How to burn DRM protected WMV files to DVD?
I just found this question about DVD authoring. It's quite common one so I put the question here: "I got a WMV video file. It's not illegal. I actually bought and paid for the video file. I paid to own the video and there's no time limitation or expiry date with it. I can enjoy it as many times as I want on my PC, but I need to put it on a DVD to enjoy it on TV. I tried to import it into Nero to make a video DVD, and I received a message saying that the file has something labeled DRM protection, which is blocking Nero from accessing the file. It is important that I need to convert this video to DVD, as I purchased for an older people who does not have a laptop or pc."
Many people bought video clips from online media store and want to burn them to DVD. So they can watch it on TV with a home DVD player. However, the video files that you bought are DRM protected, you cannot burn them to DVD directly, and you need to remove the protection first. This guide will show you how to burn DRM protected WMV to DVD with one software program. If you have other protected file format like MP4, M4V, this program will work as well.
The below step by step guide will how you how to remove DRM from protected WMV and then burn the video files to DVD for back-up or playback on common TV with a home DVD player.
Step 1: Load files
You could click on the "Add" video button to load video or audio files. You can even drag and drop the files to the user interface
Step 2: Personalize your output settings
Choose a file on the file list and choose the output format from the Profile list. Click the Advanced button if you want to adjust the preset for the output file, including resolution, bit rate, frame rate, and so on.
Edit video (Optional)
If you do not want to edit the video, please skip this step.
Choose a video from the file list, and click the "Edit" video button. You can crop the video, change video effect, add watermarks or plug in subtitle into the video file in the Video Edit window.
Step 3: Start video conversion
Simply click the "Convert" button to start the conversion. If the conversion requires a very long time, it is possible to click "Tools" option from the menu bar and choose Shut Down PC after conversion.
Step 4: Burn the converted WMV video to DVD
You can directly burn the video files to DVD after the conversion. Click the Burn button to open the Burn to DVD dialog box.
You can select a DVD menu from Menu Template, choose Set Background Music to set the background music and choose Set Background Picture to set the background of the DVD menu.
You will also see more settings about burning DVD.
* DVD Label: Type a name as a DVD label for the DVD.
* Burn to: Select to burn the videos to a DVD, or DVD Folder or an ISO File.
* DVD Folder Options: Click the Browse button to specify the output path to save the DVD folder.
* TV Standard: Select the right TV standard (NTSC or PAL) for your TV and DVD player.
* Aspect Ratio: Choose the Aspect ratio for the DVD as 4:3 or 16:9.
* Video Quality: Select the DVD quality as High Video Quality, Medium Video Quality or Low Video Quality in the drop-down list according to the quality and space.
* DVD Disc Type: Select the disc type as DVD 5 or DVD 9. The DVD space use will then show in the Burn to DVD window on the Required DVD Disc Space bar.
Click the "Start" button in the Burn to DVD window to start burning DRM protected WMV to DVD.
That's it. With 4 simple steps you have removed DRM protection and burn video to DVD. Enjoy DVD movies on big TV screen.
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