Handbrake Copyright Protected DVD PC Fix

Handbrake, the easy one step DVD ripping program for PC/Mac/Linux, is giving you crap about a “this DVD may be copyright protected”? And the VLC fix obviously didn’t work, because you have a windows PC, not a mac. Well you have the legal right to make your own backups for DVDs you own. People dance around this issue, but the simple fix is to download the DLL and put it in your C:\Program Files\Handbrake folder. And then it will work. Even on 64 bit systems. Boom. Done.

In case you missed it, here’s the file you need.

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7 Responses to Handbrake Copyright Protected DVD PC Fix

  1. Adam says:

    Thanks so much for this. I knew it was easier on my Mac but why it turns out to be so much trickier on my Windows box I don’t know.

  2. Andrew says:

    Just used this solution on my Windows 8 machine and it’s working like a charm so far. Thanks!

  3. Aaron says:

    Thank you! this worked like a charm!

  4. jacob says:

    You are a freaking wizard!

  5. al says:

    Thank you very much for the valueable tip

  6. Tim says:

    Hey, sorry for the stupid question but how do I place the file in the Handbrake folder? Please and thank you.

  7. Gareth says:

    Awesome, thank you!

    @Tim – just drag and drop

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