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.

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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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    1 year 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 1 year 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)


    1 year 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?


    3 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!