How to Bypassing HDCP

Introduction: How to Bypassing HDCP

If you want to record HDCP content or see HDCP content on Non-HDCP TV. You need a splitter or analog connection.

Step 1: Method 1: Buy a HDMI Splitter With HDCP Stripper

Buy now in AliExpress, about $13.30:

Or you can buy this item on computer store or Amazon, about $15.95:

You can use this method to splitting to 2 TV

Note: You need a additional HDMI cable.

1. Connect a HDCP product to HDMI Splitter.

2. Connect HDMI Splitter to TV/DVR Gaming System such as Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition.

3. Reboot the device, play or watch content and HDCP error is gone!

Step 2: Method 2: Use Analog Cable

Analog cable cannot receive HDCP protection, but image may degraded.

1. Connect analog cable to HDCP equipment (such as PS4) instead of HDMI cable.

2. And connect end to the TV.

Step 3: Method 3: Disable HDCP

For PS4 owners, you can follow this instruction:

1. Open Settings -> System section.

2. Turn off Enable HDCP.

You may see error:

Cannot start the application.You must turn on [Settings] > [System] > [Enable HDCP]

Follow steps for other video equipment uses HDCP. Check the manual or documentation.

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    7 months ago

    I just bought the VHD-1X2MN3D noted here, and it did not work to strip HDCP for use with my HD PVR Rocket.


    Question 9 months ago on Introduction

    I m trying to view some video's on my tab, this tab is really newest but I got DHCP error??? Direct on my tab. Can I hack this?


    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    I'm trying to display streaming on my Vizio tv from my iPad. I'm using the splitter mentioned in this article as well as an Apple lightning to digital av adapter 4K HDMI sync screen digital audio av converter+charging port for iPad 1080p HDMI converter for HDTV/projector/monitor-support all ios and I still receive the HDCP error. I'm using new HDMI cables as well. What am I doing wrong? Any help is appreciated.


    1 year ago

    Now this is only for those who don't care if the resolution is 720P/1080i and also don't wanna play Splitter Roulette (Many Splitters say they are HDCP Strippers, but aren't and you get stuck with a Pile of Splitters before you find one that works, this is especially troublesome for people like me in Australia where costs can sky-rocket while trying to find one that works).

    This is for PS3 (well also I spose PS2), you can get a PS2 to HDMI Adaptor, it plugs into the Analog Port of the PS3 and it is powered by USB to the PS3 (so no issues with Power Adaptors, a common issue I ran into with Splitters as most online retailers are in the US so US Power plugs requiring a US/AU adaptor which is also prone to fail and costs extra $$$).

    I stream PS3 games now with AverMedia LGX2 via OBS to Mixer with no issues, I actually had the PS2 to HDMI for streaming PS2 games and wasted about $80 on HDCP Bypass Splitters, that didn't Bypass HDCP at all.

    Hopefully this helps someone who is having issues with finding a Splitter.

    Note:L as Author Said this is just for recording Gameplay/Screenshots... LEGAL STUFF ONLY!!!

    some extra Notes: In PS3 settings set it to Component to get 720P/1080i, with OBS when changing Resolutions it can sometimes make OBS error and say "Out of Signal Range" Just restart OBS and hopefully fixes it.


    Question 2 years ago on Step 3

    Dilemma- I live in a rural area with only DSL (ughhh) speed is too slow to stream. However I can download some items on mobile devices. Will I be able to stream those downloaded items using this and a lightning to hdmi cord? using this as an in between? I do not want to record on a second device. I just want to be able to mirror on my tv without airplay.


    3 years ago

    UPDATE: Works in Safari for VUDU. See comment below.

    This didn't work for me on Mackbook Pro 2015 -> VHD-1X2MN3d -> ViewSonic PJD7828HDL.

    Without the HDMI connected I can play the video. When I plug in the HDMI I get the message still.

    If anyone has a solution please let us know. :-)

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Ok well ... after reading this I tried streaming VUDU in Safari and it works without errors. Firefox and Chrome do not.

    How to Fix HDCP Errors with External Monitors in OS X

    No need for the DVD Splitter. My projector is HDCP compliant and from what I've read if your display is 1080p or better your device is HDCP compliant (but I could be wrong)


    4 years ago

    Lets say I used the splitter (method 1) with a non HDCP device connected to one of its two outputs. Must I also connect a second device such as a TV to the other output, in order to accomplish the HDCP handshake? Or will the splitter device do it on its own?


    5 years ago

    CAUTION: Not intended to promote illegal copying and/or piracy!

    I cannot emphasize this enough! This article was not written with illegal copying, ripping or to promote piracy.
    The sole purpose is to be able to use non-HDCP compliant equipment with HDCP video sources.
    This can be you old TV or projector, or trying to record game playing (PS3), making screenshots, or … my little ambient light project.

    Bypassing HDCP with the intend to copy/pirate content is MOST CERTAINLY ILLEGAL in most countries!