How to Convert BBC iPlayer to AVI

Many BBC iPlayer users want to convert BBC iPlayer to AVI videos to play it on other media players or simply as backup purpose.

convert BBC iPlayer to AVI


The reason of people doing that is because all contents downloaded from BBC iPlayer are DRM protected. BBC iPlayer services apply Microsoft’s “Play for Sure” DRM system as copyright protection. After the contents are downloaded, they’ll be destroyed automatically after thirty days. Moreover, you can not play them other portable players such as iPod, since it said “the technology is not compatible with any other media players”.


So why they make so much limitations? Based on BBC iPlayer Conditions and terms No. 5

in order to meet the BBC’s obligations to rights holders, the BBC will embedded downloadable BBC with digital rights management security.


Now we knew that it is DRM (Digital Right Management) system restricts us for additional using of BBC iPlayer contents. A lot of user ask that how do I remove DRM from BBC iPlayer ? how can i get BBC iPlayer video shows to my iPod? Can i play BBC iPlayer HD contents with Apple TV? When will BBC iPlayer work on my phone? This guide will answer all those questions and show you how to remove DRM and convert iPlayer video to AVI or other video format step by step.


How to remove DRM from BBC iPlayer videos?

Here we will use DRM Converter. It can remove DRM from any video and music and convert them to other file formats.

Download Download DRM removal here

Tips: If you are a Mac user, AllMyTube for Mac to convert iPlayer video files.

DRM Converter

Step 1: Import BBC iPlayer video files

Simply click “Add” button to import BBC iPlayer Videos . A built-in media player is available so that you can preview the source video file.


Step 2: Select the output format

Select the output video format as .avi from “Video file to…“. If you want to customize output setting, simply click “Settings” button, we will see a pop-up window with all output parameter including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate etc.


Step 3: Start to convert DRM to AVI

Once you finished the output settings, back to main interface. Click “Start” button to start DRM conversion (processing time will depend on the file size). When the conversion is done, click “Find target” to open the folder and you will see the converted DRM free BBC iPlayer video.


After these simple three steps you have removed DRM and convert BBC iPlayer to AVI. Now you can freely to use them without any restrictions.


If you want to Burn BBC iPlayer Downloaded Contents to DVD you could try the program of Video Converter Ultimate. This all-in-one application can remove DRM from BBC iPlayer and burn to DVD disk for enjoying BBC contents on your home DVD player.


Read more guides about DRM removal:

How to remove DRM from Rhapsody music

How to remove iMesh DRM protection

How to remove DRM from iTunes music

How to convert Audiobook to mp3

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