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Remove DRM Protection from WMA WMV

What is DRM?
Why do we remove DRM from WMA WMV ?

Have you downloaded music or video from Windows Media Center, iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon, 7digital, BBC iPlayer WMV etc.? These popular music and 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, 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, remove DRM license from WMA WMV and other protected files then you can play the music video on iPad, iPhone, iPod, Zune, PSP, CD player, pc, and anything else that you can listen to music on.

How to remove DRM from WMA and WMV files?

Here are a few methods:

1. Burn and Rip
Actually, there is a common free method to remove DRM from WMA with 2 steps. First burn the protected WMA to a CD. Next rip them from the CD back to your computer. This should remove DRM from the WMA files. This method is not very convenient and Windows media player can only burn and rip WMA files.

2. Re-record
One of the most common and simple methods is recording the DRM protected WMA, then use an ordinary converter to convert the recorded and unprotected files. This method is used by many DRM converters such as SoundTaxi, because the technology is relatively simple. However, there are some disadvantages to think about.

A. The conversion speed is slow.
B. The audio and video loses quality during the recording process.

3. Hook
Hook is another new and more complicated technology which can be used to remove the DRM from protected WMA files. This type of DRM Removal process has a much faster conversion speed, but does not support some of the new DRM encrpytion techniques.

DRM Music Converter - DRM Remover

After trying the various types of DRM removal software, we feel the best program to remove DRM from protected WMA files is DRM Music Converter. It also supports converting other formats such as AAC, AC3, WAV, M4A, M4b, MP3, etc. Remove DRM from WMV and other video file formats with software such as DRM Media Converter or DRM Buster.