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Giveaway of the day — Aimersoft Music Converter

Aimersoft Music Converter is a powerful DRM music converter which can strip out the DRM protection from iTunes 10 music and Windows Media Player music, and convert them to any popular audio format.
$25.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 470 38 comments

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Aimersoft Music Converter is a powerful DRM music converter which can strip out the DRM protection (only for personal use) from iTunes 10(.m4v) music and Windows Media Player (.wmv, .asf) music, and convert them to any popular audio format. In addition, it is also a full-featured music converter to convert music between all popular audio formats like WMA, M4A, M4B, AAC, AC3, WAV and MP3.

Key features:

  • Strip out the DRM protection from all formats audio
  • Extract audio from videos as MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, M4A, etc
  • Convert DRM protected music to a more compatible one
  • Support to converter all common audio formats
  • Support various portables like iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android Phone, etc.

More details at : http://www.aimersoft.com/drm-music-converter.html

System Requirements:

Windows NT4/ 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7; CPU: Intel Pentium IV 1.0GHz, AMD Athlon XP (equivalent) or higher recommended; Memory: 256MB or above RAM


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I have the same problem as #26. I was watching a video as I was installing and the sounds stops. I uninstall the program and my audio is back.

Reply   |   Comment by Stellar  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have the same problem as #28. I've installed and reinstalled 4 times, and each time I get the same message: QTCF.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling to fix this problem. I have Windows Vista.

Reply   |   Comment by AliveAgain  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#27 Hi, odie. Your problem is caused by the incompatible of iTunes and QTCF.dll database.
Please find the file QTCF.dll in C:\WINDOWS\system32, and then delete QTCF.dll. Restart the Aimersoft Music Converter,that’s ok. If you still have the question, feel free to contact us via support@aimersoft.com. Have great day!

Reply   |   Comment by Aimersoft  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Works great for me, no problems installing on vista 7 or xp, although the drivers did take a long time to install on xp. The program itself works fine apparently it records the songs without drm in real time,so a 4 minute long song will take you 4 minutes to convert, but it can convert multiple songs at the same time depending on how many cores your processor has.

Reply   |   Comment by fill  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#25, you need to play the audiocasette through the computer and then record with the computer saving in MP3 format, if you can do that using an external player, although I believe there are some gadgets out there you can buy that will do the conversion. Google "convert audiocasette to MP3" and see what comes up.

#27, I think QTCF.dll is a QuickTime file. You may need to go get one from a download site and use that.

Reply   |   Comment by mindymac  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Running Windows 7 (64-bit). Like #22 stated it took awhile to install drivers (25 to 30 minutes) with a broadband modem (poor signal strength at times). Ran the activation code and got the dreaded "Fatal error: key is invalid" message. Not sure what to do. I'm on a trial user basis for now.

Reply   |   Comment by cranbo  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have to say, this offer was too tempting to pass up. It download quickly (less than 5 mins.) and without any problems. The first audiobook I tried to convert failed. The failure was due to the fact that the license for that audiobook had expired. No problemo. I went to my local library website and downloaded 10 WMA DRM proctected audiobooks; converted all 10 of them and transferred them to my sansa monster mp3 player.
I have to add that the first audibook(Why Good People Do Bad Things) I downloaded and converted took a while to convert to MP3 and turned out to be much bigger than the original file. The defaul settings for Aimsoft Music Converter were set to 128kbps and 44100 Hz sample rate. I have readjusted the settings so the output file is closer in size to the original and am currently listening to the converted files.
I'm more than please with the results.
Thank you GAOTD team!

Reply   |   Comment by mauro  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Just a small remark - Mike and other guys (and girls, of course) that knows what they're talking about - please continue with your reviews/opinions as I, like many other visitors to GOTD, find your postings VERY useful. This GOTD web site is wonderful.

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Program installs and executes fine. As others have said if you have the right to play the DRM file - it will convert OK. Almost all of these work that way. I have used SoundTaxi for years with great success - This is not as polished - but it does work - and for free it's good. As for the 128 bit default - just set it to what you want and then save it. Not as big deal really. I have only set it to do parallel conversions of 2 at a time but may try 3 and see if the net result is faster.

Reply   |   Comment by Maineman  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Q. Is ther any product(s) out there that strips all DRM from All Audio & ALL Video

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Lindrum  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

As mike posted earlier, just DON'T BUY DRM-protected music. If you want to get yourself a brilliant portable player, go for one of the excellent Cowon players (and forget the chewed-off autumn fruit). Those play ogg and flac among a variety of other formats, they deliver a brilliant (and much better) sound (than eyePots if you believe Amazon comments) and they don't bind you to a "give-all-your-money-to-me"-possessed company as you can choose freely where to buy your music. As for me, I still buy CDs. This way I have something to look at, feel, read (lyrics) and show to my friends & family. And I can rip them easily (and legally) to whatever format I choose.

Reply   |   Comment by just_passing_by  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

After installation finishes I get QTCF.dll is missing from your computer try reinstalling to fix this problem. Still get same message after I reinstall. windows 7

Any help

Reply   |   Comment by odie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Sound was not coming to my computer as soon as I installed this software and registered it. As I uninstall it sound comes back again.

Reply   |   Comment by Debadyuti  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

i want to convert from audio casette to mp3.iwant to restore my masterpices so to speak.This programme doesnt do that.Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by ami  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Aimersoft Music Converter can both convert non-DRM audio files & record those with DRM. It also seems it's a limited version of an app designed to record video with DRM. It has a couple of Gotchas -- the minor one is that it uses more resources than it needs because some of the files & processes used for video are also active when you run today's GOTD. The 2nd is a double-edged sword of sorts -- it includes audio drivers in case your PC/laptop can't record speaker/audio out, which is great if they work & if you need them, but like any driver install [particularly being version 1] these have the potential to muck up your system, so backup 1st, set a Restore Point etc. so you can put things back the way they were if necessary. Speed converting (not re-recording) isn't bad, & it will import Windows Media [.wmv], Apple Video [.m4v], recorded files from Vista or 7's Media Center (as DVR-MS), along with .amr, .aax, .aa, .mp3, .wav, .m4a, .wma, .aac, .ac3, & .asf audio. Note that some formats may require that you have needed codecs installed in Windows -- testing a DVS-MS recording in XP used ffdshow for example. Output formats include: .mp3, .m4a, .ac3 (2 or 5.1 channels), .aac (2 or 5.1 channels), .wma, .wav (1, 2, or 5.1 channels), .ogg, .ape, .mka (1, 2, or 5.1 channels), .au, .aiff (1, 2, or 5.1 channels), .flac, & .m4b [listed because the app's home page http://goo.gl/SpINb doesn't give full info].

Using Aimersoft Music Converter is very straightforward -- you add files, set the output format & destination, & click "Start" -- there's nothing fancy about the non-re-sizable window. Click the Options button & on the General tab you can set the max number of cores to use, whether to delete or keep duplicates of the converted file(s), set Auto update. The DRM Finder tab lets you add default folders where you store files with DRM, & you can set it to auto-load all or just un-converted file. The Processing tab lets you set parallel conversions for files with DRM (the app recommends 3), there's an option for "Original sequence" or "Auto sorting", a button for Driver Check, & another for Switch (default) Soundcard. Clicking Driver Check re-installs the *5* drivers ["WsAudio_DeviceS(1).sys" through "WsAudio_DeviceS(5).sys"].

Needless to say installing 5 drivers has an impact on Windows, in this case maybe a bit more as Windows can automatically add supporting media handling files & set them up [e.g. ksproxy.ax, ksuser.dll etc.]. It can also effect the way you have Windows audio handling set up, e.g. default sound card, speakers etc.. Besides the 5 driver files you get "WS_ATLMovie.dll" added to the system folder, 10 .pnf & .inf files added to Windows' inf folder, plus possibly quite a few backup files/folders when you click that "Driver Check" button [XP ReinstallBackups -- 7 FileRepository]. Installing Aimersoft Music Converter meant 1776 new registry entries recorded in XP -- clicking the "Driver Check" button added another 540... between the registry entries & added files, I'd try not to click it too often. :-) The program's folder itself weighs in at ~52 MB with 189 files, 14 folders -- the default, empty output folder is added in My Documents.

If you want to remove DRM from files [you own a license for], you can always search for apps &/or methods that'll do that without re-recording anything -- often they're specific to the type of file & DRM, so for example something that worked with WinMedia might not touch anything from iTunes, &/or something that worked years ago might not work with an DRMed audio file you downloaded today, &/or something you have the license for on your PC/laptop may work differently than the same file on another PC/laptop without that license. If you can record audio using the speakers as input, & you can play the audio file, re-recording (if you go that route) isn't going to be terribly different whether you're using Windows' Sound Recorder or you spent $375 for Sound Forge -- the quality of the recording is going to depend mostly on the quality of the original, the quality of your electronics hardware [determines how much electrical noise is added], & if playback is enhanced by the player &/or plug-ins it used. Your choice of software should be based on its added features, GUI design etc. Ideally your recording bit depth & sample rate [e.g. 44.1 vs. 48kHz, 16 vs 24 bit etc.] should match what your hardware uses internally, & you should record to a lossless format like .wav, then convert -- if you don't match your hardware you might be doing unneeded lossy conversions internally *before* anything's written to disk, & if as most hardware yours works at 48, but you want to save at 44.1 (CD quality), software that can use dithering during the conversion will produce something that sounds better. That said, if it's not worth it to you [maybe the original audio isn't that great] there's nothing wrong with using an app that can save your recording in whatever format you want to save time & trouble.

If you're stuck with a PC/laptop that won't record the audio it's playing, Google/Bing, & try including the make/model -- a fix may be as simple as editing one value in the registry. There are also potential driver fixes; *research 1st*, but there's the *possibility* of physically routing out jacks to in without frying any electronics (may work best with something sucking up voltage in between like headphones in parallel) (I've read pros saying they do it this way); you could possibly add/use an external (e.g. USB) soundcard replacement. Or you might get away with one of Aimersoft's converters & its included drivers. If you don't want or need the drivers, you can't just opt out during installation, nor can you uninstall the drivers separately, so the easiest solution if you want to use the Aimersoft converter might be to either let them be, or turn them off using Autoruns [Sysinternals at Microsoft.com]. A more involved method could be to install to a VM or using TimeFreeze etc., saving the installed app & trying to get that working without running setup.exe, & so skipping the driver install.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

#22 : took 2 minutes to install on win xp / 2.4 ghz pentium 4 processor !

all installation went smooth.

converts very fast with DMR protected WMA files ( I own the right to to play the WMA´s )

just as easy as wondershare musicconverter 1.21 ( from GOTD ) and the converted filesize is nearly the same.

But ! you must be able to PLAY the music on the pc where musicconverter is installed.

that means that you have to own some rights to the music if you want to convert it.

Reply   |   Comment by jens  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Takes too long to install - "Installing drivers" takes forever (15+ minutes). Meanwhile installation window sits on top of all windows. Another red window flashes several times while installing drivers (looks like virus warning but too fast to see what the window says). After installation finishes I get QTCF.dll error for program and iTunes. Had to reinstall iTunes after installing this program. Not worth the headaches if it doesn't do what the description says.

Reply   |   Comment by Bern-Dog  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Installed in a asus netbook with Win XP SP3. Worked nicely for wma files from Ovi music. Tks, GToD!

Reply   |   Comment by nostrono  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Downloaded and installed fine Vista, tested a library wma file. The software worked fine. I will assume it is a 1 to 1 conversion, but can not say.

Reply   |   Comment by booknut  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I recently purchased this program (2 days ago). I'm a little bummed that it available here for free. At any rate. I love it! I does a great job of removing those pesky DRM's. It does this by re-recording from the original format into a format of your choosing. MP3 for me. You can choose the bit rate for the re recording. Thereby retaining or losing quality. The default is 128bps. Naturally the higher you set the bit rate, the longer it takes for each convertion. Overall, I find this to be a wonderful product.

Reply   |   Comment by Brad Payne  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

This program is terribly slow!! I dont know quite what it is doing. In that it sounds like the same song, but with the DRM. Also had to change the settings (bitrate) up a couple notches to make it sound good. I converted zackly 10 songs, but it took too long. At the 8th song, the computer locked up tighter than dicks hat band. For the most part i removed the DRM from the songs really I care about. There are others, but with all the little bugs. Oh, a couple songs wouldnt play. The progress bar would go like it was playing, but there was no music. So, I uninstalled it. Just not worth the hassle. Now I have to run a cleaner to remove the proprietary files I am sure it created. I kinda wish I hadnt even bothered installing this!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

#8 Hello, Dan. If the audio file isn't converted with Aimersoft Music Converter, you can just listen to it on your pc. You can't copy the song into other devices or share it with your friends.

If you want to copy or share, please play those audio file on Windows Media Player at first (a process of authorization), and then convert it with Aimersoft Music Converter (a process for removing the DRM protection). Have a nice day!

Reply   |   Comment by Aimersoft  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Installed and ran activate. When I start the program it wants $9 to upgrade to DRM. What a beat

Reply   |   Comment by lboy57  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

This program is useless. This program does not remove DRM, only convert files with DRM and only if you have a valid license. If you have a valid license, you do not need such converter, isn't it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ironhead  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

#4 Hello, it’s because of your audio file not be authorized. Please play the audio on Windows Media Player at first (a process of authorization), and then start to convert the audio file with Aimersoft Music Converter. Good Luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Aimersoft  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

#4: "I just tried this application on a DRM protected Audible Books audio file."

If it helps... & as above on this page: "(only for personal use)" of stuff you bought or otherwise own...

AFAIK there are two, *somewhat* easy ways to convert the Audible Books format [it's still a bit of work], & one is by using an older version of Goldwave to open the book, & then Save-As to whatever format, optionally selecting & trimming it to a chapter at a time. The one time I tried it the catch was finding the correct version of Goldwave as newer ones wouldn't work -- it took some time to find it using Google. And if you put Google to work today you'll hit on the other method, which is using Audible's software to save the book as a CD, then ripping that CD the same way you would any other. However I read that saving a book as a CD was available with most but not every title.

* * *

#8: "... Wouldn’t it be simpler to just save the audio output to whatever format you wanted without the need for this program?"

It wouldn't be very good DRM if someone could just save the file as something else. ;-) The easiest way to avoid DRM issues is to refuse to buy music with DRM -- enough people have that it's not that hard nowadays to find & buy unprotected mp3s [e.g. Amazon]. There have been apps & methods over the years to actually bypass DRM without re-recording, but AFAIK it was usually specific to the DRM method/version, & sometimes like with WinMedia it could be a bit iffy. Google or Bing with something like: "remove windows media drm" & you'll get lots of hits.

* * *

A quick note FWIW... US Homeland Security has started seizing domains [i.e. dns] -- the original proposal AFAIK was to seize those that they felt were aiding (C) infringement, including those that just talked about it or simply linked to other sites rather than actually hosting any apps or files. There were to be no legal proceedings or warnings etc., & it started this week. Please be careful what you say, as the original proposal did not give any allowances for comments, links, or files etc. posted by visitors that the site owner wasn't yet aware of [I haven't read where official policy details have been released yet]. Google/Bing for info.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

I’ve been using the Protected Music Convertor http://www.wma-mp3.com for a number of years with no problems.

It costs approx 15 – 20 US Dollars and you must still have a valid DRM licence. But once used it completely removes any DRM protection. Takes approx 30 seconds per song

Reply   |   Comment by Jell  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

So called DRM-removal conversion tools are useless: as said before, it doesn't actually remove the DRM from the original file.
There are tools to remove DRM losslessly for almost all kind of files, like FairUse4WM for wmv.

Reply   |   Comment by Arto65  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Does this truly convert or does it merely re-record the file? I'm not interested in a process that requires 12 hours to convert a 12 hour audiobook.

Reply   |   Comment by jtelander  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

I also don't like it when people vote against software because it's not what they were hoping for but in this case it may be because people that need/use DMR removers/converter already have one of the many freeware programs that does the job well. This one appears to be buggy as noted by some of the reviews already posted.

Freeware alternatives -


Some of these programs get or have been repackaged under different names because Apple uses legal action such as cease and desist orders by their attorneys so they just rename them. A search of 'open source DMR removers' or 'open source DMR converters' will present you with several free programs that work well.

Just keep in mind there are legal issues as noted here:

Reply   |   Comment by Damon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

Sorry, this program is worthless.

Installed on my Windows XP PRO SP/3. Installation hung while trying to install the 5 audio drivers. Had to go to SAFE MODE with networking to finally install. Got back to normal mode and found that every time I tried to remove DRM from an iTunes M4P file, it stated that conversion was complete with authorization errors. Of course, there was no output file in MP3.

Apparently, you have to run an audio file in iTunes with full authorization and then MAYBE the program will copy the output to a new file in another format. Sorry, this does not crack or remove DRM. Wouldn't it be simpler to just save the audio output to whatever format you wanted without the need for this program? I guess I'll be uninstalling. Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+65)

@ #4 (BobTaylorProductions.com) Sounds like the Audible books authorisation that you sometimes/often have to enter before the book will play (in your audible books default player)

Reply   |   Comment by aml276  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

this program looks good, except after converting all my .M4A songs to MP3, they don't make any sound at all. Now I've got a folder full of MP3s with no DRM, but they're all silent.

Reply   |   Comment by goldenboy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+47)

Well, so far so bad. Tried it on one file from itunes, it had a lot of skips about 3/4 through the song. thought it was the media player, but it wasn't. this same file has been converted with success by a different program before, so this might be a fluke corrupted file.
I'm not doing anymore tonight but you might want to try it on one file at a time. not a batch.

Reply   |   Comment by Randall  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

I just tried this application on a DRM protected Audible Books audio file.
The program chugs along for a bit then puts up a box that says " All conversion tasks have been finished". But up in a column titled "Conversion Progress" it says "Authorization Error".
I ran the ACTIVATE.EXE, but I'm guessing this isn't what it means.
What does it mean?

Reply   |   Comment by BobTaylorProductions.com  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Every time I come here and people have voted thumbs down on a software as soon as it comes up and it just because it is something they won't use I get frustrated. These type of people probably don't read the comments section either, so no point in complaining I guess. Nice software today. Thanks GAOTD for this one. I hope now I can put some of those DRM protected files on my EVO 4G.

Reply   |   Comment by housry23  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Is this another one of those so-called DRM removers that really don't remove DRM at all? In other words, if the method of DRM removal is for the software to re-record the song then it's not actually removing anything, it's merely creating a new, lower quality file. Please explain the DRM-removal method. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Mitch MacDonald  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+69)

Please read the information from Aimersoft Studio before installation:

Installation Guide:
1. Unzip the package you’ve downloaded from GOTD;
2. Run Setup.exe in the package to install the software FIRST;
3. THEN run register.exe in the package to register.

To get information on how to use Aimersoft Music Converter, please refer to: http://www.aimersoft.com/tutorial/how-to-remove-drm-protected-music.html

Aimersoft provides free support for this giveaway. If you have any questions about this Music Converter, please feel free to contact our technical support directly at: support@aimersoft.com

Meanwhile, Aimersoft has released exclusive 75% off discounts for GOTD users on other Aimersoft products: 75% OFF to Get other Aimersoft Products Now!

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
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