Latest in Drm

Image credit:

FairUse4WM strips Windows Media DRM!

Ryan Block, @ryan
08.25.06
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

So far as the yet very quiet forums are claiming, a new app called FairUse4WM can be used to strip Windows Media DRM 10 and 11 (i.e. PlaysForSure, but not WM DRM 9). Yes, yes, we know, we've heard this song and dance before. But before we proceed, let's just be totally clear on how the system works: providers like Napster and Yahoo Music Unlimited provide subscription service for unlimited access to Windows Media DRMed files; stop paying the fee, stop getting access to the files -- but you already knew all this. We tried FairUse4WM and we can verify that it quickly and easily stripped the DRM from our Napster To Go tracks, and made them freely available to play on our Mac (which, of course, has Flip4Mac installed). In other words, it's a simple, apparently lossless, one-step method for making your files playable after you're no longer paying fees on your subscription service. The app didn't work on our Vongo videos, but we can verify with all certainty that yes, Windows Media DRM can now be easily and quickly stripped from PlaysForSure media services. Now watch as Microsoft shuts down the forums and runs damage control in order to prevent an digital media entire platform from collapsing. Click on for a couple more pics of the app in action!

P.S. - Kinda goes without saying but we take absolutely zero accountability for what you may do with FairUse4WM, ok?

[Thanks, Frank]








Now here's that same track we just downloaded from Napster playing on Quicktime (with Flip4Mac, which, of course, doesn't support WM DRM.)

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Sonos Move review: Versatility doesn't come cheap

Sonos Move review: Versatility doesn't come cheap

View
ZenBook Pro Duo review: ASUS makes a case for dual-screen laptops

ZenBook Pro Duo review: ASUS makes a case for dual-screen laptops

View
Starbucks Japan wants customers to pay for coffee with pens

Starbucks Japan wants customers to pay for coffee with pens

View
Facebook's $149 Portal TV turns your television into a giant smart display

Facebook's $149 Portal TV turns your television into a giant smart display

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr