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Movies affected by Cinavia 2012 (updated June)

In this short post we’ll update you on the latest movies that have been reported to be affected by Cinavia. The list is updated as of June. Look back here from time to time for updates regarding affected movies. If you are after a solution you can check here.

As you can see below one of the movies is 21 Jump Street a great movie! If you havent seen it yet you should check out the trailer here.

The latest reported movies affected:

– The Woman in Black
– Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
– In Darkness
– 21 Jump Street
– Project X
– Footnote
– Wrath of the Titans
– Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

 

Cinavia Fix – New movies effected by Cinavia

The Cinavia error messages has begun to pop up on a range of new movie titles. Wikipedia has covered some of the titles but most of the Telesync and Cam movies are left out. One of them is the new version of 21 Jump Street – One of the biggest comedies of 2012 so far. Safe House, the thriller which hit theaters last month has also been watermarked with Cinavia.

In the DVD and BluRay department there are handfull of major releases. Most notable are Tintin and the new Underworld movie. The Vow has also been treated with a watermark, but to be honest – Isn’t that movie suppose to be really bad(?) As always, be sure to check out our Cinavia solution page to see how to get rid of these annoying error messages.

Latest titles to be affected

  1. Anonymous
  2. Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
  3. Carnage
  4. Courageous
  5. A Dangerous Method
  6. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
  7. Drive
  8. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  9. Higher Ground
  10. The Ides Of March
  11. In the Land of Blood and Honey
  12. Jack & Jill
  13. London Boulevard
  14. Moneyball
  15. Restless
  16. Take Shelter
  17. The Rum Diary
  18. The Skin I Live In
  19. Underworld: Awakening
  20. The Vow
  21. The Adventures of Tintin
  22. The Thing

Please note that this page is now out of date. We’ve updated the list with a handfull of new movie titles this year. Including huge movies such as 22 Jump Street, A Million Ways to Die in the West and Neighbors. This only includes retail BluRay and DVDs since pirated movies, such as bootlegged CAM versions, aren’t allowed.

We understand the frustration that comes when dealing with the error messages and the confusion it creates, since it only outputs an error message and a URL. There’s also been new reports saying that both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 includes the protection, we’ve yet to confirm if it actually effects both consoles. We’ve seen a lot of complaints on the PS4, but none has appeared on the streaming service which the new Xbox provides. We’ll be updating you throughout on our blog and continue to update the list of movies.

While we don’t have any email support or forum, you’re welcome to use our comment section in the blog for everything related to the Cinavia Fix site.

When Media leaks on the internet

Movie leaks & album leaks are a big part of the entertainment industry. But what has been done to prevent them and is it an impossible task?

 

Throughout the years there have been a lot of discussions regarding piracy’s effect on the entertainment industry. The movie industry has tackled this with copy protection methods and 3D movies. The music industry has also tried numerous copy protection methods but none of which has been successful. Instead, they went after the download sites and services – And didn’t struggled to keep the compact disk format alive. This caused a severe blow to the music industry and left the major labels clueless for many years. While piracy hasn’t been kind to the movie industry, streaming services like Netflix gained success fairly quickly.

Spotify was recently introduced in the US as way for people to get their hands on a large music library – Without having to use torrents or other file sharing sites. Rdio is also an alternative to enable music streams but since Spotify has partnered with Facebook, they are currently the most promising services of the two. But the services doesn’t seem to stop album leaks or other forms of music downloads. And its the same with the movie industry – People recording at the theaters hasn’t stopped. The biggest movie blockbusters are still accessible a day or two after theatrical release. Free album downloads, a thing people take for granted now a days?

So is it impossible to put a stop to movie and album leaks? One interesting new form of release has been to release a movie on demand, and then release it theatrical. This was the case with Tim and Eric’s billion dollar movie, which was put on iTunes movie streaming platform months before its theatrical release. The piracy alternative was suddenly less attractive as the movie was released on the internet before any P2P downloading site or blog had it. It was also presented in HD and unlike the downloading options, it was available to be streamed.

Could this be an interesting idea to try for the music industry as well? We’ve seem some cases were artists release an album to be streamed for free when their album has leaked. Could this be industry standard in a couple of years? It could well be an alternative and might draw attention from album leaks to digital stores such as iTunes.

 

Movies affected with Cinavia in 2012

Technically some of these movies were released late 2011, but it’s not until now there hitting DVD and BluRay release. The titles are as follows.

Cinavia DVD List

  • A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
  • Arthur Christmas
  • New years eve

You might not be too worried about a movie like New Years eve (man, it looks terrible) but it would be a shame if you wanted to watch Arthur Christmas with your kids. Or even worse, make a copy cause your kids tend to scratch the discs.

Cinavia BluRay List

This list is worse. It seems as if the movie studios who support Cinavia is focusing on BluRay releases this year. It’s an impressive amount of titles. The list is as follows.

  • Anonymous
  • Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
  • Carnage
  • Courageous
  • Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
  • Drive
  • Higher Ground
  • The Ides Of March
  • London Boulevard
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • Restless
  • Take Shelter
  • The Rum Diary
  • The Skin I Live In

Some of these titles are also considered to be 2011 releases, such as Midnight in Paris and Moneyball. But there not officially getting a BluRay release until 2012.

As always, make sure to check our Cinavia solution page for more information on how to get rid of the error messages.

New movies affected by Cinavia

As 2011 comes to an end there are still a few movies left for the makers of Cinavia to put their DRM protection. This time it’s not the heavily pirated cinema releases but a few BluRay retail movies.

Here are the most recent Cinavia titles:

  • Courageous
  • Moneyball
  • Higher Ground
  • Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
Moneyball is the most mainstream movies of the four, as it has Brad Pitt in the leading role. It’s the story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. Unfortunately Cinavia also made it into the horror movie “Don’t be afraid of the dark”. While the movie hasn’t received great reviews – A few people will be surprised if they are trying to do back-up copies.
As always, look in our solution section for more information on how to get rid of the Cinavia error messages on both your Playstation 3 (PS3) and your BluRay player.

Is it legal to disable Cinavia?

We get a lot of emails from users asking us for Cinavia solutions. It’s quite common people use the term “disable Cinavia” or “bypass Cinavia” but did you know it’s not actually illegal to do any modifications to Cinavia? Disabling a Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection is illegal according to the DMCA.

However, if you own the rights to your movie files, and are allowed to modify its content you should be fine. Verance’s Cinavia was created for the Playstation 3 and BluRay players. This doesn’t mean that you can’t modify your video files as you want to.

There are jailbreaking methods of disabling Cinavia. If you’ve jailbroken your console you can remove the Cinavia files which are incorporated into the movie playback system which the PS3 uses. Although this mostly surely is illegal and will void you warranty. And for those who are unfamiliar to jailbreaks, it isn’t easy to do so since it requires an old firmware version to be installed.

You can read more about DRM protections here.

Affected movies – The updated list!

Here’s the latest list of movies affected by Cinavia in 2011. Any title missing? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Battle: Los Angeles
  • Just Go With It
  • The Roommate
  • Sucker Punch
  • Fast Five
  • Paul
  • Hall Pass
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Priest
  • The Hangover: Part II
  • Bridesmaids
  • Bad Teacher
  • Something Borrowed
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
  • Zookeeper
  • Friends With Benefits
  • The Change-Up
  • Final Destination 5
  • Contagion
  • 30 Minutes or Less

Movie Fix 2.0 – No more Cinavia Blu-Ray error messages!

Blu-Ray versus Cinavia DRM

The team who brought us the method of getting rid of the Cinavia error messages on the PS3 has now upgraded their product with full support for Blu-Ray standalone players as well. There’s a range of Blu-Ray players who are affected by the DRM protection. Every new machine produced since 2010 has the technology installed, which have made customers angry when they realize they can’t play certain movie files.

You can get the new version here, and we’ve been told that those who bought 1.0 upgrades for free.

PS4 Cinavia Fix (NoErrors) – Full Review & Info

It’s been a few days since the PS4 Cinavia team released their method to play all movies, without any troublesome error messages. I’m here to review this product but let me first make one thing clear; I don’t get commissions from any sales. I did however get a free review copy.

 

 

Product Website

Supported formats

The product is available either through Noerrors.info, the product is the same but they market it in two different ways. And let me start off by saying, the sales pages are straight up ugly. It’s pictures, big words and random information with no professional design whatsoever. You’ll get either two movies presenting the product for you – Either a testimonial video or an explosive, in-your-face video telling you how good the product is. Both are kind of cheesy, but done with some humor.

 

It works!

While the product makers aren’t designers when it comes to making a professional website, they do offer some answers to the most common questions before you buy the product. You might notice they don’t actually use the word Cinavia in their sales page. That’s because it’s copyrighted and isn’t owned by them. And for the sake of the DMCA ruling it’s not legal to actually disable a DRM protection like Cinavia. They do make sure you’ll “fix the error messages”, and I think we all know what they are talking about.

 

 

While the site is ugly, the product does solve the problem on both the PS3 and Blu-Ray players

 

The Product logo

The product

The order goes through Clickbank, a well known internet vendor. When your order is complete you’ll get a download link. Once your download is complete you’ll notice two PDF documents, containing tutorials on how to get around the Cinavia protection. It’s done in detail, and the instructions are made for everyone – tech savvy or not. I won’t give out the full details on how they actually bypasses the Cinavia DRM, but I can say that they aren’t disabling it but rather edit the movies you have. And it did work for me, I tried four different Cinavia known-affected movies.

You’ll also get a nice FAQ at the end, to resolve any issues you have and two alternative methods which also seem to work. It’s both Mac and Windows compatible solutions, which is very nice.

 

Price and Guarantee

The price comes down to $29, which might seem a bit hefty. But it did solve the Cinavia problem for me, and that’s all I ask for really. Plus the method they provide isn’t available anywhere else. They also include a bonus guide, on how to solve the yellow light problem on your Playstation 4. It’s a common problem and the guide is really nice, even if you probably could ask around on forums and get the same results. And if you aren’t pleased with what you got – There’s always a money back guarantee which is confirmed legit. And since they sell this product through ClickBank it’s good to know that you can easily contact their customer support if something goes wrong. The developers also promises email support, but since I haven’t used it I can’t give my opinion on it.

 

Summary

– The sales page is ugly and has an unprofessional look to it.

– It’s fairly expensive

+ Works for both the PS3 and Blu-Ray players

+ You’ll get what is promised, getting rid of the Cinavia error messages.

+ Money back guarantee.

So I can recommend this product, if you got the cash it’s well worth it. Especially if the Cinavia error messages are really bothering to you. The developers promises you support too. E-mail me your review and I’ll make sure to add it!

Update: The product does support stand-alone Blu-Ray players. I haven’t tried this function, but I have heard good things about it and considering how the product gets rid of the error messages on the PS3, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Order here and read more about ClickBank here.