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A Easy Solution To Make BBC iPlayer Programmes DRM Free

Posted by Edwin Smith to DRM Removal Solution
on April 12, 2012

iPlayer is a free internet television and radio service developed by BBC. It let UK users watch and listen to programmes (including HD programmes) from the past week instantly on its website or through the iPlayer desktop. It also allows users to a programme onto their computer’s hard drive or other compatible device like Archos, iPad, Blackberry, will etc to play on the go. However, these saved iPlayer programmes will self destruct after 30 days or after 7 days once users finish watching them because they are encrypted by DRM protection.



If you want to rip programmes off BBC iPlayer to computer hard drive and keep them permanently, or put copyrighted iPlayer TV-shows to other incompatible device without limit, here I will show you a easy solution to accomplish the task. The method requires Windows, IE7 or above, and a BBC iPlayer ripper/remover called iSkysoft DRM removal. BTW, BBC probably doesn’t condone you to do this, but if you are desperate to hold the iPlayer programmes on your computer or watch them on your BBC-incompatible multimedia devices, this method should pretty much get you there.


Edit note: If you want to view or download BBC iPlayer televisions outside the UK, you can try changing your computer to a UK IP address with some proxy IP software.


Step 1 Free Download iSkysoft DRM removal, install and run it.


This iSkysoft program is a decent BBC iPlayer removal software that make it easy to strip DRM protection from downloaded iPlayer shows, such as copyrighted WMV videos, to make this televisions DRM free and non seven or thirty days time limit. Beside, it is available to convert iPlayer programs to popular media format MP4, AVI, MP3 etc for incompatible devices like Galaxy tab, PSP, Xbox 360, Creative zen, walkman and so on. Check out a Detailed Review of iSkysoft DRM Removal.


Step 2 Click "Add" to load your iPlayer program files, and a DRM Finder can help you automatically detect both un-

converted DRM files and converted DRM files.  



Step 3 Output settings.


Click "Video files to…" button to select the output format in the drop-down list where provides 20+ common video format, 7 HD video format and 13 audio format. Namely, it provides optimized presets for a variety of multimedia devices like HTC/Motorola/Blackberry phones or teblets, iPhone, iPod toiuch, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, Walkman, Creative Zen, Sandisk Sansa and more. It will be very convenient when converting iPlayer programmes to these devices.


In addition, if you want to customize the video/audio quality output, Click "Settings", and there will be a pop-up window displaying the output settings parameter, such as Formats, video resolution, frame rate, encoder and bit rate etc.



Step 4 Click “Convert” button to start iPlayer programmes conversion.


After iSkysoft DRM Removal finishes this progress, the DRM encrypted in the BBC iPlayer programmes has been cracked successfully. Done!


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