How To: Remove DRM From Your Music

DRM, short for, Digital Rights Management can be quite a pain to deal with due to the restrictions it puts on the music or movies/videos you downloaded (and paid for) from online music services.  Granted, that while DRM is slowly dying, it’s still around in some places and causing trouble.  It’s also possible that even if your current music service is DRM free (such as iTunes) it wasn’t in the past and now they want you to pay an “upgrade fee” to get the DRM free version of the song which you bought over a year ago.  So how exactly can you go about removing that pesky DRM from the music and movies you paid for?  The best solution I have found is an application called Tunebite by Audials.

Tunebite provides a number of features and excellent functionality.  The way Tunebite works is that when you install the application it will create twelve (12) virtual sound cards which it uses to play and re-record the song without the DRM.  This method through my testing and usage has proved highly effective.  It’s fast (this also depends on your computer specifications) and provides excellent quality recordings.  They sound identical and for anyone who knows me I’m an audio quality freak.  It even provides a “Perfect Audio” feature which guarantees an 100% perfect audio output.  Note: using the perfect audio feature may cause a slower conversion process due to the program comparing the files bit by bit.

Tunebite allows users to select various audio and video encoding methods such as MP3, Ogg, FLAC, WMA, WMV, Xvid, AVI, MPEG4, iPhone/iPod Touch compatible, and many others.  It even provides an option to only take the audio from a video file.  For example, a live concert DVD can easily be converted into a live concert MP3.  Additionally, Tunebite will tag the files correctly once converted and can even obtain cover art and lyrics if requested.  One of the most useful features is the ability for Tunebite to find your DRM files so you don’t have to manually search through all of your music folders looking for them.  This is great and really saves you a lot of time from guessing which folder has DRM music and which doesn’t.  The software can also sync with MP3 players making it easy to add your new DRM music to your mobile device.

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I would like to thank Audials for the following coupon code which will save you 25% on Tunebite Platinum Edition.  When you go to purchase Tunebite use the code: besttechie to save 25% on your purchase.

  • The only problem is, you have to pay for Tunebite. I've had a lot of trouble with DRM, and it always irks me to pay for something just so I can do what I should be able to do.

  • I use NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter to remove DRM from Apple Music songs, you can have a try, it is a professional Audio Converter to convert Apple Music files, M4A/M4B/AA/AAX audiobooks and M4P music to MP3, WAV, M4A or M4B and more format. Of course, if you listen to music on Spotify, there is also a great program in this company, Sidify Music Converter for Spotify can help you.

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