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Converting protected WMV Files

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by DSMKilla, Aug 30, 2004.

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  1. DSMKilla

    DSMKilla Member

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    So whats the deal, I have these wmv files that I want to convert and have the license for them and everything but I can't find any way to convert them. I have searched everywhere for something that will do it but have not had any kinda luck. I know there's gotta be SOMETHING out there that someone has come up with so could someone please fill me and everyone else that is having this issue in please?

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. Minion

    Minion Senior member

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    I have been looking for a way to Convert DRM protected WMV files since the DRM came out but as of yet know one has come up with a Way to do it....
     
  3. DSMKilla

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    damn that sux. Well Im sure someone will figure out something soon or a later.. It's inevitable =)
     
  4. Motomatt

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    Burn them to a CD and then rip them back to your hard drive.. You will most likely lose the tag information though.. Hope this helps

    Matt
     
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  5. surfman

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    I tried burning them to a cd but the protection is still there. Has anyone else figured out a qay to make this work.
     
  6. Minion

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    DRM Protection Still hasn"t been Reliably Cracked and it has been that way for a while and Will probably be that way for quite a while longer....

    The one thing you can try is to use a Screen Capture programs to Capture the File playing in media player....
     
  7. Motomatt

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    Burn them as a "AUDIO CD" the protection will be gone.. Then, RIP them back to the harddrive.. I assure you the protection will be gone...

    Matt
     
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    I can assure you that it will not work as the DRM protection is imbedded in the Files Header and Simply Burning it to CD/DVD will not remove the Information from the Header and neither will copying it to your HD after Burning to CD/DVD....
    I"m sure if you tried it you will find out surely enough....

    Cheers
     
  9. shiroh

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    how about using avisynth and directshowsource() ?

    i don't have any drm files. but lets see if i could make one.
    anyway wmv is crappy
     
  10. Motomatt

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    Burned all my purchased .RAX Realmedia downloads and WMA music files as a audio CD.. Ripped it back to the harddrive in Mp3.. no problem.. and no protection.. Maybe your doing something wrong.. Works great for me..

     
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    Were they DRM 1 or DRM 2??? The Latest DRM 2 for WMV files is 100% UN-Crackable so either your Files were Protected with DRM 1 or weren"t Protected at all...
     
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    Are you saying I wont be able to burn audio cd's anymore? Then rip it back to the hard drive "IF" it's protected with DRM2? Thats highly UN-likely... Especially being that audio CDs are very popular... I dont know what problems you are having but I have been using this method for years now without any trouble at all.. With the exception of losing the tag information upon converting to a audio CD.. post some link's to this super protection.. I am interested now..

    Matt

     
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  13. surfman

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    Matt,
    I tried to burn a drm wmv to an audio cd and couldn't. The drm prevented it from being copied. Which burning program are you using. I know it can be done because I see al kinds of protected videos on p2p.
     
  14. Motomatt

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    The software I use to download my music files for both realmedia and musicmatch also allow for burning..One uses .RAX format the other .WMA I use these two programs and then rip them like a normal cd..

    Matt
     
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  15. surfman

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    Thanks Matt. I will try to use music match because I have already tried real player and it wouldn't burn them.
    Wish me luck,
    Rich
     
  16. surfman

    surfman Guest

    Hey Matt,
    i tried to use real player to burn my vid but it wouldn't because of the drm. I haven't tried music match yet, but i will as soon as I download it.
    Rich
     
  17. grimmie

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    hey Matt,

    Did you try any wmv file and manage to rid the drm? I noticed you're referring to mostly wma or other drm protected audio files?

    So far what I know of it's still screen capture and total record for audio (while capturing screen) to rid the drm, and then you need to have a decent cpu and video card for decent results.

    -kc
     
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    OK, I have an idea on how to capture these bastards... Would it be possible to (running a dual monitor setup) use a video out from your computer as the second monitor, and have that plug into a video capture card? Then you could just have the video play on the second screen (use a vcr and tv, split the output between the tv and the capture card so you can preview the results) Of course this is a lot of work, but if someone has the means to try it out, please let me know if it works, because I'll buy a vid capture card for my laptop if it does.
     
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    Thanks a lot for that link, celtic_d!
     
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