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How to convert drm wmv files to ipod/iTunes

This is a full guide about how to convert DRM WMV files to ipod. Hope it can give you some help when you come across similar problems.

Part 1: What is protected WMV, WMA file?

WMV stands for "Windows Media Video", which is developed by Microsoft. WMV files are usually ASF files with a WMV extension. It can store video content in a compressed format. The WMA format, short for "Windows Media Audio", was also developed by Microsoft. It is a good format that offers the same quality as MP3 at half the bit rate using an audio data compression technology.

Though originally used for windows operating system, the WMV and WMA format have become very common in music download services. However, in this area, they always include DRM protection, that prevents illegally duplication. Unfortunately, Songs bought from different companies will have different DRM protection that can restrict you from playing songs on incompatible players. Also, DRM restrict the usage of computers, so you just can't share you DRM-laden music with your friends. There comes the headache!

Part 2: How to remove DRM from WMV, WMA?

So, you could try some methods or programs that remove DRM from WMV or WMA files. This article presents you a easy way: using WMV DRM removal software, such as Wondershare Media Converter to convert your protected WMV files to DRM-free ones. This software is especially useful for alleviating compatibility issues.

1.Download Wondershare Media Converter, install and run it. Then, add DRM WMV or WMA files to it. You can either click 'ADD' button to insert the files you want to convert,or easily drag & drop the files into 'Getting started' table. This software supports batch conversion, so you can add several files at a time.

2.Choose the format you'd like to get. Click the setting button, There are a list of output formats ready for your choose. And if you don't know the formats, there is also guide info to show you the match hardware with the formats. now we wants to put the wmv files onto ipod.we could choose output format as MPEG4(MP4)

You also can change the output file location, or the output files will be located as default.

3.Last thing, click the start button, and the converting process is beginning. After converting, the files are DRM-ripped. You can view your converted files by press the "Find Target" button, or you can choose to turn off computer after conversion.


Part 3: How to Play the converted video to iPod

1.Now that all the files in your coputer are DRM-ripped and with MPEG4 format. iTunes is more than happy to admit them into it’s library. Importing videos can be done by selecting “File>Import…”, or by simply dragging the files from a Finder window into an iTunes playlist once all your videos have been imported,.

2 and then you can connect your iPod to computer via USB cable, iTunes will detect your iPod. After that, click iTunes "File -> Sync iPod", and the files will be transferred to your ipod from iTunes library. When updating completed, you will find the videos on you iPod. Now, we can enjoy our clean music on iPod.

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converting drm music files so I can DL them onto my ipod/itunes


The only way to solve this problem is if you use this free software to remove the DRM protection. http://all-streaming-media.com/remove-DRM-protection/ Hope this helps...

Aug 27, 2007 | Apple iPod MP3 Player

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