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I'm trying to watch a protected WMV file on my Mac, but it seems that neither VLC nor Flip4Mac support DRMs. Well at least all I get is psychedelic images, such as this one:


Is there any way to play such videos on Mac OS X without resorting to any virtualization software?

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As far as I know the DRM aspects are built directly into Windows so won't work on OS X. Best bet would be virtualization I'm afraid!

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That's my understanding also. I don't believe there has ever been a native Mac solution for playing DRM'ed WMV files. – scottishwildcat Aug 26 '11 at 16:28

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