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How to Remove DRM from Amazon Video on Demand (now called Amazon Instant Video)

by Edwin Liu | Febuary 4, 2013 14:32 PM
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Let's say you have downloaded a movie or a television show, which is purchased from Amazon Instant Video (formerly Amazon Video on Demand), onto your computer through the Ubox Video Player application. The pity is, that this Amazon purchased video is limited to your monitor because Amazon encrypt it with Microsoft's Windows Media DRM technology. If you want to transfer Amazon downloaded videos to Mac PCs, Linux PCs, iPads, iPods, iPhones, Apple TVs, or Non-PlaysForSure portable devices, you will have to rip out the Microsoft's DRM and turn that copy-protected video files into an open, plain files on your computer.

This tutorial will show you a way to remove DRM from Amazon Instant Video (or Amazon Video on Demand). All you need is the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter program, which will enable you re-encode your Amazon video purchases and rentals to another DRM-free format. This software supports over 35 output file formats including MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG-2, HD MP4, HD MOV, HD WMV, etc., and offers conversion presets for today's popular portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android, Blackberry, PSP, etc. With it, you can get your Amazon purchased/rented videos playback on any multimedia devices. Learn more about the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter...

Here's how it work:

Before beginning, of course, you need to download the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter and install in to your computer. The downloaded file's size is 13.11MB, and the installation process will be completed in a few seconds.

Next to do is launch the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter. Once its user interface pops up, click the Add Video icon in the top left corner, navigate to the folder which contains your DRM-protected video files from Amazon Instant Video, then select the items you want to convert and click Open to load them. After loading, the loaded items will be listed in the software's workspace. You can select one item and play it on the preview window located in the right corner. (This also proves Aimersoft DRM Media Converter can bypass the DRM restriction on such Amazon videos).

And the next, click the "Video files to" drop-down list to select the output file format you want to create from the 35+ output profiles and 25+ optimized conversion presets. By the way, experienced users can personalize the output file's quality by click the Setting button to reset the Encoder, Bit rate, Frame rate, Resolution, and other setting parameters.

Finally, click the Start button bottom right. This software will turn the loaded DRMed Amazon videos to DRM-free format in a few minutes or hours depending on the source file's length and the speed of your computer's CPU and GPU.


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