Question from Apple Support Communities:
"I have purchased several movies from iTunes. Since most of the times these movies are played on my APPLETV. However from time to time the children want to watch the movies in their room. I can not find any menu option that will allow me to burn purchased iTunes movies to DVD. Can you burn iTunes movies to DVD? Please explain how to burn iTunes movies to DVD, especially those purchased iTunes movies."
As we all know, movies purchased from iTunes are protected by DRM from being burned to DVD. In this way, you can’t burn iTunes movie to DVD for backup or playing with DVD Player with family. However, where there is a problem, there is a solution. If you need to burn DVD from iTunes movies or videos, this iTunes to DVD burning tutorial guide would be helpful to you. You will learn effective solutions in detailed steps on how to burn iTunes movies to DVD here, with the help of professional iTunes to DVD burner software.
Part 1: How to Burn Regular iTunes Movies to DVD
Regular iTunes movies refer to those movies that are not protected with DRM protection, or movies you’ve downloaded from other place and then loaded into iTunes store. It’s not difficult to burn DVD from iTunes movies that are not protected. What you need is Leawo Blu-ray Creator, a professional iTunes to DVD burner program that could help you burn iTunes movies to DVD disc, folder and/or ISO Image file. Besides, with this iTunes to DVD converter, you can make a unique yet professional-looking DVD via adding eye-popping menu template and background music, trimming video length, cropping video size, changing video effect, adding watermark, etc.
☉ Burn video to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file.
☉ Create photo slideshows and burn them to DVD/Blu-ray disc.
☉ One-click operation to burn ISO files to Blu-ray/DVD disc.
☉ Edit videos/slideshow with multiple video editing features.
☉ Convert 2D video to 3D Blu-ray/DVD videos for 3D movie enjoyment.
Simple Steps on How to Burn iTunes Movies to DVD:
With Leawo Blu-ray Creator, it’s very easy to burn regular iTunes movie to DVD. You need to download and install this iTunes to DVD burning software on your computer via the above links (choose according to you computer system). Get source iTunes movie ready, and then follow the below steps to learn how to burn DVD from iTunes movies in detail.
1. Import iTunes movie to this DVD burner
Click the "Add Video" button to browse and import iTunes movies into this DVD burner, or directly drag and drop iTunes movies into this iTunes to DVD converter. You could add multiple iTunes movies for burnng to DVD. After loading, set output DVD disc type, quality and aspect ratio at the bottom. Meanwhile, you could select display mode, play back loaded iTunes movie, select subtitles and audio tracks, etc.
- If you need to burn iTunes movie to DVD disc, you need to insert a blank writable DVD disc into the DVD disc recorder drive. After importing iTunes movies, you need to set disc type (DVD-9 or DVD-5) according to the DVD disc you’ve inserted into the drive.
- Make sure your hard drive has enough storage space.
2. Edit iTunes movie (Optional)
Click the "Edit" icon in each loaded iTunes movie title to edit iTunes movie before you burn iTunes movie to DVD. You could "Trim" video length, "Crop" video size, adjust video "Effect" video, apply image or text "Watermark", apply 3D effects, etc.
3. Set disc menu
On the right sidebar, choose a disc menu for iTunes movie to DVD burning. Click the middle of selected disc menu template to get instant preview. You could select from various templates, or even download more disc menu templates by clicking the "Online" button. Click "No Menu" option on the disc menu selecting panel if you need no disc menu.
- This step is optional.
- If you need, you could click the pencil-shaped icon on the disc menu preview window to edit selected disc menu. You could add background music/video/image, change title position and content, adjust text font, size, color, etc.
- You could save edited disc menu template for future use.
4. More burning settings
After setting disc menu, return to the main interface and then click the big green "Burn" button. Complete "Burn To", "Volume Label" and "Save to" setting options. If you want to set Burning Engine and TV Standard, open the wheel icon and Burn option on the upper-right corner,
- If you only need to burn iTunes movie to DVD disc, select DVD disc recorder drive as output under the "Burn to" option.
- This iTunes to DVD converter allows you to generate multiple DVD file. You could burn iTunes movie to DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file.
- Make sure your computer hard drive gets enough storage if you want to create an ISO image file from iTunes movies.
5. Burn iTunes movie to DVD
Finally, hit the "Burn" button on the settings sidebar panel to start burning iTunes movie to DVD within this iTunes to DVD converter. You could view the burning process on the burning interface.
Part 2: How to Burn Purchased iTunes Movies to DVD
Why is it so hard to burn iTunes movie to DVD? The movie studio that owns the copyright only licenses Apple to resell their content for use on computers only. Therefore these iTunes movies and rentals are restricted with DRM protection against copying and burning. Technically speaking, there is no official way to let you burn iTunes movie to DVD. However, there are nonofficial ways. You could make use of some DRM removal tools to remove the DRM protection from iTunes movies before you try to burn iTunes movie to DVD. Of course, you need to follow the local law to do this.
Leawo TunesCopy is a program designed for converting rental and purchased iTunes movies into regular MP4 files. With it you can easily convert movies or videos in iTunes Store or TV shows that you purchase or rent into MP4 and burn it to DVD.
Check out the instructions below to see how to use Leawo TunesCopy to convert rental and purchase iTunes movies to MP4 video.
Step 1: Import M4V video from iTunes
Run TunesCopy. The first thing to do is to add M4V video to the program, click “Add Files” button on the sub-menu bar or “Add Files” button in the middle of the interface and the program would automatically scan all the rental or purchased M4V videos on your computer and present them to you on the following pop-up window. Choose the video you want to convert and click “Add” button or import all the videos to the program at the same time by clicking “Add All“.
Step 2: Select sound tracks and subtitles
Some movies might contain multiple sets of audio tracks and subtitles. Click Edit button on every file to choose the audio tracks and subtitles you need to be saved to the output file. And there would be a pop-up menu with all the sound tracks and subtitles for you to choose.
Step 3: Set output directory
At the bottom of the interface there’s an “Output” option. Click the button next to the default output directory to choose a new folder for saving the output video.
Step 4: Start DRM removal and M4V to MP4 conversion
When you are done with the above steps, click the Convert button on the bottom right to start the DRM removing and video converting process.
Before the conversion starts, you will be asked to authorize the computer to play the video you are converting if you haven’t authorized the computer before.
Below is the video guide of Leawo TunesCopy for your reference.
After using the Leawo TunesCopy to convert the DRM protected movie to regular MP4, you can now easily burn DRM iTunes video to DVD.
Here’s another program that you can use to convert the DRM protected iTunes movies to regular video files.
TunesKit is a professional iTunes DRM removal program that helps you to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies and rentals so as to let you easily burn iTunes movie to DVD for playback on TV or DVD player. The below guide would show you how to remove DRM protection from iTunes purchased movies and rental movies.
Once you’ve removed the DRM protection from your iTunes purchased movies and rental movies, you could then take referrence to Part 1 to learn how to burn iTunes movie to DVD with Leawo’s professional iTunes to DVD converter software.
Both programs can help you convert DRM iTunes DRM video to DVD, if DRM iTunes video conversion is the sole function you are looking for, then obviously Leawo TunesCopy is the better choice as it’s being sold at only $19.95/1year and $29.95/lifetime, which is way cheaper than the TunesKit which is priced at $44.95.