[Wine] How to Remove DRM from WMA WMV
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Mon Feb 28 19:24:00 CST 2011
What is DRM? Why do we remove DRM from WMA WMV ?
Have you download music and video from Windows Media Player, iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, bearshare, Spiral Frog, BBC iPlayer downloads? These popular WMA music and WMV movie download programs among the music fans always come with a disgusting word - 'DRM'.
DRM (Digital Rights Management) - The anti consumer copy protection that prevents you from using music or movies in a way that suits you. For example, if a WMA or WMV you downloaded from WMP(windows media player) that has DRM encryption, you can only play it back on a compatible device, so if every piece of music had DRM on it you would need to buy the same track on CD to listen in your CD player or car, as an iTunes download to play on your iPod, as a ms store download to play on your Zune etc, but since you paid for it once you shouldn't be forced to pay for it again and again and again, Now, here is a tutorial to tell some ways(burning DRM WMA to CD or with DRM Removal software) to remove DRM license from WMA WMV and other protected files then you can play the music video on phone, iPod, Zune, PSP, CD player, pc, burn DRM protected WMV files to DVD and copy drm protected wmv itunes m4v movie files to anything else that you can listen to music video on.
How to remove DRM from WMA WMV?
I got a few methods listed below:
1. Burn and rip(Applicable only to DRM Protected WMA files)
Actually, there is a common free method to remove DRM from WMA with 2 steps:
Step 1 Burn the protected WMA to a CD
Step 2 Rip them off to your computer, then the DRM should be removed from the WMA files.
But it's not very convenient and may wear out your CR-ROM. And windows media player can only burn and rip the WMA (or you will need DVD copy and DVD ripper for other formats).
One of the most common and simple technology to remove WMV WMA DRM is recording the DRM protected WMA then use an ordinary converter to convert the recorded and unprotected files. Because this technology is easy to realized and easy to support more DRM formats besides protected WMA it is welcomed by most of the DRM converters like the SoundTaxi, NoteBurner , etc.
But there are some disadvantages for those DRM Removal programs.
1. The conversion speed won't get much improvement due to the long recording process.
2. Much audio and video quality could be lost during the recording process.
Hook is another new and more complicated technology which can be used to remove DRM license from protected WMA WMV files. Comparing with recording process, these sorts of DRM Remover have much higher conversion speed, but it's hard to make it support some DRM formats with new and lofty encrpytion tachniques.
And as far as I know, Daniusoft was one of its supporters. After giving a test for some free trials I found it is convenient to crack DRM from protected WMA WMV files with Daniusoft DRM Converter (http://www.diggsofts.com/drm-converter-daniu.html) , it can remove DRM protection legally and convert other video & music even HD video in high quality. and here are the key functions of Daniusoft DRM Converter:
Legally remove DRM WMV/WMA/M4P/M4V/ASF... using record technically process which records play and saves the recordings in unprotected digital formats.
Convert all popular video: MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, RM, RMVB, DAT, MOV, FLV, AVI, Xvid, VOB, MKV..
3. HD video Converter
Support convert high-definition video: M2TS, TP, TRP, TS, AVI..
4. Audio Converter
Convert any audio files between MP3, WAV, M4A, WMA, OGG, AAC, APE
[Image: http://www.diggsofts.com/images/tips/remove-drm-1.jpg ]
Simple Steps for removing DRM from WMV WMA with Daniusoft DRM Converter: Free download DRM Converter (http://www.diggsofts.com/downloads/drm-converter.exe), install and run it first.
1. Add DRM WMV , DRM WMA or other protected files.
2. Choose the output format you need.
3. Pressthe "Start" button.
Ok, Hope you can get some useful resources from this article.
Remove DRM from WMV WMA and your favorite music videos to release you media life.
If you are interested in other DRM Removal Software, you can check DRM Removal Reviews (http://www.diggsofts.com/drm-converter-reviews.html).
The following are some other popular DRM Converter tools:
1: DRM Music Converter (http://www.diggsofts.com/drm-music-converter-daniu.html)
2: All DRM Media Converter (http://www.diggsofts.com/drm-media-converter-aimer.html)
3: DRM WMV Converter (http://www.diggsofts.com/drm-wmv-converter-aimer.html)
4: DRM M4V Converter (http://www.diggsofts.com/drm-m4v-converter-aimer.html)
5: DRM WMA MP3 Converter (http://www.diggsofts.com/wma-mp3-converter-daniu.html)
6: DRM Video Converter Ultimate (http://www.diggsofts.com/media-converter-ultimate-daniu.html)
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