Playing DRM WMV on a mac?

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  1. TheMacPotato macrumors member

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    is there any way of playing a DRM WMV file on a mac? I have Flip4Mac installed so can play WMV through QuickTime player. I also have virtual PC, which i can play the DRM WMV file with, but it plays really slowly in that and is virtually unwatchable.

    any ideas anyone?
     
  2. isgoed macrumors 6502

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    You cannot play a windows DRM file on a mac. Only options you have is to

    • make on a PC an analog copy of it and watch that.
    • or see if there is some sort of hack that can strip the DRM. (if it can be done at all you will probably need a windows computer. Also any method for stripping the DRM is probably already made impossible by microsoft, so don't count on finding such a solution).
     
  3. TheMacPotato thread starter macrumors member

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  4. demallien macrumors regular

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    Or, if you're feeling really nerdy, reproduce the DRM found in Windows Media Player, patch Flip4Mac with it, and off you go :) Of course, you'll need to have a PC, a good understanding of modern cryptography, an excellent understanding of reverse engineering in Windows, and a whole lot of time. Actually, it sounds like fun. I may have to have a crack at it when I'm on holidays...
     
  5. Bassmec macrumors newbie

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    Drm Stripper? Tunebite

    YOU NEED TO GET A WIDOZE BOX, YUK!
    What's that all that about!
    Hey! next time you see Bill Gates, kick him in the nuts for me will Ya?.
     
  6. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you can rip the DRM on Windows. That's what I do with all those free WMAs from Ruckus.
     
  7. MacJobbe macrumors newbie

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    Drm Mac

    I got 4 things to say:

    1. Bootcamp
    2. Windows XP (YES XP! NOT VISTA OR SEVEN - WORKS BEST ON XP!)
    3. Protected Music Converter! - quite affordable if you like me got free music download ;)

    I think you can figure the rest ..
     
  8. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    Why would you pay for software you can get for free? I don't mean you should pirate it; I mean you should get the free software upon which this is probably based (i.e. these people are probably using someone else's code to make money).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_DRM#Removal
     
  9. MacJobbe macrumors newbie

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    Hmm.. because I got this piece of software from my physics teacher :p
    Why bother using anything else then? :p
     
  10. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Where did you find a physics teacher who uses windows? At the very least if the school won't spring for a Mac, they could use Scientific Linux.
    ;)
     
  11. MacJobbe macrumors newbie

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    Simple - I live in denmark XD
     

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