iTunes videos are known to be protected by Apple’s Digital Rights Management schemes, short named as DRM. iTunes DRM are designed to stop the widespreading of iTunes videos including iTunes Movies and iTunes TV Shows. Thanks to iTunes DRM, iTunes videos can only be played on authorized devices by an Apple ID that be used to purchase or rent those videos. In order to play iTunes videos elsewhere other than on iTunes, you have to remove iTunes DRM first.
Utilizing a screen recording program is one way for you to remove iTunes DRM. However, recording screen takes time, from the very beginning to the very end of a video file. Not only time-wasting, recording screen to remove iTunes DRM will definitely cause quality loss. If you are looking for a way to remove iTunes DRM losslessly, you have come to the right place. Check out the post before you proceed to remove DRM from iTunes videos.
Part 1: Lossless iTunes DRM Removal Software – Leawo TunesCopy
We have ruled out screen recording method for removing iTunes DRM losslessly. Instead, we need to switch to lossless iTunes DRM removal software. Here I will introduce Leawo TunesCopy to you. As lossless DRM removal software for iTunes, Leawo TunesCopy helps remove iTunes DRM losslessly and convert iTunes videos losslessly. Firstly, the software removes DRM from iTunes M4V videos. Then, the software acts the role of a DRM media converter to convert iTunes videos losslessly by converting M4V to MP4.
Download and install Leawo TunesCopy on your computer before you start to remove DRM from iTunes videos.
Part 2: How to Remove iTunes DRM Losslessly 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 losslessly remove DRM from iTunes videos with Leawo TunesCopy:
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.
See? It is easy to remove DRM iTunes videos losslessly with the help of Leawo TunesCopy. After that, you can enjoy iTunes videos unlimitedly.