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September 19th, 2009, 06:17 PM
I have some WMV video files from some bonus DVD included from a copy of XP I purchased in 2003, this DVD includes lots of bonus features including movies, so I would like to be able to play back these movies. However, they seem to have DRM on them of some sort. Opening in VLC yields rainbow bars like a TV with a bad signal, and iSquint cannot convert them. When I booted into my win7 partition and attempted to play with WMP, it said it needed to download usage rights- does anyone know of a way I can convert these movies to another format? If they have DRM on them it will be a 2003 technology, as that's when the metadata says they were created.
Thanks for any help!
February 12th, 2010, 11:05 AM
I had a similar problem where I wanted to import some .wmv files into a Premiere Pro CS4 project. I used a free piece of software called MPEG StreamClip (http://www.squared5.com/), it works great. Convert to .mov files, then you should be able to view them. Check out the article on converting .wmv for premiere pro cs4 (http://inetanswered.blogspot.com/2010/01/import-wmv-to-premiere-pro-cs4-on-mac.html).
February 12th, 2010, 07:57 PM
If the above ^^^ doesn't work, you could go back to the basics and try a online converter, like media-convert or something along that line. I wouldn't recommend it, though - this should be a last resort as sometimes you don't get good results.