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There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to convert DRM protected WMA files, and many feel they should be able to do so. Free Audio Editor features a professional audio recorder to record these protected files as they are being played in Windows Media Player. After recording, the recorder saves audio directly to MP3, unprotected WMA (using any desired profile), WAV (using any compression codec), OGG and more.
Step 1. Activate Audio Recorder
Launch Free Audio Editor. Click “Home – New Record” to select recorder sample rate & channel and click “OK” to activate audio recorder window.
Step 2. Choose Sound Source and Sound Card
Choose a proper sound card and select the sound source in your system. The names of the sound source to record streaming audios maybe different in various operating systems, usually named as Stereo Mix, Phone Line, Aux Volume, Video Volume, Mic Volume, Line In, CD Audio and so on.
Tips: If you do not choose the correct sound source, no audio signal would be detected or recorded even if you can hear it.
Step 3. Adjust Recording Settings
Start to play the audio file you want to record and you can see wave variations in the wave pattern. Drag slider to adjust the recording volume. Set a specific time by clicking “Timer Record” to automatically start recording. You also have the power to record without silence.
Tips: If the volume is too low, you can see only very small variations in the wave pattern. If the sound is being clipped off because the volume is too high, move the volume setting down until most of the volume range is displayed without clipping.
Step 4. Start Recording
After everything is set, click the red round record button to start recording. To stop recording, click “Pause”. Then, click “Keep” to input the recording to the waveform window of audio editor.
Step 5. Save the Recording
Now, the recording is displayed in the waveform window, you can edit it or add audio effects to meet your demands. You can just go back to the “Home” tab and click the “Save” button to save the changes to the original file or click “Save File As” to save the changes with a different file name and/or location. After that you can select the output folder and format as well as adjust the output quality. Now, enjoy the converted DRM on your music player!