Reviews: Top 5+ DRM Removal Programs for Android Tablets
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The Best Software for removing DRM Protection From Your Media Files for Android Tablets and Smartphones
You will won’t realize the fact that you don’t reallty own your videos, movies, music purchased through online stores e.g. iTunes, Amazon, etc, or .m4v and .wmv movies from digital copy discs until you transfer them to portable devices, say an Android Tablet, for playback. The reason behind the Android’s omission is the DRM(digital rights management). You have probably discovered how annoyingly restrictive DRM technology is. Not only do you have the problem of working out what portable media players it will work on, but your freedom to use your downloads how you please is also crippled. DRM copy protection is great as an anti-piracy technology, but it often punishes consumers that have legally purchased media. As far as I know, the Android devices have not get a license to play DRM contents, which means DRM-protected movies will not even play on an Android tablet or smartphone. There are many programs out there that allow you to make free the videos and movies out of DRM restriction/protection and let you watch them the way you want to view them. Here is a selection of the best software that removes DRM legally (doesn’t hack DRM encryption) and produces DRM-free media files that you can enjoy on practically any capable Android device.
1. Pavtube ChewTune
ChewTune ranks top on the list of DRM removal softwares for its versatile features – it integrates removing DRM, transcoding DRM-protected files, and super fast conversion speed together. The software is capable of stripping DRM from Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies and iTunes and Amazon video and audio files like .mp4, .wmv, .m4v, .asf, .mov, .wma, .mp3, .m4a, etc. Besides, it can convert DRM-protected contents to optimized video and audio formats for iPad, Motorola Xoom, HP TouchPad, Nook Tablet, Kindle Fire, Toshiba Thrive, Samsung Galaxy Tab, PSP, Droid X, Samsung Epic 4G, and more, so your iTunes Store movies and music are not restricted to iPad, iPod and iPhones any longer. It allows for customized formats (1920*1080, 1280*720, 720*480, etc) output. What’s more, this ideal program adopts advanced audio and video encoding technology, which will never bring you troubles of audio and video out of sync issues. Some features like Multi-task operation and batch conversion which allows users adding multiple files to convert at a time is really friendly.
Download ChewTune for Windows | Download ChewTune for Mac
$29 only for lifetime license and upgrade at http://www.pavtube.com/chewtune/ and there is free trial offered with watermark on exported videos.
2. Tunebite 6
Tunebite 6, which is part of the much larger Audials One media suite, is a DRM removal tool that takes advantage of the analog loophole. Rather than illegally stripping out the DRM encryption directly from the original file, Tunebite 6 records a protected file to produce a version that is free from DRM. The software supports a wide range of file formats and comes with additional features such as, video conversion, a ringtone maker, streaming audio recorder, ID3 Tag editing, and a built-in CD burning module.
Download Tunebite 6
$39.90 now only $24.9. Updates within a major version (i.e. the first digit in the version number) are for free. Non-free updates include completely new features and functions at http://tunebite.com/en/audio_video_drm_copy_protection/index.html.
3. Noteburner M4V Converter
This DRM removal tool actually installs a virtual CD-RW writer on your system that you can then use to remove DRM copy protection. Noteburner 2 works in conjunction with your favorite media playing software to burn DRM-free audio files onto a virtual CD; the only proviso in using this method is that your media player software has to have the facility to burn files to CD. Once the virtual burning process is complete you can then transfer the DRM-free files to any media/MP3 player.
Download Noteburner 2
$39.95 at http://www.noteburner.com/. NoteBurner upgrade service is free.
4. SoundTaxi 3
Using Windows Media Player, SoundTaxi can remove DRM copy protection by recording the original file at high speed to produce a DRM-free version. SoundTaxi has good file format compatibility (audio and video) and can batch process folders containing DRM protected media; it can also recreate the original folder structure with the DRM-free outputted files. SoundTaxi presently comes in three flavors which are, Platinum, Professional, and Pro+VideoRip. The later version supports audio and video processing, while the platinum and professional versions are audio only.
Download SoundTaxi 3
$69.99 at http://www.soundtaxi.info/. The trial (unregistered) version of SoundTaxi includes all features of (is equal to) SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip version, but has limitations for output file duration.
5. MuvAudio 2
Similar to SoundTaxi, MuvAudio 2 uses Windows Media Player to process DRM-protected audio and video files into DRM-free copies. The program can convert multiple files simultaneously with up to 10 times normal playback speed. MuvAudio 2 has excellent built-in file format support for both audio and video; you can also download additional plugins from the MuvAudio website that extend file format support for less popular formats. MuvAudio 2 has the facility to automatically search for missing album art and ID3 tags.
Download MuvAudio 2
$18.99 at http://www.muvenum.com/products/muvaudio/. Trial Limitations: Converted files are limited to 60 seconds.
5+ AppleMacSoft DRM Converter 2
DRM removal software for the Mac is a bit thin on the ground compared to the PC, but AppleMacsoft DRM converter comes to the rescue; incidentally, there is also a Windows version. The software uses a virtual CD writer (same method as Noteburner 2) in conjunction with the iTunes software to legally produce a DRM-free copy of the original. The software makes use of the importing feature in iTunes to capture to a particular format. The output file formats that you can convert to are, MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.
Download AppleMacSoft DRM Converter 2
$29.95 USD for 15 Days FREE Trial at http://www.applemacsoft.com/drm-converter-mac.html