"Hi How do I upload iTunes videos to YouTube? I just purchased some iTunes videos and would like to upload these iTunes videos to YouTube. Is there any way to do this?"

This has been a common question online. Many people would like uploading downloaded videos from iTunes to YouTube. In this guide, we would like to tell you why you can't upload iTunes videos to YouTube directly and the best solution for uploading downloaded videos from iTunes to YouTube.

Part 1: Brief Introduction to iTunes and YouTube

iTunes and YouTube must have been 2 of the most well-known things in the world. As an all-inclusive data manager, iTunes is a combo of media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application. Apple users could purchase and download videos, movies, music and others on iTunes Store, manage downloaded items, sync iOS data and files, play back downloaded media files, etc.

Introduction to iTunes and YouTube

On the other hand, YouTube could be considered as the most popular online video sharing site that enables you to upload, play, like, share and comment videos/music in almost all categories. You could access this video sharing service on computer, tablets and mobile phones. With special programs, you could even download YouTube videos to local drive for offline watching.

Part 2: Why Can't We Upload Videos from iTunes Directly

Many people want to upload iTunes videos to YouTube but failed to do so. Why? Actually, one thing we should get to know about iTunes videos is the DRM protection. Short for Digital Right Management, DRM is a set of access control technologies for restricting the use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works. To make it simple, DRM is a protection that restrict the DRM protected content from being used in other ways like uploading to YouTube or Facebook, editing in FCP or Photoshop, etc.

Apple has been imposing DRM protection upon its content all the time to protect the copyright. iTunes videos are no exception. Therefore, when you try to directly upload downloaded videos from iTunes to YouTube, you will be failed.

So the question turns to be: is there any solution to remove DRM protection upon iTunes videos and upload videos to YouTube? Of course yes. The below content would show you how to remove DRM from iTunes videos for uploading to YouTube.

Part 3: How to Convert iTunes Videos for YouTube

To upload videos from iTunes to YouTube, you need to firstly remove DRM protection from iTunes videos. Leawo Prof. DRM is the best iTunes DRM removal tool you could get for removing iTunes DRM protection upon iTunes videos, music and audiobooks. It’s actually an all-inclusive toolkit that could remove iTunes DRM protection from video, music, audiobooks, Audible audiobooks, eBooks from Kobo, Kindle and Adobe Digital Editions, and then convert these media files to DRM free files.

The below guide would show you how to convert iTunes videos for uploading to YouTube step by step. Check the guide carefully to learn how to upload iTunes videos to YouTube.

Download and install Leawo Prof. DRM on your computer according to your computer system.

Note: You need to authorize the computer by signing in with your Apple ID that you used to purchase or rent the video file (movie and TV show). During the iTunes DRM removal process, you are not allowed to operate iTunes.

Step 1: Add iTunes videos

Launch Leawo Prof. DRM and then on the main interface click the "Add Files" button. Then, choose the iTunes videos you want to upload to YouTube from the folder you've downloaded iTunes videos to on your computer.

Add Kindle eBooks

Step 2: Choose audio tracks and subtitles

If necessary, you could choose audio tracks and subtitles from loaded iTunes videos. Click the pencil icon on each loaded iTunes video and then choose desired subtitles and audio tracks. You could choose all of them for output.

Choose audio tracks and subtitles

Step 3: Set output directory

Now, you need to set output directory for iTunes video converting after setting subtitles and audio tracks. Move mouse to the bottom and you will see an “Output” box, in which you could choose an output directory.

Set an output folder

Step 4: Convert iTunes videos

Finally, hit the bottom right blue "Convert" button to start to convert iTunes videos with Leawo Prof. DRM. The conversion would start instantly upon a click on the "Convert" button. You could then view all the converting progresses on the converting panel.

Remove DRM from M4V


1. You may have found that there is no DRM related operation in the above guide. Actually, the DRM removal works in the background. It requires no operation. Once the conversion finishes, the output files would be DRM-free files.

2. By default, Leawo Prof. DRM will remove DRM protection from iTunes videos and convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4 videos without DRM protection. Therefore, you will get final results in MP4 format, which is accepted by YouTube.

Now, when the conversion finishes, you could then open YouTube site, log in with your YouTube account, and then upload converted iTunes videos to YouTube freely.