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How Do I Disable Macrovision on a Toshiba DVD Player?

Updated July 20, 2017

Macrovision is a copy protection device commonly found on VHS cassettes and DVDs. Most DVD players also have Macrovision encoded into them. When a DVD player is hooked into a recording device, Macrovision prevents the DVD from recording. With a Macrovision decoder, it is possible to bypass or disable Macrovision and record from one video source to another. However, this should only be done in accordance with federal copyright laws.

Insert the DVD into the Toshiba DVD player.

Plug the red and white composite audio cables into the red and white audio jacks on the back of the Toshiba DVD player. Plug the other end of the red and white composite audio cables into the red and white audio input jacks on the back of the recording device.

Plug the yellow composite video cable into the yellow composite video output jack on the back of the Toshiba DVD player. Plug the other end of the yellow composite video cable into the video input jack located on the Macrovision Decoder.

Plug a separate yellow composite video cable into the composite video output jack located on the decoder. Plug the other end of the cable into the yellow video input jack on the back of the recording device. This decodes the Macrovision on a Toshiba DVD player and allows you to copy video from one medium to another.

Things You'll Need

  • Macrovision Decoder
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Jordan Bruns has been writing since 1998. His most recent position was as a columnist for the movie section of 411Mania.com. Prior to that, he was a volunteer movie critic for the "Palladium Item" in Richmond, Indiana. Bruns has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Indiana University.