As is known to us all, iTunes videos either iTunes movies or iTunes TV shows are protected by Apple’s Digital Rights Management, abbreviated as DRM. Those DRM protected iTunes videos are contained in M4V format. iTunes DRM protected M4V videos have limitations in ways of playback. One can play iTunes purchases or rentals on not more than five devices authorized by an Apple ID. In order to freely enjoy iTunes M4V videos, you need to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V videos. One of the options is to convert DRM protected M4V video to MOV. In this post, iTunes M4V to MOV conversion process is divided into two parts: first converting DRM protected M4V video to MP4 with an iTunes DRM Removal Program, and then converting MP4 to MOV with a video converter.
Part 1: iTunes DRM Removal Program – Leawo TunesCopy
Leawo TunesCopy is a professional iTunes DRM removal program and iTunes DRM media converter. This iTunes M4V video DRM removal allows you to remove DRM from iTunes purchases or rentals, be it iTunes movies or iTunes TV shows, and then save as MP4 video format. Before DRM removal process takes place, TunesCopy allows you to freely choose audio tracks and subtitles for keeping in the output MP4 video file, and even to preserve all source original audio tracks and subtitles. Without the need to decode and encode video, this program is 50 times faster in removing DRM from iTunes M4V videos and saving as MP4 compared to other competitors on the market. Download and install Leawo TunesCopy on your computer, and then follow the step-by-step guide to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos.
Part 2: Remove DRM from iTunes M4V Videos and Save as MP4 Videos with Leawo TunesCopy
After the installation of Leawo TunesCopy on your computer, kick off the program to begin the first part of converting M4V to MOV: convert iTunes DRM M4V to MP4.
Guide on how to convert iTunes DRM M4V to MP4 with Leawo TunesCopy:
Step 1: Add iTunes DRM M4V Videos
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 DRM M4V videos in the pop-up “Add Files” panel. Choose at least one iTunes M4V video and click “Add” to begin importing iTunes M4V video 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 DRM M4V videos 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: Convert iTunes DRM M4V to MP4
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from iTunes M4V and converting 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 converted iTunes DRM M4V to MP4, you can add output MP4 video files into a video converter for the next part: converting MP4 to MOV.
Part 3: Convert MP4 to MOV with Leawo Video Converter
The video converter I recommend using here is Leawo Video Converter. As a professional video converter, it can convert video and audio files between 180+ formats, including MP4 to MKV, MKV to MP4, MP4 to MP3, MP4 to MOV, MP3 to AAC, etc. You can also add external subtitles for keeping in the converted result. Video editing features are also available at the same time. Download and install Leawo Video Converter on your computer, and then start to convert MP4 to MKV.
Guide on how to convert MP4 to MOV with Leawo Video Converter:
Step 1: Import source MP4 videos
Click “Add Video” icon to browse the output directoty set in Part 2 and choose source MP4 videos for importing and loading. You could load as many source videos as you have.
Step 2: Set MOV as output format
Click the drop-down box next to the “Add Photo” button, and then select “Change” option to enter a Profile window, on which you need to select MOV as output format from “Format > Common Video” group.
Note: To set parameters of output MKV files like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc., you need to reopen the drop-down box and then select “Edit” option to enter the Profile Settings panel to carry out these settings.
Step 3: Set output directory
After setting the parameters, return to the main interface. Move mouse to the big green “Convert” button and then click it to invoke output directory setting sidebar, where you could set output directory in the “Save to” box.
Step 4: Convert MP4 to MOV
Finally, click the bottom “Convert” button at the sibebar to start converting MP4 to MOV with this MP4 to MOV converter.
Now that you have successfully converted iTunes DRM M4V to MOV, you can freely enjoy those iTunes M4V videos on your MOV player. Enjoy!