iTunes Movies is under Apple’s Digital Rights Management protection, better known as DRM. You may have purchased or rented movies from iTunes, and would like to enjoy those iTunes movies somewhere instead of on iTunes. As iTunes movies are protected and encrypted, it is difficult to get through Apple’s DRM project. Perhaps you can ultilize a screen recorder to get rid of iTunes DRM, but this method not only is time-wasting, but also causes some quality loss. Here in this post, an iTunes DRM removal or a DRM media converter is introduced for you to remove DRM from iTunes movies.
Part 1: Brief Introduction to iTunes Movies
iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. We can purchase and rent media on iTunes, and of course, iTunes movies are part of those iTunes purchases and rentals. Protected by Apple’s DRM project, iTunes Movies are encrypted with M4V extension.
After purchasing and renting iTunes Movies with an Apple ID, you are allowed to play those purchases and rentals on five authorized computers only. iTunes movies purchased are lifetime, but things are different for rental. Is there any way to make iTunes Movies permanent and available on other computers or devices? Yes, there is indeed. You can make good use of a professional iTunes DRM removal or a DRM media converter to achieve your aim.
Part 2: Professional iTunes Movie DRM Removal/DRM Media Converter – Leawo TunesCopy
As is said in the very beginning, a screen recording program can also help to remove DRM from iTunes movies, but it has some drawbacks. Therefore we need to switch to a professional iTunes movie DRM removal. Leawo TunesCopy is such a DRM removal, and it can play the role of a DRM media converter as well. Compared to screen recorder, the speed of removing DRM from iTunes Movies by Leawo TunesCopy is 50X faster, and TunesCopy can 100% preserve the original quality of iTunes M4V movies for keeping in the output MP4 video files. In other words, TunesCopy is able to remove iTunes movie DRM fast yet without quality loss. Moreover, this DRM media converter even allows you to select audio tracks and subtitles for keeping in the output. You can select all of them, or just one audio track and one subtitle that you are familiar with. Many multi-channel surround sounds are supported like Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Download and install Leawo TunesCopy on your computer before you start to remove DRM from iTunes Movies.
Other Practical Features of Leawo TunesCopy:
- Easy to Use even for Software Greenhand
- Compatible with All Versions of Windows Operating System
- Detailed Information of Video File Viewable
- Able to Multi-task
- Quick Searching for Target File
Part 3: How to Remove DRM from iTunes Movies with Leawo TunesCopy
After the installation of Leawo TunesCopy on your computer, kick it off to enter the main interface. Please take note that 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), and during the iTunes DRM removal process, you are not allowed to operate iTunes.
Step-by-step guide to remove DRM from iTunes Movies with Leawo TunesCopy:
Step 1: Add iTunes Movies
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 movie rental or purchase in the pop-up “Add Files” panel. Choose at least one iTunes movie file and click “Add” to begin importing iTunes movie 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 movies 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 movies, 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 Movies and Convert M4V to MP4
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from iTunes M4V movie 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 Movies, you can start to play those movies smoothly on common media players. Enjoy!