iPlayer Ripper – How To Remove DRM From BBC iPlayer

BBC player is the software that allows you to view the TV and radio programs that were telecast past week of BBC. With this tool, you will be able to play the programs like including TV series, radio stations program, songs, Video etc of the past a week and see them online by streaming.

BBC iplayer-ripper

The BBC Player is quite flexible in the following ways:

  • You can download and stream the HD programs on your computer
  • You can even access these programs from your mobile device

At the same time, there are certain restrictions that this program has imposed. The programs that are downloaded from the BBC player will not be compatible with other media players. The program will be automatically deleted from your computer after 30 days of download. The iPlayer programs can be watched for up to 7 days since the first time you watched it. The reason for this is because as per regulations, these programs are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Luckily, there is a way to remove this DRM protection from the iPlayer and make them available permanently without any restrictions. You can also transfer these media files to your music devices such as iPod, PSP, Zen, Walkman etc and watch them later. You can also burn them to a DVD and make it more portable to use. All these are possible using iPlayer ripper software.

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In order to copy the programs to portable devices such as MP4 Players or mobile device, you will have to remove the DRM protection and then convert the files to MP4 format.

Remove DRM From BBC Player

We will discuss how to use iPlayer ripper to remove DRM from the downloaded contents from BBC iPlayer.

Step 1: To load the downloaded BBC iPlayer files, open the DRM Converter tool. Click on “Add” button and add the files to the window. You can also directly drag and drop the files if you have multiple files to be converted.

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Step 2: You will see the list of files on the window. Check them by playing them once before converting. Then, choose the output file format. It is recommended to use <MP3 format for audio file and MP4 format for the videos. Then, select the directory where you want to store the output files.

Step 3: To start the DRM conversion process, click on “Start” button. This will remove the DRM protection from the BBC iPlayer contents.

Step 4: Once the conversion process is complete, click on “Find Target” to open the folder where the contents are saved. The files are now available for you to watch anytime.

You can now watch the videos and listen to the audio files whenever you want. You can copy them on portable and mobile devices too as per your requirements. This tool can also be used with iTunes, Nokia and Amazon files.

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9 Responses

  1. Thanks for the article. For those who live outside UK and want to access BBC iPlayer, you can use UnoTelly as I do to get around the geo block.

    1. Hey Lacey,
      Thanks for commenting an your suggestion. This one works for everyone.

  2. I’m sure your software is really brilliant, but a one minute free trail probably didn’t do it credit.

    1. It is not my software but I can explain it. The idea of trial version is just to make sure that this iPlayer DRM removal works for your case before you purchase it to get a full version.

  3. Hi,

    I cannot get this to work. The page you show in the details of Step 1 don’t fit the image I see when i click onto the app. I might be doing something basic incorrectly. I’m using a Mac and the page just brings up all my iTunes things, without providing options to add others. Can you help please?

    1. Hi,
      Sorry that this software doesn’t work for your Mac computer. However, there is another way to remove DRM restriction. Here is how:
      Just open Apple QuickTime Player in your Applications folder. Select “New Screen Recording” from the File menu. You will see a screen recording window, like so:

      click the record button(the red triangle). You can either to record part of the screen or the entire screen. Once you do that, click to start recording. Click the stop button that appears in the menu bar to stop recording.

      Check more detail visit https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201066 Very easy to use.

  4. Is it possible to download a show if the “download” option is greyed out on the iPlayer page for that show?

    1. Yes you can still download it using the third party software like Aimersoft Media Converter.

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