Videos on iTunes Store are contained in M4V format, and those iTunes M4V files are protected by Apple’s Digital Rights Management, better known as DRM. iTunes M4V DRM makes it impossible to play iTunes M4V elsewhere. In other words, iTunes M4V files can only be played on limited devices authorized. Therefore you need to remove DRM from iTunes M4V files if you want to freely enjoy iTunes M4V purchases or rentals. Here I am going to introduce an iTunes M4V DRM removal for you to remove DRM from M4V files of iTunes.
Before we start to remove DRM from M4V, it is better for us to figure out what M4V is. Well, What is M4V? Generally speaking, as a DRM-protected video format, M4V is originally created by Apple to encode movies, TV shows, and music videos in its iTunes Store. By using the FairPlay DRM decryption, those iTunes M4V video files are limited to play on Apple’s products only. In other words, people are not allowed to copy and convert any iTunes M4V even after they buy it. Apparently, most people don’t accept this kind of policy. So they are seeking ways to convert DRM protected M4V files to some more commony used video formats like MP4, so that they can enjoy iTunes movies on almost all media players and devices as they wish.
To remove DRM from M4V files of iTunes, an iTunes M4V DRM removal is necessary. There are many DRM removal programs available for removing DRM from iTunes M4V. Among those DRM media converters, Leawo TunesCopy is my favourite as it can excellently remove DRM from iTunes M4V, and then convert M4V to MP4. As the best iTunes M4V DRM removal in my eyes, Leawo TunesCopy has an easy-to-use inteface, and it can retain all original audio tracks and subtitles on output MP4 file, including Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Compared with other competitors on the market, the program is 50 times faster in DRM removal process. Download and install Leawo TunesCopy on your computer before you start to remove DRM from iTunes M4V.
After the installation of Leawo TunesCopy, kick off the program to get ready for the DRM removal process. Please take note that during the running of TunesCopy, you are not allowed to operate iTunes, and you need to authorize the computer for playing iTunes M4V files. Follow the step-by-step guide below to remove DRM from M4V files of iTunes.
Step 1: Add iTunes M4V
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 iTunes M4V rental or purchase in the pop-up “Add Files” panel. Choose at least one iTunes M4V file and click “Add” to begin importing iTunes M4V 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 iTunes M4V into TunesCopy, you can 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 a file 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 iTunes M4V and Convert M4V to MP4
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from iTunes 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.
Now that you have sucessfully removed DRM from iTunes M4V, you can start to play those M4V smoothly on common media players. Enjoy!