How to Convert Overdrive Media to MP3

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Overdrive Media is a media library that works in tandem with the Windows Media Player. Essentially, the service allows users to check out music, movies, and audio books from its library of media. Overdrive media uses Windows Media file formats including WMA for music and books and WMV for videos. However, these are not typical Windows Media files. Instead, these files are protected with a DRM (digital rights media). This means that these files cannot be played on more than one computer or more than one portable music device. You can convert the WMA files to MP3 files, but you have to first remove the DRM.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Conversion software that removes DRM
  • WMA file from Overdrive Media
  • Download a media converter that removes the DRM from files. There are many programs that do this. One option is TuneBite.

  • Open TuneBite and add the file that you want to convert. Click the "Add" button that appears on the pop-up menu. You can batch convert files, which means you can add multiple files for conversion.

  • Select an output format. Along the bottom of the application you will be able to select the output. Choose "MP3".

  • Highlight the files you want to convert. Click the first file and then press "Shift" on your keyboard. Click the last file on the list while still holding down the "Shift" key and all of the files will be selected.

  • Click the "Record" button and the program will remove the DRM and convert the file to an MP3.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is illegal to remove the DRM and share the file with others. Only do this process for your personal use.

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