Some of the WTV/DVR-MS video files recorded by a TV Pack/CableCard in Windows Media Center have DRM copy protection, so if you want to copy the DRM-protected WTV/DVR-MS video files onto a new computer, or a portable device like iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Android smartphone or tablet, Blackberry, PSP and others, you will need to remove (strip) DRM from Windows Media Center recordings with a third-party program.
But there are rare programs on the net which enables to get copyrighted WTV/DVR-MS files DRM-free. I spent almost 6 hours gleaning through the forums and blogs related to Windows Media Center DRM removal, and finally found out 2 solutions that are possible to help you remove DRM from your movies & television programs recorded in Windows Media Center. Please process step by step.
I found an article from ehow.com that offers three program – OJOsoft Total Video Converter (Download It Here), Any Video Converter (Download It Here) and SoundTaxi Media Suite (Download It Here). The author of this article claimed that the three program can remove DRM from DVR-MS files, however after I viewed their official sites, I found the former two’s developers just said that their programs enable to convert DVR-MS files to MPEG-4, H.264, AVI etc, but did not say they have the DRM removal features. However the product page of the SoundTaxi Media Suite states that it can convert any DRM-protected file format supported by Windows Media Player to plain file formats like MP4, AVI (DivX), WMV and MP3 audio, so I advise you to try SoundTaxi firstly.
Provided the three video conversion programs above can not help you convert the protected WTV/DVR-MS file to DRM-free file format directly, you can consider using some Video Capture software to capture the protected WTV/DVR-MS videos from computer screen to produce a version that is free from DRM. Followings are three good Video Capture software – CamVerce (Download It Here), Debut Video Capture Software (Download It Here) and Sonne Screen Video Capture (Buy It Here). They perform pretty well in the types of video they can capture, the quality, the speed, the file saving options and the audio recording.
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