We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Nokia Comes with Music DRM cracked

£18 software silently plays and re-records track

A software company claims it can legally bypass Microsoft's Digital Right Management (DRM) system that stops digital music files, download using Nokia's Comes with Music service, being burnt to CD or transferred to other digital audio players.

The Nokia Comes with Music was launched earlier this year and allows users to download as many songs as they want from the Nokia Music Store for 12 months after purchasing a compatible Nokia handset, including the 5310 Music Edition or N95.

User of the Nokia Music Store can get their hands on tracks from Universal, Sony BMG and Warner Music Group artists, after the three record labels signed deals with the phone manufacturer, earlier this year.

Nokia N95 8GB Review

Nokia Comes with Music review

The Nokia Music Store currently offers WMA files that include DRM to ensure the tracks are only played on your compatible handset alone and are restricted to the PC on which your Nokia music library is stored.

However, according to Tunebite, which produces the Universal Converter software, they can remove the DRM by playing the tracks silently and re-recording them. It won't work for tracks downloaded onto your phone only though.

Visit Mobile Advisor for the latest mobile phone news, reviews, tips & tricks, as well as PC Advisor's unique Apple iPhone 3G Spotlight

Visit Digital World for the latest home entertainment and digital audio news and reviews

The software costs €20 (£18) and is available from Tunebite's website.

See also: Nokia Comes with Music now available on 3


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple shouldn't be blamed for exploitation in China and Indonesia