Remove encryption from music?

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  1. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

    Jun 11, 2016
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    So I have these music files downloaded from this music subscription service called Groove. It comes bundled with windows 10. I got a free trial, tried it out, and downloaded some stuff from it. But there is one thing. After the pass runs out, these songs are unplayable. They have a encryption with them that does not allow them to be played in any music player including Groove. These are in .wma format. I am wondering if there is someway I could take the encryption off of these music files.

    If it makes you feel any better, I have a legal copy of all the music I have downloaded, I would just legitimately hate for these files to go to waste.
  2. Alkéryn

    Alkéryn Moon Dweller ~

    Mar 15, 2015
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    If you have the encryption key you can otherwise the only way to do it is to brute force or to crack it but it will take a lot of time
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Technically this thread would be against the rules, as you're basically asking "how can I crack these songs?" But Alkeryn is right, there's not really any way unless you have the encryption key so it doesn't really matter IMO. :P

    But if you "legitimately" own the music, why not just rip the disc yourself (assuming it's a CD)? Unless it's some super duper rare special magical collectors edition thing, it kinda doesn't make sense you'd download them at all, especially DRM'd copies.
  4. DinohScene

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    Re-record them with recording software?
  5. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

    Apr 29, 2011
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    That's probably the easiest way, but can be time consuming.
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