Automate unDRM v2.0 is a free automation tool for drmdbg and drm2wmv that are used for removing DRM from Windows Media video (.WMV, .ASF) and audio (.WMA) files.
drmdbg and drm2wmv don't really convert your original audio/video actually, they just remove DRM header of the media file, so you get lossless conversion of DRM protected media files.
FairUse4WM is a newer DRM removal software that supports Windows Media Player 9, 10 and 11. Please use it instead of Automate unDRM 2.0. Otherwise make sure you use one of the latest versions of drmdbg.
Windows Script 5.6
Automate DRM uses a vbs script to manipulate drmdbg and drm2wmv, so you must install Windows Script 5.6 for WinXP (included in the Automate DRM 2.0 installer) to enable this script working.
You may need to disable antispyware and antivirus programs when running DRM removers. But don't do it before trying to unDRM files with antispyware and antivirus enabled!
This instruction is provided to make fair-use backups only (for example if you can't transfer your legally obtained DRM protected .wmv, .asf, .wma files to your iPod, Sony PSP, mobile phone, Pocket PC). Please also read the ToS of the site with DRM protected audio/video files.
Removing DRM from Windows Meida video (.WMV, .ASF) and audio (.WMA) files
Download Automate unDRM 2.0 and install it.
Right click on a .wma, .wmv or .asf file, launch Automate unDRM, then your new [fix]-[UNDRM]-files will be created in the same folder as your original file. You original file will not be overwritten, but it is always good to make a back-up. Please read Automate unDRM readme.txt file for more.
Use DecryptIt to remove DRM protection from your media files (also included in the installer).
DecryptIt is recommended as a batch DRM remover.
Windows Media Player Individualization Process (required to use Automate unDRM)
IndivBox.key will be downloaded from microsoft server at the first time you try to play DRM protected media. Or if it is already downloaded before, then you should delete the DRM folder ( C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM ), 'coz IndivBox.key needs to be downloaded again.
It depends on what version of media player you use, but not actually version of media player. It will detect runtime file in your system, if you have clean install of Windows XP and never update/upgrade your media player and never applied media player's hotfixes, it will download IndivBox.key v10.00.00.3646 to your C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
By default, clean install of Windows XP will install windows media player 9, then when you attempt to play drm file for the first time, media player will ask you for a security upgrade.
After you have finished a security upgrade and IndivBox.key has been downloaded to your drm folder, please check what version of your IndivBox.key.
How to individualize your system for the first time?
1. Delete the DRM folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
If your IndivBox.key version is 10.00.00.3646, you will able to un-DRM your medias. And if your version is 10.00.003930, just say good bye to Automate unDRM.
Updates of Windows XP and Windows Media Player
Automatic updates of Windows XP
Disable automatic updates of Windows XP. Turn update notification on, so that you know when new updates are available and can install them manually skipping the Windows Media Player updates.
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP
If you have windows media player v10.0.0.3646 installed, you can safely apply the following security updates/hotfixes :
1. Security Update for Windows Media Player Plug-in (KB911564)