Most Windows Media Video (WMV) we bought or downloaded from Windows Media Player Center, Amazon Video on Demand or other video stored are protected by Microsoft's PlayForSure DRM. When you try to play these WMV videos for the first time on your PC, Windows Media Player will look for the license on the PC. However, if you want to play these video on other devices, you will be failed unless you can bypass the DRM. Even worse, the license can't be restored via Windows Media Player 11 now, and the Zune player doesn't support the standard Windows Media DRM system neither. And for Mac users, they are total cannot play DRM protected WMV videos.
Fortunately, this article will show you three ways to remove DRM for WMV so that you can play them on any device without limitation. Here we go!
Top 3 WMV DRM Removal Tools
No 3. FreeMe2 (Free, support Windows XP)
FreeMe2 is a free and open source DRM remover. It is used to remove DRM from Windows Media audio and video files. freeme2 is a command line application. You need to learn how to use console applications to run it.
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 DRM DB.
Step 5. Type the following in the command line console: "freeme2" (without quotes) and press the Enter button.
No 2. FairUse4WM (Free, support Windows XP & Windows Vista）
FairUse4WM is a utility for eliminating the WM and DRM protection located in Windows media files in versions 10 and 11. It is a freeware which can remove DRM from WMV, WMA and ASF files. You should have VALID license files on your hard drive and can play the DRM-ed files without limitations because FairUse4WM can't crack DRM license. As a GUI version of drmdbg, it can just remove DRM from the media file but can't convert WMV or WMA to other file formats.
No. 1. Aimersoft DRM Media Converter (Shareware, support Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP)
Aimersoft DRM Media Converter allows you to remove DRM from WMV, iTunes M4V, Amazon Instant Video and more. It is fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. Better yet, it can convert WMV to various formats, such as converting WMV to MP4 and converting WMV to MOV. It can also directly convert WMV to the format that fits for your device, such as iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, PS4, PS3, Xbox and more. To start out, download free trial version of this WMV DRM removal.
Step 1. Import DRM WMV videos to the program.
Step 2. Select WMV as output format or any other format you like.
Step 3. Hit Convert to start removing DRM protection from WMV videos.
All the tools we listed above can help you remove DRM from WMV on Windows computer. But please note that FreeMe2 and FairUse4WM are not compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10. Also, it is a pity that I cannot a WMV DRM Removal for Mac at this moment. If you have recommendations, please leave your comments below.