Remove licence from WMV file on HD-DVD?

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10-18-2004 08:32 AM
funkyAL

HY ;)

I just bought a DVD which contains an WMV HD Movie. I bought in in the USA and now i´ll like to watch it on my German Laptop in Germany..
Everytime i like to play it it tries to get a licence and then telling me that the playback is not possiblle outside Canada and the US... How can i change the file or what can i do to play the file in HD on my comp...

Thanx 4 all help AL reply

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10-18-2004 09:25 AM
anonymous

I’m a bit puzzled by your mention of wmv and licensing in all this. (Maybe it’s a data cd with a wmv file? In that case ignore everything I’m going to say)
I just presume you have a regular dvd movie that won’t play. My best guess is it has to do with the region code. You bought a region 1 dvd (North America) but you’re in region 2 (Europe). It’s something the movie industry has created for reasons I don’t quite understand yet. There’s ways to get around it though. Some are listed on this page.
http://regionhacks.datatestlab.com/ reply

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10-20-2004 06:35 AM
funkyAL

Yes it is a data CD. I can copy the wmv HD file to my computer.. it is not the region code thing because i´m able to view the normal dvd with a region killer.. It is just the wmvHD file that i cant play .. because it tries to connect to the licence server and then telling me that i´m outside the US.. and because of that not able (allowed to) see it.. :(

Please HELP
thanx reply

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10-20-2004 02:03 PM
anonymous

I hope you won’t mind my wild suggestions (these are out of the blues). It’d be nice to know how the WMV is able to tell you’re outside the US. If it’s by language, then install an english language copy of Windows XP(?), if it’s by region (regional options under control panel) match those used in North America. If it’s by area code/location from modem properties, set a location in the United States or Canada. It could also be telling by DVD region. In that case set your DVD Player’s region to region I. If it’s by IP address (odd), just spoof your IP address (assign IP address manually without connecting to the net) to a North American ISP’s IP address. reply

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10-27-2004 06:06 PM
funkyAL

Hy,
thanks 4 your help and suggestions first of all :)
I changed my regional settings but it didn´t help/work. It can´t be the area code from modem properties because i´m using a T1 broardband connection.. I didn´t install the english language copy like you sugessted (but i can´t belive it´s that because the message says outside of the US or Canada .. and there it´s French too ;) ).... The last thing you said is
“just spoof your IP address (assign IP address manually without connecting to the net) to a North American ISP’s IP address." - quite nice .. but i read in the dvd (which i bought) that you have to connect to the internet than you get a licences for 7 days .. so if you stay away longer than 7 days from the internet you can´t watch it.. as soon as you reconnect you are able to watch it.. i mean if you are of cause inside the US or Canada..

Is there no way to crack the file and getting a licence free HD version? Maybe any other suggestions?

Thanx a LOT :) (don´t mind my english it´s nasty german slang)
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11-08-2004 02:01 PM
francesco

did you tried to use an open proxy? Check for A4proxy

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01-09-2005 03:07 AM
Deathnutz

I have this problem too. Mine is with Terminator 2 Ultimate Edition. The second disc has the film in HD on wmv file but they require you to install that crummy dvd sofware that usually boots up with most dvds when you put it in the drive on the pc. It won’t let you open the files with Windows Media Player because of this “licence” intergrated into the file. We need to remove this licence. reply

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02-03-2005 11:00 AM
Chief

The WMV HD has a DRM protection policy.
Some companies leave them open and some (Lion Gate etc) some have On disk DRM which means will play at home but the moment you remove the file from the disk it wont play because the key is burned in the disk its self.
The other solution (T3, Step Into Liquid) is IP based, that is also how they know in which region you are in.
If you can get your self an IP (Or make it look like your IP is within) that region then you can obtain a license for that movie for a period of 7 days to view off line. reply

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02-24-2005 06:59 AM
Cobra

you can not fake a US ip adress, since DRM will notice any kind of proxy...
correct me if otherwise, i would be glad ;-) reply

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02-25-2005 03:12 AM
Chief

Try googling the subject, you will be amazed with what you find ;) reply

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02-25-2005 04:38 AM
Cobra

could you specify that a little reply

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04-11-2005 08:03 AM
ccnz2

you can most definetly fake a us ip address and fool media player I have seen this exact thing....a wmv file that is region locked to us and canada then when ip ischanged to a open proxy US address the file acquires the licence thinking the machine is in the US or canada no problem.
Problem is you have to do this everytime you watch it....
there needs to be a working,tested way of washing the DRM/licence issue off the file... reply

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04-29-2005 04:36 AM
Steve_NSV
58 posts

Good luck. Read this forum: http://tinyurl.com/85gc7

DRM files are encrypted, which means that they must be decrypted before you can watch them. Only Windows Media Player has the ability to decrypt and play DRM-protected files. As of April 20, 2005, there is no known way to break through the encryption. (The only exception is if it is DRM V2, which a program called FreeMe can crack. But most videos use DRM V1, which has not been cracked yet.)

Quote from April 20, 2005:
Q. Is there any way to get rid of drm from wmv file if I have licence???
A. No practical way, no. There are ways to delay the time limit for a while. reply

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04-29-2005 05:55 AM
cobra

well i tried to proxy, but he realized that, so which proxy program did you use, or did you proxy the server of the office/home... reply

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04-30-2005 08:37 AM
Thevdya paiyan

Has anyone heard of freeme? goto google.com and type “freeme”. just follow the link.

Simply Saying, “You must be a fool” to see movies without “freeme” software reply

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04-30-2005 09:50 AM
cobra

yeah, but only good for certain files, the dokuments in the freeme release are a very worthy read... after that you will understand why the following sentence is so wrong

Universities have an incentive to cooperate with the technological solutions because they can be held liable in lawsuits charging their students with digital theft.

from http://news.com.com/2100-1027_3-5194341.html?tag=nefd.lede reply

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05-06-2005 05:24 AM
jester

i got freeme and everytime i try to install it i get an error message in dos saying protected file reply

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05-09-2005 01:59 AM
Steve_NSV
58 posts

Can you post the exact error message text? reply

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05-16-2005 12:17 AM
Zegwin

I also get an ERROR from free me it is...

Usage: FreeMe[-v] protectedfile

Press to acknowledge error.


... Help reply

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05-17-2005 03:36 PM
panser_bjorn

I think you’ll find that maybe its a command line program and that error you are getting is its parameter structure... perhaps... reply

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