DRM Removal Software
This page explains what DRM is and how DRM removal software can save you money and improve your Zune experience at the same time.
Click here for a FREE download of DRM removal software for Zune.
What is DRM?DRM stands for digital rights management.
Besides being a royal pain in the butt, it's there to protect copyrights and to make sure that you actually have the rights to use the digital media (music or video) that you just happen to have on your computer.
At least that's what they tell us.
However in reality it does more to make our lives difficult than protect copyrights.
Because there is no one version of DRM. If there was, then it just might work.
Instead Apple has it's own DRM called "Fair-play". (Ironic, isn't it?) Microsoft has Windows Media DRM and that too different versions.
DRM'ed music tracks downloaded from Napster or Rhapsody will not play on your Zune because it understands a "special" version of DRM.
And of course, Zune cannot play music or video downloaded from iTunes.
Is this truly to protect copyrights?
It seems more like a scam to make sure iPod owners buy media from iTunes only and Zune owners buy media from the Zune Marketplace only.
What do you think?
Why you need DRM Removal SoftwareFortunately there is a solution. It's called DRM Removal Software.
It works by stripping the DRM from media allowing you to use the player of your choice to play it. No matter where you buy it from.
So why should you care?
As a Zune owner, here are three practical applications that make DRM removal software a must-have tool in your toolbox.
Or in this case maybe that should be software on your PC.
1. Buying Movies from iTunes
The Zune Marketplace has recently added movies. Yay!
However, if you've looked around you'll see the selection is pretty thin. I'm sure that will change over time.
But in the meantime, iTunes has a much better selection. And some of the movies are cheaper too!
You can use DRM removal software to strip the DRM from a movie downloaded from iTunes in order to watch it on your Zune.
2. Burning Zune pass music to CD
The Zune pass is an incredible deal. For $14.99 a month you have unlimited access to all the music in the world. You can listen to this music on your PC or Zune.
But what if you wanted to listen to it in your car?
You have to buy a Zune car accessory like an FM transmitter.
Or you can use DRM removal software to strip the DRM. After that you can use CD burning software to burn CDs and listen to it in your car.
3. Extending the time to view rentals
Both iTunes and the Zune marketplace offer movies for rent. This is really cool! I love to watch movies. But I rarely watch them twice so I prefer to rent versus buy.
What's not cool is that they have a time limit attached to them. For example, the Zune marketplace requires you to watch movie within 14 days of download. Once you start watching a movie, you have to finish it within 24 hours.
What if you can't?
Too bad, the movie rights expire and you'll have to rent it again. That's not cool. With my busy schedule I sometimes watch movies in parts over 2-3 days. So this system just doesn't work for me.
Why, DRM removal software of course! Just remove the DRM and now you can watch the movie at your leisure.
Aimersoft Zune Media ConverterBy now you know why DRM removal software is a must-have. It will elevate your Zune experience to the next level by giving you more options and freedom of choice to do what you want with your media.
After all, you bought it.
So where do you find this magic software?
Right here! — Download the Aimersoft Zune Media Converter for FREE. This converter allows you convert both music and movies into Zune compatible formats.
It has a very clean and easy to use interface allowing you to both remove DRM and convert the format with only a couple of simple clicks.
For music you can convert to DRM-free MP3 or WMA. You can select a bit rate of up to 256 kbps.
For video you can convert to DRM-free WMV or MP4 specially optimized for the version of Zune you have -- legacy Zune or Zune HD. It provides you with several settings that allows you to change the resolution, frame rate and bit rate.*
The free trial lasts for 30 days. It's limited to one minute of conversion per media. So try converting a music track or video and check out the quality. My testing showed the quality of converted files was really good.
If you like what you see, it costs only $17.95. It will easily pay for itself many times over by saving you money in the long run.
Don't believe me? Allow me to demonstrate.
The Zune car pack v2 is listed for about $35 at Amazon.com (including tax and shipping). And as much as I love it, buying the Aimersoft Zune media converter instead will save you $17 right there! (Of course you'll have to factor in the costs of CDs but they are pretty cheap nowadays -- about 10 cents per CD).
Need to save more money?
Casino Royale (SD version), one of my favorite movies, is available at iTunes for $9.99. It's not even available in the Zune Marketplace, but if it was it would cost $15. So there, I just saved another $5.
See why you can't afford NOT to have this software? It's actually saving you money in the long run!
Click here to download the Aimersoft Zune media converter now!
DisclaimerPlease use DRM removal software responsibly. The purpose is not infringe on copyrights but instead work within the intent of why DRM was implemented in the first place.
If you cancel you're Zune pass subscription, please destroy any CDs of songs that you have not actually bought.
Please delete rented movies after you've watched them.
And if you bought the movie then I see no reason why you should have DRM decide how you should watch it.
I'm not a lawyer and I'm not providing legal advice. I can't be held liable for any illegal use of this software.
*Note that for high quality video conversion you do need a powerful PC. Wimpy machines just won't cut it.
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