Strip DRM from films to play on Android devices?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by northy124, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. northy124 macrumors 68020

    northy124

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if someone could help me establish whether there's a way to strip the DRM off films as I'd like to be able to play my purchases on my new Android phone while I'm out and about which at this current moment I cannot do.

    I know that a while ago there was a program called 'Requiem' however that no longer works. Is there a similar program that isn't TuneKit or a converter?
     
  2. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

    oneMadRssn

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    The first step is to figure out what the DRM is. There are different types of DRM, applied by different companies. It depends on where you got the files.

    Once you figure out the type of DRM - I'm sure you can find a tool with some Googling and a willingness to read and learn.
     
  3. catskinsox macrumors member

    catskinsox

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    M4VGear works pretty well. It's very similar to Tuneskit, as both strip DRM instead of re-encoding or whatever some of the others do. I have both, as Tuneskit has some trouble with certain movies, and M4VGear has trouble with certain movies. But on the whole, it works well. The only issue is the subtitles are in that weird format that only Apple seems to use. You can use CCExtractor to convert them to srt format, but sometimes they don't work quite right or the timing gets off a bit.

    Also, Requiem does still work, but only with iTunes 10.7 or earlier. So if you have some old computer around, and want to use an old version of iTunes on it, you can use Requiem.
     

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