Some MKV files could not be played smoothly on the standalone media players or some other media player software. Usually, you may encounter the message during the playback: the MKV file you are playing are protected by the Cinavia protection. Opps, right, the Cinavia protection technology is embedded within the MKV files by the manufacturers to prevent from being illegally used. If you are looking for the proper solutions, then you can stop here for further references.

Part 1: Overview of Cinavia MKV Solution

What are the main symptoms for the Cinavia-protected MKV files on your media player? Some MKV files have been protected by the Cinavia technology, which may result in the failure of MKV playback on the media player, usually including the audio mute problem and the video playback issues. Generally speaking, you can have three types of Cinavia protection issues:

“Cinavia message code 1”: “Playback stopped. The content being played is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for playback on this device.”
“Cinavia message code 2”: “Copying stopped. The content being copied is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for copying from this device.”
“Cinavia message code 3”: “Audio outputs temporarily muted. Do not adjust the playback volume. The content being played is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for playback on this device.”

Well, since you may encounter the Cinavia MKV issues, what solutions can you turn to? How to remove Cinavia protection from MKV files? In order to remove the Cinavia protection, you can take the following steps into consideration. First, you can try to burn the Cinavia-protected MKV files to Blu-ray physical format with a powerful Blu-ray creator, such as Leawo Blu-ray Creator. Secondly, you can depend on another professional Cinavia removal program to remove the Cinavia from MKV file which is stored in the Blu-ray disc format. Once the Cinavia protection has been removed, then you can play the MKV files easily.

Part 2: How to Burn MKV to Blu-ray Disc?

Just mentioned above, in order to burn MKV to Blu-ray disc, what you must need is a piece of powerful Blu-ray burning software. Then Leawo Blu-ray Creator could be your good option which can help you to burn videos and photos in 180+ formats with 40+ selectable disc menu templates. Furthermore, Leawo Blu-ray Creator can preserve the quality of the original video while burning the MKV to Blu-ray and ensures that the Blu-ray playback would look just as good as the original video. Also, you can edit video to make it your own style, such as trim, crop, add watermark to the video and so on. And you can change the disc menu templates and the items on the disc menu with fast speed and high quality so as to obtain a customized Blu-ray disc. For the detailed instructions, please refer to the following.

Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray Creator

Download Leawo Blu-ray Creator and install it on your computer.

Step 2. Add source MKV files

Insert the MKV file to the Leawo Blu-ray Creator by clicking the “Add Video” button.

Step 3. Set disc menu

Set the Blu-ray disc menu. On the right side of the burner, you can find various menu templates. Choose one template and click it to enter the main editing panel.

Step 4. Edit disc menu

Edit the menu. Click the “Edit” button on the sub-menu bar to enter the editing panel where you can set the background image, the font size or color, and the background music and so on. Once it’s done, click the “Save” icon below.

Step 5. Start burning the MKV to Blu-ray disc

Click the green button “Burn” on the top right corner and then you will be required to choose the “Burn to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options. Once done, click the “Burn” icon below. Just wait in patience, the MKV content with Cinavia protection will be burned into a Blu-ray disc quickly.

Part 3: How to Remove Cinavia Protection

Now, let’s carry out the second step. That is to remove Cinavia from MKV, now, we should say, remove Cinavia from the Blu-ray disc which has been created into the Blu-ray disc format. Now what you need is an excellent Cinavia removal program. Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal is the one you should not miss. With this program, you can remove all kinds of media protections, including Cinavia, AACS, BD+ and MKB protection at the same time. With only one piece of removal software at hand, you don’t need to buy any other protection removing tools any longer. Also, this powerful Cinavia removal program can copy the original Blu-ray content in 1:1 format without any Cinavia protection retained. The movies can be copied in form of Blu-ray disc, folder and ISO image file without any quality losses. It also offers two copy modes for users including Full Movie and Main Movie. Once the Blu-ray disc which has been removed the Cinavia protection and copied, the copied Cinavia-free Blu-ray movies can be played on all Cinavia compliant devices. The Intel Quick Sync GPU acceleration technology guarantee the high speed of Cinavia-removing and movie copying process. If this is your first time to remove Cinavia, you will easily handle the task with this program.


It can not only allow users to remove Cinavia protection but also perfectly remove other Blu-ray protection including AACS, BD+ and MKB. For the Cinavia-free copy file, the audio will no longer be muted during the Blu-ray playback, or the playback will no longer be stopped all of a sudden. What’s more, the Cinavia protection will be removed for good, so that you can easily get a Cinavia-free copy of the original Blu-ray file whenever you like. Last but not least, its simple and intuitive interface makes it easier for beginners to do the Cinavia removing work.


Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal  

☉ Permanently remove Cinavia protection.

☉ Get 1:1 Copy Cinavia-free Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray folder or ISO Image file.

☉ High Cinavia removing speed and copying speed

☉ Easy to use with user-friendly UI.

Buy NowFree Trial

Step 1: Install Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal

Download Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal and install it on your computer. Cinavia removal function is a part Leawo Prof. Media. So, first of all, you need to download Leawo Prof. Media and then can easily locate the Cinavia removal on the main interface.

Step 2. Load the Blu-ray disc to the program

You can simply click the “Add Blu-ray” option to add the Blu-ray content to the main interface of the tool. You are allowed to select from the following three types “Add from CD-ROM”, “Add from folder” and “Add ISO file”. Here, if you have obtained a Blu-ray disc, you can click “Add from CD-ROM” once the disc has been imported to your computer’s Blu-ray disc drive.

Step 3. Set the related parameters

Then you can choose the Full Movie and Main Movie copy modes based on your requirements as well as the “Subtitle and Audio track” parameters accordingly. Once they have been set, click “save”.

Step 4. Start the Cinavia removing process

When all the settings have been done, simply click the big green “Cinavia” button. Then you can see the related output settings. Before it starts the process of removing, you need to confirm the “Copy to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options. Then click the “Start” icon to start removing Cinavia protection from the Blu-ray movies.

Part 4: How to Back up Blu-ray to MKV

Furthermore, if you would like to back Blu-ray to MKV, then Leawo Blu-ray Ripper can be your helpful tool to make an exact copy of the Blu-ray content which can be kept in MKV format, so that you can play the files on some specific players. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is able to rip Blu-ray and DVD to 180+ video or audio with 100% original quality and 6X higher speed. With Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, you can personalize the Blu-ray movies including file merging, media editing, 3D movie creating, parameter adjusting, etc with the best output quality. Now let’s share the detailed instructions.


Step 1. Load Blu-ray disc

Download Leawo Blu-ray Ripper on the website and then install it on your computer. After entering the main interface, then choose Blu-ray Ripper option.

Step 2. Add source Blu-ray content

Import the Blu-ray content on your computer to Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. You can click Add Blu-ray/DVD to import the Blu-ray.

Step 3. Choose output format

You can choose MKV as the output video format. There is a drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to “Add Photo” button. And you can find Edit, Change and Apply three options. You can click “Change” to enter the “Profile” panel to select the output format MKV.

Step 4. Set output directory

After setting the video parameters, you can click the green button “Convert” to start the conversion process. But before it starts, you need to set a directory under “Save to” box. Finally, you can just click “Convert” button at the bottom to start the Blu-ray to MKV conversion process. Just wait in several minutes, and you will obtain a new video in MKV format.

Part 5: Conclusion

Next time, when you are confused about the Cinavia protection of MKV files, just take it ease. The above solutions would be here for your further references. Actually, it is easy to remove Cinavia from MKV so that it can be played smoothly on your player. The first is to burn your current digital MKV files to Blu-ray disc with Leawo Blu-ray Creator, then adopt Leawo Cinavia Removal program to remove the Cinavia protection from the Blu-ray disc. Once the removal process has been completed, then you can immediately play the MKV files easily. What’s more, now if you also have the requirements to back up the Blu-ray to MKV, then Leawo Blu-ray Ripper can be your useful tool at hand.