How to Remove DRM from Zune Marketplace Protected WMA WMV?
DRM restriction of the Zune Marketplace
1. Music from Zune Marketplace is offered in DRM-restricted WMA format (2-pass CBR @ 192kbit/s) or non-DRM MP3 format (up to 320kbit/s) for a per-song or per-album fee, or via Zune Pass monthly/quarterly subscriptions; videos are also DRM-wrapped WMV can't be downloaded via Zune Pass.
Apple iTunes the same situation
Like the M4V TV shows and movie, as well as the M4P music from iTunes are copyright protected the same by Apple's incoperatible 'Fair Play' DRM system, which prohibites other device but iPods playing iTunes content. Furthermore, the iTunes rented movies have dead limitation to watch within 30days and 24hrs (once you began to watch it).
So unless Zune folks has a third party DRM Removal Software to strip the license protection and convert media formats to Zune compatible .wmv, .mp4, .m4v, or H.264, they can't enjoy those digital content, as what the big brands said, "On The Go"!
Part 1: How to remove DRM from Zune Marketplace protected WMA WMV
1. Free download this DRM removal software mentioned above, install and luanch it, the default settings work well with your PC, you don't need to make anymore configeration.
2. When come to the main interface, you can directly drag-drop the DRM-protected source media files (like .m4p .wma music amd .m4v .wmv video movie) to the conversion window, or hit the top-left 'Add' button to import the target files.
Since Zune plays WMV / M4V / MP4 / H.264 video files with peak 720 x 480 pixels and 30 fps, if you're picky on the output quality, the function module 'settings' can help you with it by offering adjustable parameters covering Bit Rate, Resolution, Aspect Ratio, and Frame Rate as well.
3. When finish the preceding 2 steps, hit 'start' button lower-right on the main window, then everything done, you can freely transfer iTunes to Zune and convert iPod to Zune
Part 2: How to convert DVD movie to Zune HD player
If you want to convert DVD movie to Zune HD, this DVD to Zune HD Converter for Windows can help to crack DVD CSS protection, split DVD movie to clips, and convert them to Zune compatible audio & video formats.
If you're a Mac-based user, this DVD to Zune HD Converter for Mac is an ideal choice.
The conversion process is the same easy and simple as illustrated above, here I just saved it.
The DRM Removal and DVD Ripper software mentioned above can do even more jobs than converting all the popular media formats like M4P, M4B, M4V, WMV, ASF, WMA, MP4, M4A, AVI (Divx/Xvid), MOV, 3GP, 3G2, CD.dat, DVD.vob, h.264, HD(.m2ts; .tp; .trp; .ts), HD(.mp4; .wmv; .asf; .mpg; .vob; .mov; avi), DV, NSV, NUT, Real audio & video(.rm; .ra; .ram; .rmvb), FLV, FLAC, AIFF, SWF, MPG, MP3, AC3, OGG, APE, AAC, WAV, MKV, MKA, etc.
You might also like to check for even more "How-To" transfer the DRM protected music, video, movie to media devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3, Creative Zen, Archos, Sansa, Iriver, Samsung, Cowon, Sony Walkman, as well as mobile phones like HTC, Blackberry, Sony Erricsson, LG, Nokia, Motorola, etc.