In this article, we are mainly talking about what is DRM, how do we know when our video files have DRM on them, and how can we play video files on Google Nexus 10 if they are DRM-protected. Let’s check the answers one by one.
Question 1: What is DRM?
DRM is an acronym for Digital Rights Management, a broad term used to describe a number of techniques for restricting the free use and transfer of digital contents. It is most commonly found in video and music files. The purpose of DRM is to prevent unauthorized redistribution of digital media and restrict the ways consumers can copy content they've purchased. DRM products were developed in response to the rapid increase in online piracy of commercially marketed material, which proliferated through the widespread use of peer-to-peer file exchange programs. Typically DRM is implemented by embedding code that prevents copying, specifies a time period in which the content can be accessed or limits the number of devices the media can be installed on.
Question 2: How do I know when my video files have DRM on them?
A: Commonly, you will know right away if DRM is in place. Any one of these situations is very likely DRM:
- You are using a M4V file purchased from iTunes Store;
- WMV files purchased from Amazon Instant Video;
- You are using a WMA file;
- In some instances, AAC files have DRM locks;
- Digital Copy movies included in your Blu-ray and DVD purchases;
- You need specific software or specific music player hardware to play the file;
- You are limited to how many times you can download;
- You are limited in number of hours/days you can download;
- The number of different computers you can download to is limited;
- The number of times you can burn a CD is limited;
- You need a special password and/or logon ID before you can play the file;
- You need to reply to confirmation emails before you can play the file.
Question 3: Is it possible to play DRM-protected videos and movies on Google Nexus 10?
A: Android tablets are not authorized to play DRM protected movies and TV Shows, such as iTunes M4V videos, Amazon WMV files, and digital copy movies. To make it possible to play DRM-protected videos and movies on Google Nexus 10, one needs to remove DRM copy protection first of all. By using Pavtube ChewTune (an all-in-one DRM removal and video converter tool), you can easily make DRM-free videos as well as convert them to Nexus 10 preferred MP4 format with best video and audio quality.
The following contents are going to introduce how to watch iTunes M4V video on Nexus 10, how to play Amazon WMV movies on Nexus 10 and how to download Blu-ray and DVD Digital Copy movies to Google Nexus 10 in three parts.
How to watch iTunes movies and TV shows (.m4v) on Google Nexus 10
As mentioned above, the movies and TV shows purchased or rented from iTunes Store are all copy protected with DRM system. To watch these M4V iTunes movies on Nexus 10, you can use Pavtube ChewTune to convert iTunes M4V movies to MP4 to use on Google Nexus 10 tablet.
Pavtube ChewTune main interface and basic steps to convert DRM-videos to Nexus 10
1. Load source files
2. Select output format for Nexus 10 (You might need to download a profile patch for your Nexus 10)
3. Start conversion
Learn a detailed guide on how to watch iTunes movies and TV shows (.m4v) on Google Nexus 10
How to play Amazon WMV movies on Nexus 10?
The Amazon Instant videos, mainly .wmv format, are not supported by Google Nexus 10. The problem is, those WMV videos you downloaded from Amazon are protected by DRM. To get the Amazon WMV playable on Nexus 10, you’ll have to use Pavtube ChewTune to remove the DRM protection and rip the files to a file compatible with your Google tablet. Learn the procedure to bypass DRM from Amazon WMV movies for Nexus 10.
How to copy Blu-ray and DVD Digital Copy movies to Google Nexus 10?
“Digital Copy” movies coming with Blu-ray and DVD purchases are in one of two DRM-laden formats: iTunes MPEG4, or Windows Media Player WMV. If you try to make Blu-ray or DVD digital copy movies work with your Google Nexus 10, you will have to hack DRM and rip the digital copies into MP4 format for Google Nexus 10. Like handling iTunes M4V videos and Amazon WMV movies, you can use Pavtube ChewTune to process digital copy movies to Nexus 10 conversion. Here comes the detail on how to download digital copy movies to Nexus 10
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