Users can disable the digital rights management, or DRM, that Windows Media Player appends to files when they are ripped from CDs through the software's settings. The exact process varies based on the version of Windows Media Player installed on users' computers.Continue Reading
Windows Media Player may append a DRM license to any files copied from CDs to a user's media library. This license limits the usage of these files to the computer that ripped the files. By turning off DRM, users can avoid the process of backing up and restoring their licenses and continue using the files even if they change their computer's hardware or move to another PC.
Windows Media Player in Windows 7 and later
Windows Media Player in older versions of Windows
Windows Media Player applies copy protection only when audio is ripped to the Windows Media Audio, or WMA, format. Therefore, if users want to limit the distribution of songs they rip, they cannot use the MP3 format.Learn more about Television & Video