Removing DRM from iTunes movies/TV shows gets easier with the help of Leawo TunesCopy. As video in iTunes is copy protected M4V format under Apple’s Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology, removing DRM from iTunes video means removing DRM from iTunes M4V. Leawo TunesCopy is designed to remove DRM from M4V and then convert M4V to MP4, a much more universally recognized video format by various video players and mobile devices. From the DRM protected iTunes M4V to unprotected MP4 conversion process with the help of TunesCopy, audio tracks (Dolby 5.1 surround sound included) and subtitles can be maintained, and original quality will be 100% preserved. Without decoding and encoding video, the program is 50X faster in removing DRM from M4V and saving as MP4 than many other DRM media converter programs.
Note: You need to authorize the computer to play the M4V file by signing in with your Apple ID that you used to purchase or rent the file (movie or TV show). During the iTunes DRM removal process, you are not allowed to operate iTunes.
Step 1: Add M4V File(s) from iTunes
After entering the main interface of TunesCopy, you can click “Add Files” button on the sub-menu bar or “Add Files” button in the middle of program interface to browse and choose M4V rental or purchase in the pop-up “Add Files” panel. Choose at least one M4V file and click “Add” to begin importing M4V file from iTunes into TunesCopy. TunesCopy allows you to import all files at a single time by clicking “Add All” button.
Step 2: Choose Audio Tracks and Subtitles
After importing M4V files into TunesCopy, you can view the file list under different categories “All”, “Movie”, and “TV Show”, you can also choose one file and click “Remove” button to remove the file from the list. The “Clear” button on the sub-menu bar is designed for removing all files in the list at one go. Before removing DRM from iTunes M4V, you can choose an M4V and click “Edit” button to freely choose audio tracks and subtitles for keeping in the output MP4 video file.
Step 3: Set Output Directory
Click “…” button at the bottom of “Home” list to set an output directory for containing output MP4 file.
Step 4: Start to Remove DRM from M4V and Convert M4V to MP4
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from M4V and converting M4V to MP4. After a while, the iTunes DRM removal and conversion process will be completed.
Note: Before conversion process takes place, you will be asked to authorize the computer for playing the iTunes video if you have not yet authorized the computer.
Step 5: Locate Converted Video File
After conversion completes, you can find the converted iTunes video file now in MP4 video format under “Converted” section . You can click the “Open file” option at the end of a target file to open the output MP4 file. Alternatively, you can make use of the quick searching bar at the bottom for fast locating.