Almost every PlayStation 3 user in the last couple of years have come across to a problem called Cinavia Protection, that is literally a nightmare for the ones that enjoy watching movies on their ps3′s. Cinavia is a form of movie protection that was implemented in order to assist with the prevention of piracy. It has been recorded into movies since 2006, but the real hustle has started when it was included in the 3.10 PlayStation3 Network Firmware update from 2009.
Cinavia Protection is some sort of watermark that is recorded into the analog audio track of movies upon production. When a Cinavia protected movie is played on a PS3 console with the 3.10 version update installed, the system detects the watermark, it stops the audio and video playback and shows an error message that says:
“The content being played is protected by Cinavia and is not authorized for playback on this device.”
The main inconvenience is that it also restricts the playback of legally created content as well. This is the main reason why me and all the others from the PlayStation community want to get rid of this annoying problem and seek for a solution that will lead to Cinavia removal tools. The other thing is that the same problem can also be found on other blu-ray players. So you can see that the problem has become even bigger.
Today there aren’t many functional methods of how to remove Cinavia from your ps3 or your blu-ray disc player. So far the success of beating the protection was rather small, but there are some developers that are working on the issue and promise a solution in the near future. I really hope they will find one really soon.