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Developer(s) unknown
Stable release
4.6.0 / October 23, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-10-23)
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type DVD decoder
License Freeware (according to download site)
Website www.dvd43.com

DVD43 is a free DVD driver for 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows. As the user guide states, "DVD43 stands for 'DVD For Free'". It acts as a driver for optical drives, disabling zone and copy protection information. It assists in the creation of backup copies of DVDs one legally owns and the use of DVDs outside of the original region of release. It can also be used to copy CDs. In addition it allows upscaling of protected DVDs on analogue monitors under Windows Vista. This product does not directly rip, copy, or convert any media; only assisting other copy and conversion software.

It also allows DVDs to be played over a network, meaning that small media centre PCs without optical drives can use the DVD drive on a server.

For technical reasons DVD43 only operates as a driver for 32 bit versions of Microsoft Windows, though it is supported as a plug-in for select programs operating on 64 bit versions of Windows.

See also[edit]


  • dvd43.com—Website with information about DVD43 and "safe links" (locations known to host the program without risk of virus-infected files) to download the program