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Digital rights management refers to technical means by which a copyright holder controls access to a copyrighted work.

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What is the "0x00000000" region mask on locally ripped DVDs?

The region mask appears to be changed to 0x00000000 when using various ripping software which can decrypt (i.e. remove the DRM) the discs. mpv reports: libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region ...
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“License request failed” with any site that uses DRM

I have been having problems with any site that uses DRM, for example Spotify [1]. I visited this page [2] to test, and I get this response: License request failed DRM_FAILED_LICENSE_REQUEST I am ...
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How to stop certain Windows games from disabling/bypassing disk read caching? A probable DRM issue

It's now the second game that I've been playing recently which for some reasons makes Windows not use disk cache. I have 64GB of RAM. The game itself eats around 7GB, 2GB are left for the OS, which ...
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How to bypass DRM on mobile devices?

I am using an educational app that has an excellent DRM system. However, it isn't available for pc, and I really want to use it for pc as I don't like using mobile devices. I tried screen-sharing my ...
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Widevine CDM working on new Firefox profiles but not my main one

I'm trying to watch some sports, and the site they're on has DRM protection. For some reason, on my main Firefox profile, the Widevine CDM no longer works, despite it being enabled in settings, and ...
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How to make ffmpeg handle .isml/smooth steaming? (As input)

I'm trying to restream a smooth live stream with ffmpeg but just says: https://not.real/link.isml/Manifest: Invalid data found when processing input and adding -f ismv just results in Unkown input ...
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How to add DRM to a Live-Streaming URL?

I want to add DRM to a Live-Streaming URL. I have setup a Live Streaming with NGINX in a EC2 instance. So is it possible to add DRM to the Live Streaming ? If anyone have any suggestion please suggest....
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Screens connected through USB-c HDMI-adapter turn black when playing DRM-content in browser

As soon as I browse to sites like Netflix or Prime Video and play a movie, some of my external screens turn black. It's always the screens connected via a usb-c HDMI adapter. Details: Laptop: Dell ...
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Play/convert DRM protected WMA files in Windows 10

I've purchased some DRM protected Windows Media Audio files back in 2006 just to discover they can not be listened today with Windows 10. Is there a way to use those files today or I can say goodbye ...
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How can I remove the DRM from a pdf I've bought on google play books?

I've tried for days using DeDRM_Tools as a Calibre plugin, it doesn't work. I've even run Epubor and used it on Wine, the program runs smoothly, but it didn't remove the DRM, unfortunately. I've just ...
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WMA audio files with DRM--I have the original disk

I am in a situation described several times by SuperUsers in their posts, for example here. Basically, many years ago, I copied some music from a CD to my system using the WMA format, unintentionally ...
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Youtube-dl: Decrypt and/or play MP4 - PlayReady/DRM/cenc/dash

A Video-file is downloaded with youtube-dl based on mpd-file. However ffmpeg post-processor fails to convert it to playable mp4. The file downloaded with youtube-dl is encrypted. Is there a ...
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How to remove DRM from Amazon Prime Video (wmv files)?

I have some WMV videos downloaded from Amazon Video roughly 10 years ago. I bought them with an old Amazon account that is no longer active. NOTE - These are offline video files stored on my local ...
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How do I backup bad CD‐ROM?

I have some CD‐ROMs with same origin which are difficult to copy. When I insert them (one disc at once), I see one audio disc and one data disc in my file manager. It is possible to access and copy ...
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Trying to watch Netflix on Debian using Firefox

I am using Debian Stretch and and Firefox 60.5.0esr (64-bit). Widevine and OpenH264 are installed in Add-ons and I toggled 'Play DRM-controlled content' in Preferences. However I am still unable to ...
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ffmpeg - How to check (programmatically) if a file has DRM protection?

I have an app that runs ffmpeg/ffprobe as a child process (similar to running on the command line), and then parses the command output to retrieve metadata about a file and/or perform transcoding of ...
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Moving firefox profile kills drm?

I wanted to put my firefox profile to a different location. Moving-Procedure: So i copied the profile dir to the new location and started fiefox -P and created a new profile (after deleting the old ...
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How to add DRM protection to videos I record? [closed]

Some videos, like those on Netflix can be streamed, but cannot be downloaded. Can I do a similar thing with videos stored on a flash drive? I want to prevent the videos from being copied.
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How to download mp3s from spotify (with premium subscription)

I was told that if I subscribe to spotify premium I would be able to download mp3s of all the songs they offer, however after signing up I can't find a "download" button anywhere. Was this just false ...
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Virutalizing a physical machine with a DRM software

I have a software on an old Windows 7 machine that checks if it's running on the host machine as its means of DRM protection against piracy, e.g. checking the hard drive UUID. Is it possible to ...
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Is it too great of a security risk to connect my Windows XP virtualbox to the internet? [closed]

I'm new to this forum so hopefully I'm posting to the right place. I'm trying to get an old video game (PacMan World 3, released in 2005) to run on Windows Xp in my VirtualBox (the host computer is ...
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Playing a DRM m3u8 file in FFMPEG

I'm attempting to play a Adobe Access DRM protected file in FFMPEG. Here is an example of the type of file I am trying to play: http://drmtest2.adobe.com/Content/FAXS4/Anonymous_REMOTE/sample.mp4.m3u8 ...
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Grabbing video from framebuffer

Can I grab video from framebuffer using fbdev (old /dev/fb0) or DRI DRM features? Can I use ffmpeg for this purposes? Currently I want to grab output of Qt Quick window, running on EGLFS QPA backend ...
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Netflix on Firefox Linux: "EME has been preffed off"

I'm trying to watch Netflix on Firefox 53.0 (Fedora 24). When I try to watch any video, I get the following error message: CREATE: Request mediaKeySystem access rejected: EME has been preffed off
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Is it true that StarForce DRM breaks modern Windows installations?

StarForce was a widely used copy protection software in the mid-2000s, now rarely used in the west. The use is mostly limited to physical copies, but you may find SF in some early Steam games (...
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HDCP Error on Dual Monitor when one is turned off

I'm trying to watch a movie on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Unfortunately HDCP and consequently HD/UHD playback is not working if I turn off my second screen. As soon as I turn it on, HD playback IS ...
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iTunes crashes every time I try to burn a playlist

I haven't used iTunes in a long while, preferring to use a much more lightweight program such as VLC to play my music as I no longer have an iDevice and therefore no need for the sync and backup ...
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HDMI to Component Conversion

Im not sure if this is the best place to post a question like this, but I am not sure where else too. I am trying to play a BluRay on an older CRT projector. The highest quality input on the ...
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How to remove iTunes DRM on Mac? [closed]

I want to play some purchased/rental videos/songs from iTunes on Samsung Galaxy S6, but the DRM makes it no way to access to those videos/music. So I got to find a way to remove DRM from iTunes videos....
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What is "authorised hardware"

There's been a lot of buzz about the Windows 10 end user licence agreement. The phase in question being We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or ...
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Scribd Membership - ebook reader [epubs] DRM Vanishing Text Not able to Copy Paste

I tried holding ctrlA then holding click up or down the page with also the arrow key as well. It seems to be able to take the pages highlighted but when i am reaching the end of the ebook i press ...
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Unable to mount SD card

I'm not sure this is a right forum to post this question. However, I have this SD card I'm trying to mount on my linux machine. It always gives me mount /dev/sdb mount/ mount: no medium found on /...
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Windows Media Player crashes due to DRM issue

When I tried to play an audio file that uses Digital Rights Management (DRM) on my Windows 8 machine, Windows Media Player promptly crashes, recording this error in the Windows event log: Event id ...
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How to create a file (like PDF) and limit number of printouts [closed]

I have created a brochure that organizations are very eager to use. They do want to buy electronic license of it with their company on it. I'd like to price it with limitation to the number of "...
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DRM a Custom video

I have a video which is a matroska file (mkv). I wish to DRM protect the video to stop users from re-encoding the video or editing it. Meaning original video gets DRM: user can download video, ...
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How can I tell what processes are involved in my TCP/IP stack?

For some reason, the machine I'm using is unable to access activate.adobe.com. The Adobe Creative Cloud app, which is basically a package manager for Adobe software, is installed on my machine. The '...
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Print a secure PDF to a file using a PDF printer

I have a secured PDF document that allows printing but not saving. So printing to a real printer will work but using a PDF printer to save it won’t work. Is there a way to fool Acrobat Reader to ...
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Disable DRM in Evince

Is it possible to disable DRM (digital rights management) for PDF files in "Evince" so that encrypted PDF files can be saved? How do you make this configuration? The option does not seem to be ...
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How to provide DRM/file security across an entire DFS?

I can't seem to find an answer to this myself and have come across several barriers to trying to even get started on it. The background is: I manage the systems and technologies used by 60 schools ...
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Is there a way to encrypt the files on an SSD that needs to boot unattended?

My company is developing a product that is basically a Linux PC with custom software in a fancy box. Since it uses a commercial SSD for the filesystem, I'm worried that an unscrupulous customer ...
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How to move DRM protected WMV files to a new computer?

I've got some media files in WMV format that I purchased several years ago, and the vendor has since gone out of business. The files are on an old desktop PC running Windows XP, and I'd like to move ...
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I don't have a monitor; how to play copy-protected content?

Let me preface this with the fact that I am totally blind so do not have a monitor hooked up to my computer. I have a cable card tuner that I would like to use to record and play TV shows. It appears ...
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Keep/synch Adobe Digital Editions's notes, highlights and and bookmarks

I have bought a book and I'm using Adobe Digital Editions. I loved it for using PDF and ePub instead of proprietary formats and allowing us to store our books locally and read them offline. I must ...
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starforce won't fully install on windows 8

Recently I tried installing a game protected with StarForce protection drier, however after rebooting it always asks if I want to reboot to finish the installation of StarForce. clicking yes has no ...
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How to add DRM to EPUB?

I would like to add (not remove) DRM to an EPUB file? How would I do it? Preferably on OS X. I tried Gooogling but (all) of them are about removing DRM from EPUB.
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How to break DRM protected files [closed]

Recently I downloaded a video file from a torrent site. I is protected with DRM. The file dowsn't even plays. When I opened the file WMP says ' getting media information...' and a window appears. It ...
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How to transfer recorded audio ATRAC3® files from a Sony MZ-NH900 to a PC?

I have a Sony MZ-NH900 mini-disc reader and recorder. I had recorded (using a microphone) audio files back in the past, and I would like to transfer these files to a PC now. I had to use a software ...
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windows 8 compatablity issues with netflix

Has anyone encountered the DRM error with netflix in Windows 8 and found a fix for it. I consistently get prompted to install silverlight, and am informed of its successful installation, yet like a ...
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Generate PDF that is not editable

Is it possible to generate a PDF that is not editable? Currently, the documents I generate using pdflatex may be edited with applications such as Adobe Acrobat X Pro. I have some PDF documents which ...
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Remove DRM From a WMV file I own [closed]

Alright, first, let me explain. I purchased some content through Microsoft's Zune/Xbox Video service, and man that was a mistake. After trying several times to get the video to play, I received an ...
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