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FreeMe2: An Open Source WM-DRM Removal Tool

Roger W.
BY Roger W.   
LAST UPDATED: Jun. 28, 2017

We previously introduced a WM-DRM removal called FairUse4WM. Another less well-known Windows media file DRM removal is called FreeMe2.

FreeMe2 - A Free WM-DRM Removal Tool

FreeMe2 is a free open source lossless DRM removal to strip DRM protection from WMV, ASF and WMA files. This tool is only available for Windows XP now, which means that you cannot use it on Windows 7/8/10.

Another trouble is that this software is a command line application, so you are required to learn how to console applications in order to use it. It could be a litter complicated for a newbie.


How to Use FreeMe2 (Drag & Drop)

Drag-n-drop method is much easier than using command line console:

Step 1. Put your DRM protected media files in the same folder as Freeme2.

Step 2. Extract your license keys. You can do this with drmdbg. If you use drmdbg you can take the drm2-i.key file generated by drmdbg, rename it to drm2.key and copy it to the FreeMe2 folder.

Step 3. Drag your sample.wma file onto FreeMe2.exe. It starts up and runs fine.


How to Use FreeMe2 (Command Line Console)

Step 1. Put your DRM protected media files in the same folder as freeme2.

Step 2. Run the Windows command console: Hit "Start"->Hit "Run…"->type CMD->Hit the "OK" button.

Step 3. Then, once in the command console, change the directory by using the "cd" command to the directory where your FreeMe2 is located.

Step 4. Extract your license keys. You can do this with drmdbg.

Step 5. Type the following in the command line console: "freeme2" (without quotes) and press the Enter button.

FreeMe2 for Windows 7/8/10 - DRM Media Converter

Since FreeMe2 only works on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 users may find it useless. If you want to remove DRM from WMV, WMA, ASF, etc. windows media files on Windows 10/8/7 and even Windows XP, you can take DRM Media Converter to have a try. 

This DRM removal is fully compatible with Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10. It allows you to remove DRM protection from WMV, WMA, ASF, iTunes M4V, Amazon DRMed files and more. Also, it converts videos to the format of your choice, or for mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S8, PS4, etc. directly.


To start out, just download the free trial version of this WM-DRM removal.

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How to Removal DRM from Windows Media Files?

Step 1. Add DRMed windows media files to the program.

Step 2. Select an output format. MP4, WMV and MKV are recommended.

Step 3. Hit "Start" to remove DRM from WMV, ASF or WMA files.

Convert Windows Media Files


Highlights of DRM Media Converter

DRM Removal: Users no longer need to be restricted to playing their video files on specific devices or players due to DRM copy protection. This software Legally remove DRM WMV/WMA/iTunes M4P/ M4V/M4A/M4B… by recording video playback and saves the recordings in unprotected digital formats.

Video Converter: The DRM removal comes with an all-purpose converter, which can be used on both DRM protected and unprotected files. This means that common SD and HD videos can also be converted to the format you need in order to fit a number of different portable devices and media players.

Audio Converter: Convert any audio files between MP3, WAV, M4A, WMA, OGG, AAC, APE, FLAC, AIFF, AU, MKA, AC3 and more.

Conclusion

I like to watch a lot of movies on a lot of different devices and DRM becomes a huge nuisance. It restricts me to play movies on specified devices. For example, if I bought movies from Window Media Center, I can only play them on some Windows media players. When I purchased movies from iTunes Store, these movies can only be played on Apple devices. In these cases, a DRM removal is needed. After all, I'd rather live in a world where we have the freedom to do responsible things.

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