How to Remove BBC iPlayer MP4 DRM Protection?

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BBC iPlayer is extensively used by people to watch their favorite TV shows. But, when you download videos from BBC iPlayer, they are protected by DRM protection (Time Limit). Also, These  video files are encrypted and cannot be played on other  portable devices.

Luckily, there is a way to remove the DRM protection and play your favorite TV shows on the go and on your portable device such as your mobile phone. The software that will allow you to perform the conversion is called Aimersoft DRM Converter. This is a powerful video converting software tool that can strip the DRM protection from your BBC iPlayer files and convert them into more readable format including WMV, VOB, MP4, AVI, ASF, FLV, WebM, XviD etc. it can also convert audio and video files from iTunes, Zune Marketplace, Amazon Unbox etc that are DRM protected.

Remove BBC iPlayer MP4 DRM Protection

We will see the step by step procedure to use this software to remove DRM protection from BBC iPlayer and to convert them to the desired format. Before that make sure you have the iPlayer Download Manager installed. If you have it installed you should have a shortcut on your desktop, and an icon in your system tray.

Step 1: Download and launch the software from your PC. When the main interface appears, switch to the “Add…” tab to select the video files that you download from BBC iPlayer.

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Step 2: You may preview the video files on the preview window on the top right (hit the play button). Set output video format.MP4 is  highly recommended. Since it is the most popular video format that can played on any mobile device and computer. Then choose the output directory for the converted files.
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Step 3: Click on “Start” to convert the file to BBC iPlayer MP4 format video. You can also use the video presets to get the videos with an optimized setting for a particular device.

 

Step4: You can play the converted video on portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPods, PSP, Archos, Xbox 360 etc or SmartPhones and tablets.

This way, you can remove the DRM protection from your favorite BBC iPlayer videos and watch them on the go without any restrictions. So this article helps you to remove BBC iPlayer MP4 DRM protection; so do try it. If you face any difficulty you can always contact me by commenting.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi I have downloaded a file into my iplayer downloads and opened the converter app but it is on a mac and I don’t seem to be getting the add button as it looks like I should on the shown example on a PC can u explain what I should see when I do this through a Mac please as the mac download for the software was offered to me I presume it is still possible to remove the file protection

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  2. This doesn’t work. It can’t find the downloads from iPlayer

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    • This does not work on recent downloatds as the files are .m4s which are not supported as far as I can see

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  3. When I try to add the downloaded file there is a message saying ‘no media content’ found. How can I remove drm from I player downloads??

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