Hey all, new member here. I did not see a concise answer to this question, but I did see some references that were sort of related. Looking for a no-kidding answer if it exists.
I have several movies that I have purchased from the Windows Store (formerly XBox Video store). If I download them they are in MP4 format, but I cannot play them in any player other than the build in Video app. I tried to add to various converters and DRM removal software (e.g., Aimersoft), but I get failures.
Can the DRM on these files be removed so I can play my purchased content elsewhere? If so, how?
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the quick answer is NO..on the DRM removal
imo the best you can do is a screen capture recording of the file while it is playing
that may OR may not work depending on your PC, and the software used
the whole idea behind DRM is to limit you to that device and prevent copying of the video
Open Broadcaster Software, which is free to use and comes with x264 and support for some hardware encoders too.
It allow you to customize your x264 settings, and even put in custom x264 commands if you don't like the presets. If you have ever captured video with Virtualdub, it works similar but is designed for people who stream themselves playing video games. But it can also caputure any window you have open, like a web browser, media player, or a full screen capture. I like it and you can use the highest preset your computer can handle (like ultrafast <-> slower). Probably want to use any of the ones labeled fast, but I don't know what kind of CPU you have.