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Questions tagged [drm]

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

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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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converting Kindle files

I've never bought anything on Amazon Kindle store and I don't have a Kindle. Is there any chance for me to buy a book there and convert it into a file format I could read on my non-kindle ebook ...
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Protected flash video (requires HAL) on Gentoo

I am unable to play "protected" flash video, such as Amazon Prime Instant Video. From what I've read and uncovered, this seems to be due to a lack of HAL being installed on my computer. Confirmation ...
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Copy-proof flash drive

I'm looking for a solution that make it possible to make a flash drive which protects the data from being copied so that the data is data could be "played" only The main aim for the flash drive is to ...
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Is the DRM protection for PDF's just the password?

I wonder if I can open a DRM protected PDF file with an open-source utility. Is it enough to type the password when requested (command line parameter)?
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Adobe DRM Activator error

When I try to open a particular PDF file within Adobe Reader X, it pushes it to open within Adobe Digital Editions. However the following error is shown. Can someone please help? pdffilename.pdf: ...
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Check if audio file contains DRM

How can I verify if a file is protected by DRM? On OS X, by command line or by other methods.
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Legal way to get movies/shows onto a non-networked computer

I have some relatively young children and when I got a faster computer, I gave them my old one. For the moment, I am keeping that computer entirely off network, but I would like to be able to put a ...
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Run Securom via Proxy

I just installed a game which requires a 'release date check', the problem is I access the internet via a proxy and the 'release date check' always fails. Is there any way to make a specific program ...
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Out of MTRRs at boot

It seems my laptop (an Acer Aspire One AOA150) runs out of MTRRs at boot. I've done some googling on the problem and read that people recommend turning on MTRR sanitizing to fix it, however, it still ...
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How can I remove DRM from my Kindle books?

How can I remove DRM from Kindle books I've purchased from Amazon?
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DVD: Copy-protection fail

I'm trying to play a DVD in Media Player Classic, when I get the error DVD: Copy-protection fail. What can I do to play my DVD? Preferably in MPC. I'm running Windows 7. It works in Windows Media ...
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Can mp3s be encoded so that once purchased from my site, copies of them cant be made?

My online store is being developed so that I can sell mp3 downloads of hypnosis sessions for home use. How do I encode the mp3's so that they can't be copied again once downloaded??
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Difference between Content Protection and DRM

In this recent post about criticism regarding built-in DRM in Intels SandyBridge processors, Intel denies that there's any DRM in Sandybridge processors but goes on to say that Intel created Intel ...
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Remove DRM Protection

I recently purchased a documentary video from Amazon (Link) I cannot play the video because it's restricted for visitors from inside USA. But I'm not in USA and so I cannot play it. I found this ...