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How to Play Protected WMV Files

Zoey Wesson
BY Zoey Wesson   
LAST UPDATED: Mar. 09, 2017

WMV, short for Windows Media Video, is a format developed by Microsoft that utilizes multiple video codecs for streaming of video on the Internet under the file extension .wmv. It is primarily a Windows movie file format. On Windows PC, it can be played on Windows Media Player and similar software. But it's not natively supported on Macs, just like QuickTime Movie (MOV) files aren't natively supported on Windows PCs.

Besides, most WMV videos you downloaded or purchased from Windows Media Player Center, Amazon or other video stores are protected by Digital Right Management (DRM). You can only play protected WMV files through certain media players. However, what if you want to view them on other portable devices like iPad, iPhone, Android? The simplest solution is to remove DRM from WMV and convert them to unprotected format such as MP4. This process is made possible using an easy-to-use DRM removal program called DRM Media Converter.

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DRM Media Converter is capable of removing DRM from WMV, WMA, ASF, M4V, etc. It provides safe and efficient conversion while also offering advanced options to let you adjust parameter settings including frame rate, encoder, bit rate and resolution so as to produce the best viewing experience. Apart from converting protected WMV to popular formats like MP4, MKV, MOV, etc., it also lets you convert WMV video to the format that is compatible with devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung, PSP, Xbox, etc.

DRM Media Converter – Ultimate Tool to Convert DRM Protected WMV

DRM Media Converter is an ideal tool that will help you remove DRM from WMV so that you can play protected WMV on PC, iOS devices and Android devices freely.

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How to Play Protected WMV Files on PC/iOS/Android

Step 1. Add DRM Protected WMV Files

First of all, launch the program and add the DRM protected WMV videos to the program. You can either click on "Add" button or use the drag-and-drop feature to add your videos to the converter. It supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files if you like.

Add DRM Protected WMV Files

Step 2. Set Output Format

From the output format list, you can choose any of the format that you prefer. MP4 for videos and MP3 for audios are generally preferred. Or you can simply select a format that fits your device or application from the "Device" category.

Set Output Format

Step 3. Start Removing DRM from WMV

The final steps is to click on "Start" button to let this DRM Media Converter convert DRM protected WMV to the desired output format. It will finish the conversion automatically within minutes.

Removing DRM from WMV

Now you will be able to play protected WMV files on your computer or any other music players. Do try this software and if you have any question, please let us know by commenting.


DRM-removal software like DRM Media Converter should only be used to strip protection from WMV files that you have purchased for yourself or your business. Unauthorized distribution of the protected media content may result in legal consequences.

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