removes most types of copy protection found on movie DVDs. DVD43 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. If you have Windows 98 or Windows ME, we suggest you use DVDFab
which allows you to rip all the files of a DVD to your hard drive and then copy with your favorite copy software.
How to use DVD43
1. Run the setup file which installs the software and leaves an icon in your task bar. DVD43 will run in the background and decrypt movies on the fly.
2. When your DVD reader is empty or the movie inserted is not copy protected, you'll see a yellow smiley face.
3. When a copy protected DVD is detected, the yellow face will turn to a red devil face for a few seconds and then to a green happy face - which means it's ready to use.
4. Start your DVD copy software and copy the movie.
If you get errors using DVD43
1. Before you begin copying a DVD, close DVD43 by clicking on the smiley face in the task bar and select the 'Close' menu item.
2. Insert the movie you want to copy, play it using your software DVD player for about 1 minute, then close the software DVD player.
3. Start DVD43 (click the Start button, select 'All Programs' and select 'DVD43') and let DVD43 detect the movie and turn green.
4. Start your DVD copy software. If you still get an encrypted DVD error, reboot your computer - DVD43 is temperamental sometimes.
How to update to the lastest version
- Un-install all versions of DVD43 using your Windows Control Panel.
- Delete all the files in your 'C:\Program Files\dvd43' folder, then reboot your computer.
- Install the latest version of DVD43 and reboot your computer.
Changes in DVD43 4.6
- Improved decrypting of newer DVDs with bad sectors.
* DVD43 Plug-in 188.8.131.52
- Improved support for bad DVD structure
- Added Visual Studio C++ console application test code
- This software is free for use, for any purpose. Don't pay for it, and use it at your own risk. Please do not use it for any malicious purpose. Don't break the law!
- DVD43 1.4 requires Patin-Couffin Access Layer
on 29 August 2012, reviewed by: shiny
It is much easier for DRM to be relatively impervious in 64-bit Windows. DVD43 came up with this stopgap method buy I believe DirectShow now operates as a kernel mode API and so video cannot be sampled off a DVD like original DVD43 did so well.
Anyhow, here's their link to the best effort: http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5753&s=136&r= . This is DVD43 v184.108.40.206 and it's old. Make sure you are burning with "burnproof" and/or "simulate mode" on first, or just do a dry run before each title with a DVD-RW.
I have the Hunger Games (store bought) in my possession right now and it 5 2-hour "chapters" listed in the menu system. The copy protection is not getting easier!
My other suggestion is to use linux for this and other tasks. If you can get Linux Mint or Debian or Fedora to PLAY the actual content in VLC or mplayer, etc ... that means the stream (the demuxed mpeg2/VOBs are be written to display software in the clear.
That means that stream can be grabbed by anything: VLC, AcidRip, Lives, even Brasero. This is part of the reason why playing HDCP Blurays in most linux distros is difficult: the stream is not protected end-to-end.
Let me know if you have any more questions :)
on 08 June 2012, reviewed by: RON
WORKS GREAT ON 32 BIT, BUT NOW MY WINDOWS 7 IS 64 BIT WANT WORK, DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT I NEED FOR 64 BITS, HELP !
on 27 June 2011, reviewed by: Shirley
I am having the same exact problem. I was so angry to find out that dvd43 will not work on my NEW 64 bit computer. What do we do now?