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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 "SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip". 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 "SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip", install and run it.


This 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 "SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip".


Step 2: Click Select File button to load your iPlayer program files. After that, "SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip" will immediately start converting the loaded protected files to open MP4 file format.


Note: The program's developers set the MP4 as the default output file format because MP4 is widely used for computers and mobile devices. If you don't like MP4, but want to convert your iPlayer programmes to other file formats like AVI, 3GP, WMV, MKV, FLV, etc., you can click Settings button to open the settings manager panel, find the Encoder for video files option and then choose your desired file format.



After "SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip" finishes this progress, the DRM encrypted in the BBC iPlayer programmes has been cracked successfully. Done!


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