Summary: You may meet Cinavia protection when playing a Blu-ray disc, you can read below to learn how to solve Cinavia protection issue and play Blu-ray with Cinavia.
When playing a Blu-ray disc that just came on, one of the following errors appears into the movie:
“Audio outputs temporarily muted. Do not adjust the playback volume. The content being played is protected by Cinavia™and is not authorized for playback on this device.”
Or “Playback stopped. The content being played is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for playback on this device.”
It means that you meet Cinavia™ playback protection/restriction. What is cinavia technology? How to solve Cinavia protection issue and play Blu-ray with Cinavia?
Cinavia Protection is an analog watermarking and steganography system developed by Verance, which is designed to stay within the audio signal and to survive all common forms of audio transfer to limit unauthorized uses of some movies and other filmed entertainment in Blu-ray Disc players. Blu-ray discs cannot easily get rid of this Cinavia protection. When playing media with the watermark embedded in the audio track on a system with Cinavia detection, your computer firmware will detect the watermark and check whether the device it is running on is authorized for that watermark.
The first error indicates that the audio track of the video that you are playing contains a Cinavia code indicating that it is an unauthorized copy of professionally-produced content.
The second error indicated that audio track of the video that you are playing contains a Cinavia code indicating it was intended for presentation using professional equipment only (for example, in a theater) and is not authorized for playback by consumers.
If the video that you are playing is a home movie or other personal recording that includes some professionally produced content (including the audio track of a professionally produced video), to play your recording without muting you may either:
1. Pause the video, wait 30 seconds for the audio to be un-muted, then skip over those portions where the professionally produced material is used and continue playing the rest of the video, or
2. Pause the video, wait 30 seconds for the audio to be un-muted, then play video from a different optical disc for at least 10 minutes before continuing playback of this video.
If the video that you are playing is a professionally produced video (such as a movie or television show), you will need to obtain a copy that was made with the permission of the copyright owner. (from http://www.cinavia.com/)
How to play Cinavia protected Blu-ray disc?
Though Cinavia protection is hard to break, U2USoft Blu-ray Player now can solve all the playback problems of Cinavia protected Blu-ray Discs, and also help users fix all kinds of protection in Blu-ray discs and play Blu-ray successfully on the computer. You can download the latest U2USoft Blu-ray player from our download link.
Step 1 Free download U2USoft Blu-ray Player for PC or Mac and install it on your computer.
Step 2 Run the application, and insert the Cinavia protected Blu-ray disc into the Blu-ray drive, the player will automatically load the disc information and play the video. You can also click “Open Disc…” or press Ctrl+D to play the disc manually.
Step 3 By right click or main menus, you can adjust video and audio settings.
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