discs, are carrying that DRM over to the DVDs where it really isn't supposed to be.

    I had thought that a player which wasn't equipped with Cinavia hardware, would play the discs, and people were scrambling to grab up those old players, before the cutoff date when you could no longer manufacture a Blu-ray player without the dreaded DRM.

    Oh yeah, and you could ostensibly copy a Cinavia protected disc, the picture would be OK, but you lost the sound on playback. Hm...

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