Remove DRM from WMV WMA

Most of the protected video and music downloaded online like Windows Media Player iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Bearshare , Spiral Frog are all DRM files.

What is DRM? Why do we remove DRM from windows WMA, M4P and WMV?

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 DRM WMA or DRM WMV you downloaded from WMP(windows media player) that has windows DRM, you can only play it back on a compatible device, so if every piece of music had windows 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, remove windows DRM and you can play it on your phone, iPod, Zune, PSP, CD player, pc, and anything else that you can listen to music on.

I got a few methods listed below:
1. Burn and rip
Actually, there is a common free method to remove DRM WMA, M4P with 2 steps:
Step 1 Burn the DRM WMA, M4P to a CD.
Step 2 Rip the DRM WMA, M4P from CD to your computer as MP3 format , then the DRM should be removed from the WMA files.
But it’s not very convenient that may wear out your CR-ROM, and It also needs a blank CD, a CD burner and a CD ripper to help you.

2. Re-record
One of the most common and simple technology is recording the DRM WMA and DRM WMV 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 DRM WMA and DRM WMV it is welcomed by most of the DRM converters like the SoundTaxi,Tunebite, etc.
But there are some disadvantages for those 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.

3. Hook
Hook is another new and more complicated technology which can be used to remove Windows DRM. Comparing with Re-recording software, these sorts of programs have much higher conversion speed, but it’s hard to make it support some DRM formats with new and lofty encryption techniques.
And as far as I know, Daniusoft was one of its supporters. After giving a test for some free trials I found it’s very easy to remove DRM from WMV WMA files with Daniusoft Digital Music Converter, and it also can extract audio from DRM WMV and othe video files and supports other audio formats conversion like M4P, AAC, AC3, WAV, M4A, M4b, MP3, etc.

You can free download the Protected Music converter  to have a try:

Simple steps for conversion:

  1. Add DRM WMV , DRM WMA, iTunes M4P and other protected files.
  2. Choose the output format you need
  3. Pressthe “Start” button.

If you are from Daniusoft, a suggestion: why not support lower MP3 bitrates (for audiobooks)?  Your lowest, 128kbps, is unnecessarily high, with the attendant too-large file sizes, for spoken word.

Maybe the upgraded version will add the lower mp3 bitrates to the software

Have you ever come across the situation that the movies and TV Shows downloaded from iTunes Store cannot be played on your Android smartphone or tablet? In fact, the movies and TV Shows purchased/rented from iTunes Store are under DRM protection which limits users to enjoy them on non-apple devices.

iTunes M4V Converter for Mac can help you to get rid of the DRM protection from iTunes videos and convert M4V to MP4, 3GP, FLV and more as you like. This video tutorial covers:

  1. Remove DRM and convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4.
  2. Copy the converted videos to Android Nexus 7 for playback.

Watch Video Demo:

iTunes M4V Converter for Mac

* Get rid of iTunes DRM protection legally from iTunes purchased/rented movies and TV Shows
* Support multiple output formats such as WMV, MPG, MP4, AVI, 3GP, SWF, MOV, MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA
* Enjoy iTunes videos anywhere on your PSP, Android tables, smartphones, portable multimedia players and more
* Customize settings for best viewing experience, Adjust profile settings like video size, aspect ratio and others

Other Tutorials:
Play Videos Download from Amazon/BBC/Zune
Record Any Audio(Songs, Radio) on Mac
Recover lost data from Samsung Galaxy SII

you can just use AMusicSoft Apple Music Converter, it’s free