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2021 Best DRM Removal Software(Free and Paid)

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What is DRM Removal software? DRM Removal software is designed to remove the Digital Rights Management from digital copyrighted material, like eBooks, music, audiobooks etc. DRM is the “tricky” that the digital vendors employed to protect the eBooks, music, audiobooks from copying. However, DRM also forbids the customers to back up their purchase. In the following parts, I will make a comparison of DRM Removal Software so that you can pick up the best one to back up your digital editions.

Warning: The programs mentioned in this article are not intended to promote piracy.

Why Need DRM Removal Software?

Why need DRM Removal software? Because we want to remove DRM. Here is the question--why do we want to remove the DRM? 6 basic reasons are listed below.

1 DRM prevents us from backuping the digital copies we purchased legally. Do you still remember that the Amazon deleted two Kindle titles from their customers' Kindle library without any notification?

2 DRM prevents us from reading, or listening our eBook, audiobooks, musics on any devices. With the DRM protection, can you read your Kobo eBooks on Kindle? The answer is definitely no.

3 DRM prevents us sharing our eBooks with our families. Sharing is great! However,  even if you have purchased this book,you can share your eBooks with your families or friends freely.

4 DRM prevents us from printing the eBooks. The DRM protected eBooks are forbidden to be printed even if you only need to print some pages for urgent use.

...And more.

As reasons listed above, no one should be blamed for using DRM Removal software. Therefore, I have collected the best DRM Removal tools on the market. I hope this will help you make the right decision and find the best DRM Removal software that saves both your money and time.

Best eBook DRM Removal--Epubor Ultimate

epubor ultimate

Editor's Rating: 4.9 of 5

Price: 24.99$

Platform: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.8 and later

Epubor Ulimate is the combination of the best DRM Removal software plus best eBook converter. With Epubor Ultimate, you can not only remove DRM from eBooks, but also convert eBooks to any other formats with only 1 Click. Epubor Ultimate always keeps up with the latest DRM scheme. It is not only the first eBook DRM removal to remove Kobo DRM version 3.19 but also the first one to remove Kindle KFX DRM on the market.

Pros:

√ It can handle 99% eBooks on the markets, including removing DRM from eBooks purchased from mainstream eBook stores like Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Google Play. It supported DRM schemes include Kindle DRM, Kindle KFX DRM, Kobo DRM, Nook DRM, Adobe Adept DRM.

√ Remove DRM from e-ink Device directly, including Kindle, Kobo e-ink devices.

√ It supports various output and input formats, including output formats: EPUB, Mobi, AZW3, TXT and PDF and input formats: KFX, EPUB, PDF, AZW, AZW1, AZW3, AZW4, Mobi, PRC, TPZ, Topaz, TXT, and HTML.

√ Batch conversion is supported well.

√ Super fast eBook conversion speed.

√ Super easy-to-use interface and design. No frills.

√ It enables you to edit metadata of the decrypted or converted eBooks. Changing Cover and editing title is no big deal.

√ Automatically scan and load eBook to the left-side bar. Save your time on manually adding eBooks.

√ Update and optimize this software to get up with the latest DRM scheme regularly.

√ Provide 24/7 customer service to ensure you get the response within 24 hours.

Cons:

× It has the trial limits. The trial version only can decrypt 20% content of each book and store the decrypted content in text format. To unlock the limitation, please purchase the license version.

   

For the detailed instructions on removing DRM with Epubor Ultimate, please read Epubor Ultimate user guide.

Free eBook DRM Removal--Calibre

calibre screenshot

Editor's Rating: 4.5 of 5

Price: Free

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux

Calibre is a powerful eBook manager and eBook Converter. It is open source software and completely free. Although Calibre does not have DRM Removing function, it can be a good DRM Removal software if you add the DRM Plugin to it. You can read Calibre DRM Removal Plugins to get the detailed intructions to activate the DRM removing function.

Pros:

√ It is an all-in-one eBook software. With Calibre, you can manage your ebooks, edit the matadata, convert ebook to other formats, reading ebooks and so on.

√ It is totally free. If you are short in the budget, Calibre can be a good alternative to Epubor Ultimate.

√ It supports books downloaded to your computer as well as the e-Ink devices.

√ It support multiple input and output formats.

Cons:

× Complex interface. It is hard to find the core function.

× It is not compatible to UHD (Ultra High Definition) monitor.

× It can not detect your downloaded books and load them to the interface. You need to add them manually.

× It is hard to get instant response from their support team as there is no one because it is a freeware.

× The most important drawback of Calibre is that it does not have DRM Removing function. You need to install the DRM Plugin to activate the DRM Removing function which is not so easy for some one who is not good at computer technology.

× It only supports Kindle DRM , Adobe DRM, Nook DRM, but not Kobo DRM.

Audible DRM Removal--Epubor Audible Converter

epubsoft toolbox

Editor's Rating: 4.9 of 5

Price: $22.99

Platform: Windows, Mac

Epubor Audible Converter is a easy-to-use audiobook converter. It is capable of removing drm from audible books and converting protected audible aa and aax to mp3 and m4b format losslessly.

Pros:

√ It is an one-stop audiobook converter which can remove audible drm and convert audible to mp3 or m4b at the same time.

√ Super easy-to-use with simple interface.

√ Much cheaper than other audiobook converters.

√ Work at 60X faster speed.

√ Split audible into chapters.

√ High quality output.

√ Edit audiobook metadata and preserve parameters.

Cons:

× It is not free.

× The trial version only convert 10 minutes of each audiobook.

× Splitting feature is not available in the trial version.

Free iTunes DRM Removal--Requiem

Requiem

Editor's Rating: 2.5 of 5

Price: Free

Platform: Windows, Mac

Requiem is a free and efficient iTumes DRM Removal.It is designed to remove the apple's drm encryption on audio files, videos and also apple books that have been purchasd from iTumes. This software will keep the original quality of the decrypted files.

Pros:

√ It is totally free.

√ Lossless in DRM decryption.

√ Work at 60X faster speed.

√ Decrypts iTunes audiobooks, audio files and also movies.

Cons:

× Decryption and conversion speed are relatively slower.

× Doesn't support iTunes 10.7 or later.

iTunes Music DRM Removal--Ondesoft iTunes Music Converter

Requiem

Editor's Rating: 3.0 of 5

Price: $39.96

Platform: Wins, Mac

Ondesoft iTunes Music Converter is a powerful apple music drm removal and converter. It allows you to convert any of the songs in your iTunes library, including Apple Music songs, audiobooks and M4P music, to MP3, WAV, FLAC or AAC.

Pros:

√ Convert any audio file with 100% lossless quality.

√ Keep all ID tags and metadata (including track's title, artist, album and duration).

√ Easy to use.

Cons:

× Limited output audio format, only MP3, WAV, FLAC and AAC.

× The computer must be authorized in iTunes to play the Apple audio files.

Media DRM Removal-- Aimersoft DRM Media Converter

Requiem

Editor's Rating: 3.2 of 5

Price: $35.95

Platform: Wins

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter is  legally strip DRM off iTunes downloaded music tracks, movies and TV shows in a snap. Besides, it can remove DRM from protected WMA / WMV / ASF and convert other DRM free video/audio files.

Pros:

√ Remove access controls on audio books and music in all popular file formats, including M4A, M4P, M4B from iTunes, WMA from Overdrive and more.

√ Convert Your Media to various Formats.

√ Batch Conversion.

Cons:

× Not Burn data, audio, video and movies to CD or DVD discs.

× Only available on Windows

Summary

The 10 best DRM removing software are shown as above. Most of them can only unlock either DRM-protected videos or audios, considering that you might not know which one to choose, here comes recommendations for you.

For those who want to strip DRM from iTunes music, try Onedesoft Apple Music Converter, Aimersoft DRM Converter, Requiem DRM Remover.

For those who want to bypass DRM protection from iTunes videos, try Aimersoft DRM Converter and Requiem DRM Remover.

For those who want to get rid of DRM from audiobooks, try Epubor Audible Converter.

For those who want to remove DRM frome books, try Epubor Ultimate.

Download Epubor Ultimate for free:
   
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04/19/2020 03:00:32
Thanks you very much ! Very useful !
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04/19/2020 15:51:23
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that this article can help you.
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07/11/2020 16:36:59
That's a dodgy (ie. poor) comparison. The price for Epubor is for a 1-year licence, but the epubsoft one is lifetime.
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07/13/2020 09:04:41

If price is the only element we should consider when choosing drm removal software, then you can just pick up the free one.
But I think the customer service, the updated software are much more important than the price.

Anyway, you can choose any drm software as you like. If i were you, Epubor software should be my choice.

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07/13/2020 15:37:04
You miss the point.  You brought up cost as a pro for Epubor - It is not.
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