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How to Play Protected WMV Files

WMV, a video container format developed by Microsoft, can be naturally played in Windows Media Player that's also a product from Microsoft Company. However, in order to protect digital copyright, Microsoft cooperation sometimes adopts digital rights management (DRM) to pervert illegal distribution of copyrighted WMV files. So in most cases, these kinds of protected WMV files can't be played by a third-party player.

Well, what should you do if you have DRM protected WMV files that you fail to play on your PC? Have a good way to play protected WMV files freely? My answer is absolutely yes. Your solution is to unprotect WMV files and convert them to your wanted format. In this way, you can view them on your PC or import them to any portable device for playback without any trouble.

It seems a little tough. Don't worry. You don't have to be a Pro as long as you have a professional tool to help you convert protected WMV files. DRM ripper is all-in-one app, which enables you to remove DRM from protected WMV files and convert them to a preferred video format at the same time.

This tutorial below shows you how to easily play DRM protected WMV files. First, you need to download and install it. After that, double-click the app icon to enter its main interface.

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How to play protected WMV files

1Add WMV files

First, add the DRM locked WMV videos to the DRM converter. You can either click Add or simply drag your source videos to the program. Batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple files.

2Set output format

Choose an output format from the format list. You can either choose an exact video format from Common Video or just select a preferred one to fit your devices or applications from other categories.

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3Remove DRM from WMV files

The final step is to click "Start" button to let this DRM converter do the rest thing for you. When the conversion is over, you can get a DRM-free file in WMV or other format for use. For example, if you choose MOV as the output format in step 2, you'll find the converted MOV file can be played in QuickTime with good video quality.

Below is a video tutorial on how to play protected WMV files:

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