DVD-Ranger today released their latest Cinavia Blu-ray copy protection removal solution, CineX HD .The software removes Cinavia completely in a multi-channel quality (up to 5.1), according to the company.
The software now works with a database, as the developers explain “DVD-Ranger CinEx HD is a database driven software. This was done because the real time removing of Cinavia will need currently around 3 hours for each 30 mins of video. To make CinEx HD fast, we have added the “First Pass” to a database. DVD-ranger will read this database and create a Cinavia free audio file with the help of the database.”
After the first pass, DVD-Ranger writes it will use CinEx SolidSync(CinSoSy) to find the watermark and to syncs to its signal, then CinEx Intelligent Engine (Cintengy) removes the watermark from the audio stream. The last step is called CinEx Power Post-Processor (CinPP) which should recover frequencies damaged by Cinavia.
Their confidence in the product is high, as they write, “anyway, the quality is unsurpassed. Test it yourself. High quality, no pitch, no unsync, pure experience.”
The Cinavia copy protection is embedded in the audiotrack of a Cinavia protected movie Hardware and software players contain a Cinavia watermark detector which decides if the movie is legitimate or not. While Verance, the company developing it, claims it doesn’t affect the quality of the audio, others disagree.
The degradation of the audio is a reason to try to find an acceptable method of removing the signal from audio tracks. Another reason is that Cinavia prevents playback of Blu-ray backups.The protection will detect playback of the backup and will mute the audio after 20 minutes while showing a Cinavia warning prompting the user to get a legal copy of the movie.
Also pirates will start to encounter Cinavia more and more as it’s also designed to stop illegal movie sharing. The Cinavia detector can also be found in the next generation consoles, the Xbox One and the Playstation 4.
Read more on Cinavia in our in depth article: Ultimate Cinavia Guide: the protection that refuses to be silenced
After the final release of CinEx, the software will require a monthly subscription. Currently it’s possible to obtain a lifetime license for $99.00.