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How to Keep Amazon Instant Video Rentals Permanently on Computer

by Edwin Liu | April 10, 2013 16:20 PM
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“Recently I rented a HD movie from Amazon Instant Video (formerly Amazon Video on Demand) and downloaded it to my computer using the Unbox video player. With reference to Amazon video rental policy, this rented movie will remain playable for 30 days, and once start playing, I have only 24 hours to finish watching it. I wonder is there a way that let me keep this movie rented from Amazon Instant Video permanently on my computer?”

Amazon.com Inc. control the rental videos’ watching period through the Windows Media DRM technology, and the downloaded videos you rent can only be viewed on the Amazon-authorized devices, such as PCs, TiVo boxes or Kindle Fires. Therefore, in order to make your Amazon Instant Video rentals last on your hard drive forever, or get your Amazon Instant Video rentals playback on iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and other lack-authority multimedia devices, you will have to get rid of the DRM protections on the movies and TV-shows rented from Amazon Instant Video. Here’s how:

  1. Download Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, and install it onto your computer. This program enables you to get rid of the DRM schemes on the movies and TV programming rented & purchased from Amazon Instant Video by re-encoding them to open video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV, etc., also, you can use it to remove DRM from iTunes video purchases & rentals, BBC iPlayer program downloads. Learn more about this great tool…
  2. Fire up this program, click on the Add Video button located in the upper left corner of the window. This lets you load your Amazon video rental files to this program.

  3. Click the Video files to drop-arrow located at the bottom of the window to extend the conversion profile panel, on which you will see large numbers of profiles classified as “Common video”, “HD video”, “Common audio”, and “pre-configured profiles”. Just choose a right one depending on your need.

  4. The last step, hit the Start button to initial the converting process.

On the basis of my own tests, the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter can create Non-DRM versions of video files from most of Amazon video rentals, except for the very newly launched movies and TV-shows at Amazon Instant Video. Hope Aimersoft developers can upgrade this program as soon as possible to have this problem settled.


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