Cannot Copy/Rip Lionsgate DVD? Fixed!

As the real DVD movie fans, we all know the hottest blockbusters are almost franchised by Lionsgate, such as "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2", "La La Land", which won six Academy Awards, the hit franchise sequel John Wick: Chapter Two, double Oscar winner Hacksaw Ridge and so on. We are indulged to embrace all the blockbusters home to full fill our DVD library with these Lionsgate DVD discs, but unfortunately we found the home media player can't play it correctly like the similar dilemma after making a copy, you might meet:

"I can't rip any Sony or Lionsgate films, no matter what software I use, either using anydvd/clonedvd2 or DVD Decrypter then DVD Shrink. Can some one give me a few pointers of what software I can use or how to use the ones I have if I'm doing it wrong. Thanks."

"I am noticing a common pattern with Lionsgate releases ("Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" and the latest "Manchester By the Sea") and that they will play fine once ripped but will always play wrong playlist in movie playing and display the copy protection message during playback, why?"

Solution to copy Lionsgate DVDs movies

➤ Part 1 Why your Lionsgate DVD always failed to copy?

➤ Part 2 How to Fix Lionsgate Copy Protected DVD Ripping Errors?

Why your Lionsgate DVD always failed to copy?

Generally speaking, copying Lionsgate DVD movies is not an easy task since they are usually protected by new copy protection. What's more, different from other discs applying CSS or Region Code, DVDs from Lionsgate are constructed totally different from these standard discs and institute a new copy protection scheme, called Playlist Obfuscation, which prevents their Lionsgate DVDs from being copied or ripped.

It's noticed, "Playlist Obfuscation" is the most common name for the particular component of Screen Pass (officially two words per its developer Sony DADC) that Ch3vr0n accurately described. That is common pattern with Lionsgate to release almost all DVDs in this "Playlist Obfuscation" protection to prevent ripping, that means, once ripped, it always automatically selects one of the "copy detected" playlists instead of the correct one, because most DVD ripping programs like AnyDVD, DVDShrink make sure the "longest playlist" was the one with the "copy detected" screen, but the playback order has been scrambled after encrypted by this "Playlist Obfuscation" protections in your DVDs. That's why you tried to backup of Lionsgate DVD with those kinds of DVD ripping programs yet always ended with DVD loading, data reading, playlist choosing errors, etc. Therefore, a home-use Lionsgate DVD Copy software is badly needed to remove region code and make Lionsgate DVD backups, or convert to a common video file.

How to Fix Lionsgate Copy Protected DVD Ripping Errors?

To copy movie Disc from Lionsgate DVDs, the first program coming into our eyes always turn out to be free DVD ripping software Handbrake, but because of the issues with encrypted DVDs like Lionsgate DVDs, it's quite OK to transcode the main title at the start, yet HandBrake stops working 30 seconds later. Obviously, we have an incomplete resulting file. Why does this error happen? It is seemingly that the format of new Lionsgate DVDs makes some changes while HandBrake hasn't updated to tackle this kind of new Lionsgate DVD format yet, so you’re much better off getting a solution like Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, which can not only rip just about any DVD, but can convert it into any format you want really easily.

With Dimo Video Converter Ultimate, you can realize All Lionsgate DVDs backup and conversion easily on your PC. As a best professional DVDs ripping, converting and backup program, it could bypass Playlist Obfuscation specially employed into Lionsgate, to rip and convert Lionsgate DVDs to MP4, FLV, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V, MTS, M2TS, etc. without quality loss, so you could play back Lionsgate movie on your computer without inserting and ejecting The Lionsgate DVDs, keeping your previous Lionsgate DVDs and DVD drive away from damage. With seamlessly compatible with the latest OS, it has the dedicated version for Windows up to 10, and Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to run Lionsgate DVD ripping on MacOS Sierra 10.12, El Capitan, Snow Lion etc.

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* Unique DVD analysis tech to support all DVD copy protections, e.g. Playlist Obfuscation, CSS, Region Code, Sony ARccOS, Disney X-project DRM, Cinavia, etc. 

* Remove annoying PGCs for the output movies and specify an application language from multiple available options via ripping DVDs to lossless MKV;

* 1:1 Rip protected to more than 150 various formats and convert DVD to the mainstream devices, like iPhone 7, iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7, with 300+ ready-made profiles built in.

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Step-by-step guide to rip and copy Lionsgate DVDs

Step 1 Insert DVD disc to your DVD drive, and run this professional DVD ripping program. Click "Add DVD" button to load your Lionsgate DVD (DVD ISO image is also supported). The Lionsgate DVD titles and chapters will be listed on the program within seconds. 

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Step 2 After the disc loading, then head to "Select Format" to activate drop-drown menu where you can choose the output format at your wish. The output options range from DVD to "Lossless MKV" from "Multi-track" to keep original DVD soundtracks like DTS 5.1/7.1 soundtrack and subtitles, DVD to "Multi-track" MP4 for keeping all foreign subtitles and soundtracks, iMovie, MP4, MOV to iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC, Chromecast, PS4, and more.

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Tip: If you think the video size this not suitable for your iPad, Android Tablet or Phone, you can first choose any one of the provided type, then change the settings by click the "settings" icon. Please remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss. Plus, to adjust aspect ratio like full-screen, 16:9 or 4:3, you could choose "Edit" option on the task interface to access these.

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Step 3 After setting the profiles, return to the main interface. if you like, you can set "Output Folder" option as output directory and then click the "Start" button on ripping task interface. Dimo Video Converter Ultimate would start to copy Lionsgate DVD movies on your PC.

If you want to playback Lionsgate movie like "Manchester By the Sea" on your iPad or other devices after ripping, you could turn to free "Media Server" embedded in Dimo Video Converter Ultimate to wirelessly stream ripped Lionsgate DVD movie to several portable devices and TVs simultaneously. By using the advanced IP address sharing technology, you need just keep your computer and playback devices in the same network, then choose sharing movies folder to generated IP address or IP barcode, and using your playback device to scan or handwrite the generated IP to the internet browser, Dimo Media Server will do the left job for you within seconds without file size limits.

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