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RoastBiff in The UK.
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Windows to Mac video conversions?
      #1032885 - 10/02/13 12:19 PM
Hi Guys, Has anybody out there found a software package that can convert Windows DRM protected video to anything that the Mac will play?
There are loads of them advertising that they can, but cannot!


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desmond



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Re: Windows to Mac video conversions? new [Re: RoastBiff in The UK.]
      #1032910 - 10/02/13 03:30 PM
If they are DRM protected then they should presumably not be copied or converted in the first place.

You're probably not going to get much help on this forum to help remove DRM from content, unfortunately.


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ConcertinaChap



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Re: Windows to Mac video conversions? new [Re: RoastBiff in The UK.]
      #1032926 - 10/02/13 05:54 PM
VLC will play anything, absolutely anything provided that it isn't DRM protected, as Desmond says. This is from the VLC wiki:-

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DRM (known as Digital Restrictions Management or Digital Rights Management) describes a range of measures to restrict the ability to copy files.

DRM files are typically protected by storing some kind of key on your computer, and requiring that programs use this key to use the file. Only closed source programs trusted by the maker of the file can access this key: often this includes Windows Media Player or iTunes.

VLC, like all open source media players, cannot play protected files.

Please note that circumventing DRM restrictions may be illegal where you live (for example, see the DMCA).




So you'll have a long search for anything legal, I'm afraid.

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Re: Windows to Mac video conversions? new [Re: RoastBiff in The UK.]
      #1032981 - 11/02/13 08:35 AM
Maybe you could use flip4mac, a microsoft codec for quicktime. Else, you could certainly install windows on mac through parallels or vmware.


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Scope



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Re: Windows to Mac video conversions? new [Re: Kaw-Liga]
      #1033145 - 12/02/13 12:43 PM
You are best to convert the file in Windows.
Alternatively, playback using VLC or similar, running QT screen capture, with the audio out fed back in to the "in",
( best to feed the "in" to an audio package and mute the output to prevent FB ).
Its not the most elegant solution but once you repatriate the video and audio, its perfectly acceptable.


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nyyrojo



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Re: Windows to Mac video conversions? new [Re: RoastBiff in The UK.]
      #1041439 - 05/04/13 06:14 AM
Mac OS accept mp4, mov, m4v format by default, just transfer the drm protected windows videos into one of these file format.
AppGeeker is what I use, works fine for me. I assuming the drm protected videos are .wmv, check
How to convert wmv to mp4 for Mac
It can convert basically any type of video file. Very simple to use.
Try it and hope it works.


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