10 DRM ripping tools
DRM is an acronym for Digital Rights Management, a broad term used to describe a number of techniques for restricting the free use and transfer of digital content. DRM is used in a number of media, but is most commonly found in video and music files.
There are many who argue that DRM is a misnomer, since it deals with use issues rather than the rights of the consumer. They therefore reinterpret DRM to stand for Digital Restrictions Management.
The following is a list of applications that can be used to rip DRM encrypted assets such as music and videos.
- QTFairUse6 – Rip iTunes music/videos
- FairUse4WM – Supports ripping of windows media encoded assets
- BackupHDDVD and BackupBluray – Also check out this article for more details.
- myFairTunes6 – Open source program myFairTunes6 is designed to remove the digital rights management (DRM) from your iTunes Music Store-purchased songs.
- JHymn – You buy some new music through iTunes, you run JHymn — hopefully do no more than click one or two buttons — and when you quit JHymn and go back to iTunes, all of your DRM-protected music has been seamlessly replaced by unlocked, DRM-free music with the same sound quality as your original purchases, music which is virtually indistinguishable from music that you rip from your own CDs.
- Dvd Decrypter – Objective: of an original Dvd to make a private copy (whenever the Law of your country allows it) without losing quality (nonDivx, noncourteous, all the options, etc) using Dvd Decrypter.
- DRM Dumpster – DRM Dumpster is the legal way to convert DRM tracks from your iTunes music library to standard files. DRM Dumpster uses a CD-RW and iTunes itself to convert all of the DRM music files in your library or in a play list of your choice to files that you can use with any music player. With DRM Dumpster you can create MP3, AAC, Apple Lossles, AIFF, or WAV files from your DRM files.
- SlySoft’s AnyDVD – AnyDVD works in the background to automatically remove the copy protection of a DVD movie as soon as it’s inserted into the drive, allowing you then to backup the movie using a DVD backup tool such as CloneDVD and CloneDVD mobile. You can also remove the RPC region code, thereby making the movie region free and viewable on any DVD player and with any DVD player software.
- SoundTaxi – SoundTaxi can easily and legally convert DRM-protected music files and various audio files to unprotected MP3, CD, iPod and other MP3 player file formats at high speed and CD quality. This is a commercial product and can be purchased for $14.90.
- Anti Drm – A very detailed article explaining DRM and provides techniques on how to crack DRM based assets. Probably the best resource available on how to deal with DRM restriction.
This article does not promote theft of any sort…we’re just saying DRM sucks!