Freeware DRM removal Windows software. Strip copy-protection from .WMV, .ASF, .WMA (Windows Media Player 9, 10, 11)
Can’t transfer legally purchased music and videos to your iPod, Sony PSP because of the DRM protection of Windows Media files? Here comes free software for Windows called FairUse4WM.
FairUse4WM can’t crack DRM license. You must have VALID license files on your harddrive and be able to play the DRM protected files without restrictions. FairUse4WM is intended to be used to make fair-use backups only. Please do not abuse this rule.
FairUse4WM is a GUI version of drmdbg (DRM removal tool). drmdbg doesn’t convert your original Windows Media audio and video files, it just removes DRM header of the media file, so you get lossless conversion of DRM protected media files.
FairUse4WM supports Windows Media Player 9, 10, 11 (individualization version up to .3930).
- Only works on individualized DRM file
- Requires Windows Media Player (WMP) 9, 10 or 11 beta 1 and 2. Although there is no support for WMP 11 final.
- Works with both individualized content and some DRMv1 files
- Does not work with Win98 or similar
The program’s functioning can be verified by stripping DRM protection from Demo files from ezdrm.com, as well as those from other Microsoft Solution partners.
Note that some Windows Media Player installations will have multiple ECC key-pairs, so you will likely have to “Extract Keys” using multiple licensed files. If you find a file that doesn’t convert, try extracting keys with it. Once your whole set of keys is extracted, you will no longer need to run Windows Media Player per file.
Download FairUse4WM 1.3 (Don’t forget to check the download with AntiVirus)
MD5 : 12815576c78a799114025b3b266dd156.
Make sure you have individualization your system. Visit the following URL to automatically individualize your system:
We’ve tested FairUse4WM and can confirm that it quickly and easily strip the DRM protection from PlayForSure online music services like Napster and Yahoo Music. So now you can simply strip DRM protection from PlaysForSure media services. And this lossless DRM removing allows you to make your Windows Media files playable on any device you have.
FairUse4WM 1.3 fix adds support of Windows Media Player 11 Final
The fix for FairUse4WM 1.3 was made not by viodentia, the developer of FairUse4WM, but by someone called “monkey boy” at doom9 forums. Many doom9 members confirmed that FairUse4WM 1.3 fixed can successfully remove DRM protection from Windows Media Player (WMP) 11 Final. Although it works with early versions of WMP 11 and it doesn’t work with WMP v11.0.5497.6285 or higher.
FairUse4WM has been corrupted by reversing upx compression and redacting these locations, provided by Monkey Boy as hexa offset, starting value and finalized result:
0004238D: 75 90 0004238E: 08 90 00042395: 74 EB 00042909: 04 24 00085444: 00 66 00085446: 00 69 00085448: 00 78
FairUse4WM 1.3 fix downgrading Windows Media Player 11 Final to 11.0.5705.5043
This fix works for already updated IBX, this resets IBX and rollsback WMP11 manually allowing fairuse4wm1.3fix to work.
Download the fix
Part of the instructions in the downloaded .zip archive include deleting the indivbox.key file along with others under All Users/DRM folder. It works on fully 100% updated computers with the latest Windows Media Player 11 Final installed.
Here’s what this fix does and this is why it works: When you downgrade Window Media Player 11 Final to the one in the zip file “11.0.5705.5043” and reindividualize after deleting the DRM files under “AllUsers”, the new “Indivbox.key” is individualized BASED ON your version of Windows Media Player, so the IBX is based on 11.0.5705, and not 11.0.6000…and since fairuse4wm can handle 5705 you are good to go. The fix saves a log file of updates, so no updates will be forced on you that have been undone by this downgrade, because the update log file is still intact.
The good thing about this fix is that it is not just a crack/patch, but a physical file downgrade meaning to counter this Microsoft would have to release an entirely new version of Media Player that installes in a different folder, and use a different DRM method other than IBX.
This method won’t work for music and videos you already downloaded, since deleting the contents of the DRM folder will trash any existing licenses you have. So anyone who wants to do this, make sure you backed up or removed the DRM from all your existing music, including any that you ripped to protected WMA yourself.