Guide to DRM-Free Living: Video


Literature · Video · Audio
Software (external)


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Video Players

  • VLC media player is a DRM-free video player for Windows, Mac and GNU Linux, capable of DVD playback and streaming video. It even lets you skip over those annoying ads at the beginning of DVDs.

Archives, Libraries, and Community Platforms

Courseware, lectures, and educational

  • Academic Earth offers a comprehensive collection of free online courses from the world's top universities.
  • CK-12 creates and aggregates high quality, curated STEM content.
  • Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, at no cost.
  • eduCanon seeks to improve student outcomes in disadvantaged communities and beyond by harnessing the potential of technology.
  • edX is a non-profit created by founding partners Harvard and MIT offering MOOCs and interactive online classes in subjects including law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Harvard Open Courses are courses made available by Harvard Extension School's Open Learning Initiative.
  • Khan Academy is not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a no-cost world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology.
  • The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a group of universities including MIT, John Hopkins, Tufts, and UC Berkeley, that publish course materials online. You can search through courses using the advanced search, semantic course search, search by language, or search by source.
  • Open Learning Initiative, by Carnegie Mellon University, offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.
  • Open Yale Courses provides access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.
  • TED-Ed's videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world's greatest educators.
  • theLearnia is a social educational network that allows millions of online students around the world to gain equal opportunity for education, learn while communicating together and share their knowledge.
  • Udacity's mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world.
  • University of the People is the world's first non-profit, degree-granting, tuition-free online university dedicated to opening the gates to higher education for all individuals otherwise constrained.
  •'s Video Lessons are a series of self-produced videos to spread techie-level knowledge about digital media as well as our own work involving new media research
  • Sequart Organization is devoted to the study of popular culture and the promotion of comic books as a legitimate artform.


Movies and Videos

  • WolfeOnDemand is the global LGBT movie-watching platform. The premium destination for all the best lesbian, gay, bi and transgender movies — available for streaming and download worldwide — WolfeOnDemand is powered by Vimeo and offers the highest quality viewing experience for movie lovers everywhere. Most titles come in deluxe editions complete with exclusive extra bonus features.
  • Lo Noche del Hombre Lobo (Night of the Warewolf) TV plays DRM-free music videos, short films and animations.
  • sells DRM-free movies. The games distributed by this site are also labeled as DRM-free, although they may or may not be non-free software.
  • Sintel” is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve andvalidate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film
  • VHX tv
  • is a leading online retailer for professional wrestling and mixed martial arts