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CinEx Review – Does it work against Cinavia?

CinEx is a software which claims to remove and protect against Cinavia error messages. It’s part of a range of softwares including CinEx HD, CinFect, CinDe and SoundTouch 2. The software claims to add, detect and output a working version of the movie.

You are limited to DVDs

While CinEx works with BluRays, DVDs (but only US NTSC versions) or pirated, downloaded versions – It can only output a DVD. This means you’re looking to get a major downgrade in quality even if  your original version was either a high-quality, downloaded BluRay rip or a physical BluRay disc.

This might not be a deal breaker, but the DVD quality is a huge downgrade.

And you can’t keep any bonus material, such as movies or extras. This might not be a deal breaker, but the DVD quality is a huge downgrade.

How does it work?

CinEx works in two ways – Either they remove the error message using the CinEx HD utility tool. But it’s limited to a selection of movies. The list includes major titles such as John Wick 2, however – the software needs to be updated with new movies regularly. You are likely to find your title, but if you don’t you need to use the other software – SoundTouch 2. This software works a bit different, downgrading the audio. This means your movie won’t get the error message, but the audio is significantly worse. It might be worth the tradeoff.

Cinex
Your movie needs to be supported.

Is it legal?

The short answer is no. It depends on country, but modifying your movies are often OK – As long as you own the movie. But most users of this software will use pirated, torrented movies – Wanting to remove the error because the movie isn’t officially available or is still being shown in the cinema. And as we know, pirated movies aren’t exactly legal. As for the software itself, Cinavia might not be too happy about it.

 

Confusing

The problem with Cinex HD is its various tools and software. CinDe, Cinex HD, SoundTouch, SoundTouch 2 and CinFect. The softwares do different things, but it’s difficult to keep track of what does what.

 

Should you buy it?

We recommend NoErrors.info instead, as it’s less expensive and works on all movies, and aren’t restricted to a list of movies. It’s also less messy, as CinEx requires various software tools and are split into different solutions and software. But we’re impressed by their amazing support and are sure they will have a better solution in the future, which is more user friendly.

 

CinaviaFix isn’t affiliated with CinexHD or their software. 

How to fix these Cinavia error messages?

How do you fix the error message for these new movies?

Either you use the NoErrors.info fix, or you wait until they are officially release to retail. There are a number of new movies being effected by the error messages, and we got the latest batch below. All of these are set to get a 2017 release in the cinema.

  • Ghost in the Shell
  • The Gracefield Incident
  • Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Dark Tower
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Detroit
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Goon 2: Last of The Enforces
  • Stephen King’s IT
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Foreigner
  • My Little Pony: The Movie


Some of these movies are about to get a retail release, such as The Ghost In The Shell (based on the 1994 anime) and Wonder Woman. But upcoming films such as Blade Runner 2 as well as the Stephen King based movies The Dark Tower and IT are already set to include Cinavia since their distribution companies are known for using the service.

 

Which versions have the best quality picture/sound?

It’s a common question when it comes to downloading or streaming movies. My first thought is, the bigger the size, the better the quality is. But is it still true?

I guess all kind of things can happen when you transfer a movie from blu-ray to an hard disk. But, is there a way to say that one of theese are theoretically better than the others?

  • Wishmaster 1997 1080p BluRay x264-SADPANDA
  • Wishmaster 1997 1080p BluRay x264 DTS-FGT
  • Wishmaster Pack BluRay 1080p Dts HEVC-d3g

The first two has almost the same size, number three is smaller. Smaller means less hard disk use, but my first priority is quality.

The answer

It’s gets a bit complicated, but the only way you’re really going to know is to compare bit rates and encoding methods. File sizes only tell part of the story.

For example; you could have two 1080p encodes with identical bit rates but different audio tracks (one 2 channel stereo, one DTS/DTS-MA etc). The audio bit rate alone will make one significantly larger than the other.

Compare encoding container (AVI, X264, X265), bit rate and audio track.

That third one you’ve listed is X265 (HEVC) which is higher compression than X264 but requires more overhead for playback. Theoretically the picture quality should be identical but X265 allows higher compression and therefore smaller file size – but, once again, it comes back to bit rate.

Various Cinavia Error Message 3 movie fixes!

With the Oscar season around the corner, a new slew of DVD Screeners (DVDScr) are being released on various torrent sites. But a lot of them have the infamous Cinavia protection. Here’s the list and how to bypass the error


Now Playstation 4 compatible!

Below is a list of newly released movies with the error and copyright protection system embedded in them. Most of them were handed out to Oscar members and were intended to be viewed at home. But every year the releases gets leaked out, some way or another.

While most of them aren’t Blu-Ray copies, they are high enough quality to be very popular. Especially since most of them are major blockbusters who just made the run, or are in theaters. Please note that we don’t provide any downloads to these movies as they are all copyrighted.

 

Concussion 2015 DVDScr XVID AC3 HQ Hive-CM8
Added Monday 21st December 2015
Size 1.69 GB
Fix

Star Wars
Jurassic World 2015
Added 2015-12-16
Fix

Joy 2015 DVDScr XVID AC3 HQ Hive-CM8
Added in Movies :: R5/Screeners on 2015-12-21 13:41:23 Quick Download 3
Size 1.48 GB
Fix

Steve Jobs 2015 DVDScr XVID AC3 HQ Hive-CM8
Added in Movies : R5/Screeners on 2015-12-21
Size 3 1.65 GB
Fix

Carol 2015 DVDSCR XviD AC3-EVO
Added in Movies :: R5/Screeners on 2015-12-18 2
Size 1.45 GB
Fix

The Peanuts Movie 2015 DVDSCR X264 AC3-EVO
Added 2015-12-17
Size 1.39 GB
Fix

Brooklyn 2015 DVDSCR XviD AC3-EVO
Added 2015-12-16
Size 1.37 GB
Fix

Room 2015 DVDSCR XviD-EVO
Added 2015-12-16
Size 1.01 GB
Fix

Maze Runner Scorch Trials 2015 HDRip x265 HEVC AAC-Warzone
Added 2015-12-16
Size 1.01 GB
Fix

Creed 2015 DVDScr XVID AC3 HQ Hive-CM8
Fix

Also includes fixes for the following movies:

The Revenant (2015) DVDSCR x264 DD5.1-NoGrp
In The Heart of the Sea 2015 DVDScr XVID AC3 HQ Hive-CM8
The Good Dinosaur 2015 HDRip XviD AC3-EVO
Star Wars The Force Awakens 2015 ANY VERSION
The Intern 2015
Fix

 

Enjoy the holidays!

Cinavia on Playstation 4 – The Fix

The Playstation 4 is quickly becoming the most popular out of all the next-generation consoles, beating Wii U and even Xbox One. Unfortunately, Sony decided to implement the Cinavia error messages on the Playstation 4 as well and it’s been no surprise it keeps blocking out movies in 2014 as well. While the new Xbox does include a BluRay player, it doesn’t have the Cinavia protection included, including streaming content.

 

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Among the titles are

That Awkward Moment
The Monuments Men
About Last Night
Pompeii
Her
Gambit
How I Live Now
Endless Love
Tim’s Vermeer
Nebraska
Afflicted
The Lunchbox
Jodorowsky’s Dune
The Raid 2: Berandal
The Zero Theorem
Heaven Is for Real
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Insidious Chapter 2
22 Jump Street
The Art of Steal
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Neighbors

Many of these titles are exclusive to BluRay, but some DVD versions are effected as well, including A Million Ways to Die in the West.

The No Errors version has been updated to deal with the new titles including PS4 support!

2013 Movies affected by Cinavia

As we’re months into 2013 the dreaded Cinavia error is back with a vengance, affecting movies such as The Hobbit,  Les Misérables, Lincoln and other major studio releases. We’ve got the full and updated list below!

The-Hobbit-1024x1024A movie like the Hobbit were already reported as having the error back in 2012, when it was out as a CAM. Others come as a surprise – Such as Killing Them Softly and The Man With the Iron Fists, the RZA directed Kung-fu movie.

If you’re looking for a fix for your BluRay and PS3, then head over to NoErrors, which have the currently only working solution. We’ll be sure to update this list – Especially to see if coming attractions like G I Joe Retaliation, The Croods, The Host and Oz the Great and Powerful have the error or not.

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BluRay Players with and without Cinavia

Do you want to know if your BluRay player has the Cinavia DRM protection installed?

 

When Cinavia was new, it was announced that all the BluRay players released from 2012 was required to have the Cinavia protection installed, this isn’t necessarily true. There are players out there who either never had their firmware updated or simply doesn’t have the audio protection installed.

We strongly recommend getting the Movie fix 2.0 which is the only working solution for Cinavia, and works both for BluRay players and the PS3!

 

Do not adjust the playback volume. The content being played is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for playback on this device. For more information, see http://www.cinavia.com. Message Code 3.Does it look familiar? We’re here to help!

 

Update 2017

 

Clean players – Without Cinavia

Pioneer BDP-320

Samsung BD-H6500 (remove the Wi-fi capabilities)

Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550 (firmware version 0026).
Sony BDP-S1000es (firmware version 014).

Sony BDPS5500
Panasonic DMP-BD55 (firmware version 2.4).
Panasonic DMP-BD65 (firmware version 1.64).
Panasonic DMP-BD85 (firmware version 1.62).

Oppo players (although they are expensive)

Panasonic Blu-ray players and recorders with Uniphier chipset can be updated with enhanced firmware which allows to deactivate Cinavia audio watermark detection. We haven’t tried it out yet, but you can modify the Panasonic players with Region Freedom.

Affected players

The list below is outdated as all BluRay players with the BluRay logo has now incorporated Cinavia. It’s right now mandatory.

LabelModel & Firmware
SonyPlaystation 3 (fw: 3.10 or higher)
SonyBDP-S185/BDP-S186 (fw: M09.R.0033 or higher) BDP-S390 (fw: M11.R.0147 or higher)
BDP-S280/BDP-S480/BDP-S485/BDP-S580/BDP-S780 (fw: M07.R.0615 or higher)
BDP-SX1000 (fw: F01.R.0102 or higher)
BDP-BX39/BDP-BX59/BDP-S590 (fw: M11.R.0320 or higher)
SamsungBD-Dxxxx Series BD-Exxxx Series
PhilipsBDP5200, BDP6000 (fw: 1.42 or higher)
PioneerBDP-V6000
MarantzUD5005 UD7006
LGBDP550 (fw: 8.31.283.C)
DenonDBP-1611UD (fw: MCU Ver 100/07.04.2011) DBP-2012UDCI

Recommended players, without Cinavia

Currently, one manufacturer has said that they won’t support Cinavia, ever. They are called Oppo, and while they aren’t going to support the watermark – Their players are expensive. See a list of Oppo players here. There’s also the possibility to get an old BluRay player (from 2010) and never update its firmware, a solution which is less tempting.

Solutions for all Blu-Ray players

Already bought a BluRay player, or are don’t you want to get a Oppo BluRay player? No problem, the Cinavia Movie Fix 2.0 currently supports all BluRay players including the PS3. You can download their solution here.

 

New list of movies affected, Updated in August 2012

Hysteria, Pirates!, The Raid Redemption… There’s a bunch of Cinavia affected movies being added to our list

 

Here are the latest BluRay releases which carry the Cinavia watermark technology. If you’re looking for a solution to the following movies, please visit our solutions section. Note that if the BluRay you’ve bought isn’t distributed by Sony, Warner Bros, Fox or Universal the following list isn’t valid – It means that they are not affected by Cinavia.

 

In DarknessSony Pictures12jun2012Polish track
Project XWarner Bros19jun2012English track only
Wrath of the TitansWarner Bros26jun2012English track only
Wrath of the Titans 3D
21 Jump StreetSony Pictures26jun2012English track only
Salmon Fishing in the YemenSony Pictures17jul2012English track
LockoutSony Pictures17jul2012English track only
FootnoteSony Pictures24jul2012Just announced
Meeting EvilSony Pictures25jul2012English track only
DetentionSony Pictures31jul2012English track only
The Raid: RedemptionSony Pictures14aug2012English and Indonesian tracks only
A SeparationSony Pictures21aug2012Just announced
Think Like a ManSony Pictures21aug2012English track only
The Pirates! Band of MisfitsSony Pictures28aug2012English track only
The Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D
HysteriaSony Pictures18sep2012Just announced

Cinavia problems? We’re here to fix it!

We know a lot of people are craving for a Cinavia fix, bypass or even how to disable the DRM protection, we’re here to help!

There’s been a lot of activity the last few months during summer, since the blockbusters like Ted, Prometheus and Rock of Ages hit either DVD or BluRay. And as always, we get hit with Cinavia error messages 1 or 3. But luckely for you we’re here to list them and add them to the ones we know can either be fixed or bypassed regardin to the the audio watermarking technology. Now, there’s some of you who might think it’s important to cover the CAM or TS versions as well, but that’s pure piracy to us – So no, we won’t help you with those. But we do believe that if you’ve bought DVD or BluRay versions of MiB3, Show white, Ice age 4, Savages, or Lockout we don think you’re suppose to copy, edit or do anything you want with it. But, it’s of course not up to us – We don’t want anyone to disable Cinavia, since it’s a DRM protection and it’s illegal to modify.

We’ve bought it, tested it and now we can confirm

The Cinavia fix and bypass version for the Playstation 3 and BluRay player is in fact real and it does work. Visit this website and download the fix, since we can confirm that it does wonders for you movies! Enjoy fellow movie lovers!

 Confirmed movies with Cinavia including Ted, MiB 3, Ice age 4…

  • MEN IN BLACK 3
  • DARK SHADOWS
  • SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
  • TED
  • PROMETHEUS
  • Rock of Ages
  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • ICE AGE4 Continental Drift
  • SAVAGES
  • THATS MY BOY|UNDERWORLD:AWAKENING
  • THE WOMEN IN BLACK
  • IN DARKNESS
  • 21 JUMP ST
  • SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN
  • LOCKOUT
  • FOOTNOTE
  • DETENTION
  • BURLESQUE
  • PROJECT X
  • WRATH OF THE TITANS
  • GHOST RIDER 2: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
  • THE RAID: REDEMPTION
  • SEPARATION
  • MEETING EVIL
  • THE RUM DIARY
  • LONDON BLVD.
  • THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN
  • THE SKIN I LIVE IN
  • JACK AND JILL
  • CARNAGE
  • GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO
  • IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY
  • A DANGEROUS METHOD
  • THE VOW

New movies affected by Cinavia

For some reason, the Wikipedia page for Cinavia has stopped adding new movie titles which are affected by the Cinavia error message. I have no idea why, but luckily we use other sources to find the titles for you. This time we turn to the summer releases of 2012, including both DVD and BluRay movies.

The first blockbuster to make the cut is The Wrath of the Titans, which is the follow-up to the first Titans movie, which also had the Cinavia protection inserted. Then it’s on to the comedy genre, we’re we find Project X, a movie which has gotten an amazing low score at Rotten Tomatoes. So you shouldn’t be all too sad if you don’t get to see the movie. A friend of mine did say he liked it, but then he said New Years Eve was pretty good. Then we head on over to the scary movies and we found Mr Harry Potter (not the actual fictive person, but the actor) in The Woman in black. Once more, a movie affected by the Cinavia protection.

How can you stay mad at a movie like this? Cinavia or no cinavia, that suit is awesome.

Eh, and Ghost Rider 2 also has the error. But please, if you’re anxious to see that movie – It’s better to hit your head against the wall several times. Or, that’s what I’ve been told any way. Underworld Awakening, now that’s another story. But not for the actual story, for some reason I don’t care about the plot.

Then we’ve got the new American Pie movie. The horrible, non-return to form, American Reunion. Actually we should be thankful it has the protection. The fewer people who actual see this, the better.

And then we move onto the cinema releases.

Men in black 3
Dark Shadows
Snow white
Battleship
Prometheus
Rock of Ages

How to solve these problems you ask?

Well, head on over to this Cinavia fix site, which is the only site which carries a legit working method. If there are any titles which we did miss, please let me know in the comments below!