How to bypass or strip HDCP without buying an HDMI splitter to remove HDCP?

How to bypass or strip HDCP without buying an HDMI splitter to remove HDCP

Why can't I record the HDCP protected content?

  • If you want to record videos from Netflix, Prime, and Apple TV+ etc. to collect your favorite movies and TV shows, using a capture device or a standalone video recorder is an easy solution.

  • Nowadays, there are even some standalone 4K recorders, they can record 4K videos and save as popular H.264/H.265 files such as ClonerAlliance series products. If you want to record 4K UHD streaming videos, you can refer to How to record 4K UHD streaming hit movies and tv shows without PC required .

  • However, these capture cards do not support bypassing HDCP and are unable to strip HDCP from protected sources, e.g. Fire TV stick, Apple TV and Roku.

  • When you try to record HDCP protected content using a capture device or a standalone video recorder, normally, it will give you a prompt like the following.

unsupported hdcp protected content

For detailed usage process, please refer to Why does the TV display a black screen when I try to use a video capture card to record the video output from the Roku or the Blu-ray disc player

What is HDCP?

HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, it is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections.

The Best free way to strip HDCP: Use Open PassDCP software

Open PassDCP is a utility software, which is specifically used to crack various video capture devices or video recorders and strip the HDCP protection from the devices, allowing the devices to bypass the HDCP protection and record the videos. It supports a variety of brands of video capture devices and standalone video recorders, easy to use and completely free. Up to now, Open PassDCP has supported to crack ClonerAlliance products. With the development of the next version, Open PassDCP will support more brands of products.

What is Open PassDCP?

For detailed usage process, please refer to How to use Open PassDCP to strip HDCP


  • Totally free.

  • Fast.

  • Permanently remove and strip HDCP protection.

  • Suitable for many brands and models of video capture products.


  • You need to install Open PassDCP software on your PC. I think that it is not a big deal, all of the video capture cards need to work with software on PC.

Recommended article: How to remove the HDCP protection of a video capture card is useful for finding a way to remove HDCP protection of video capture cards.

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The brand and model list of Open PassDCP supported






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Updated : 2023-08-11.