If you are considering how to transfer iTunes files to USB or flash drive, then keep looking for solutions no more. Here in this post I will show you how to transfer iTunes to USB.
When speaking of iTunes files, the first kind that comes to my mind is iTunes DRM videos. iTunes videos are protected by Apple’s Fairplay Digital Rights Management, better known as DRM. Actually not only iTunes videos, but also iTunes music files are under Apple’s DRM protection. On this occasion, you need to remove DRM protection from iTunes files before you start to transfer iTunes DRM to USB. As for DRM-free iTunes files, it is much easier to transfer those files from iTunes to USB.
Part 1: iTunes DRM Files: Remove DRM Protection from iTunes File and then Copy iTunes File to USB
There is a high possibility that you will run into iTunes DRM videos including iTunes DRM movies and iTunes DRM TV Shows. So, how to put iTunes DRM videos on USB? How to put iTunes DRM movies on USB? How to put iTunes TV Shows on USB? Here I will show you how to remove DRM protection from iTunes video files before starting to transfer iTunes video files to USB. To do it, an iTunes DRM removal program is necessary. Here I strongly recommend Leawo Prof. DRM to you. As a professional iTunes DRM removal program, Leawo Prof. DRM helps remove DRM protection from iTunes video files. Also, playing the role of an iTunes DRM media converter, the program is able to convert iTunes DRM M4V video to common MP4 video during the process of DRM removing. The program makes the whole DRM removal and format conversion process extremely easy giving that the UI is user-friendly. Moreover, Prof. DRM allows users to freely choose subtitles and audio tracks including Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound for keeping in the output file.
Download and install Leawo Prof. DRM on your PC, and kick off the program to get ready for DRM removal process before you put iTunes DRM videos on USB.
Guide on how to remove DRM protection from iTunes videos with Leawo Prof. DRM:
Step 1: Add iTunes DRM Movies
On the main interface of Prof. DRM, 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 Prof. DRM. Prof. DRM 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
Step 4: Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Videos
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from iTunes M4V and converting to MP4 video. 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.
Actually, with Leawo Prof. DRM, you could do far more than simple iTunes media conversion to remove DRM protection from iTunes videos. Also, you could use Leawo Prof. DRM to remove iTunes DRM, and convert iTunes DRM video to DRM-free MP4 file, convert iTunes DRM music to DRM-free MP3 file, convert iTunes and Audible audiobook to DRM-free MP3 audio file, an eBook converter that could convert eBooks from Kindle, Kobo and Adobe Digital Edition, and Spotify song downloader to download and convert Spotify songs for unlimited offline listening, etc.
Part 2: How to Remove DRM from iTunes for Copying to USB Drive with Requiem
If your are looking for a free iTunes DRM removal tool to help you remove DRM protection upon iTunes media files including video (movies, TV shows, videos), music and audiobooks for USB drive, Requiem will be a wonderful choice. Requiem is an open source, free DRM-removing software tool developed in Java. Even if it hasn’t been updated for several years, it’s still capable of removing Fairplay DRM from Tunes. The thing is, Requiem only works with iTunes 10.7, which is already a seriously outdated version of iTunes.
Follow the below steps to learn how to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos with the help of Requiem for transferring to USB drive.
1. Make sure your iTunes version is 10.7. if not, uninstall your iTunes and install the 10.7 edition on your computer.
2. Since Requiem requires Java Runtime environment, you need to set it up on your PC. Visit the official download page and look for a JRE download button. Download and install Java Runtime environment.
3. Download and install Requiem on your computer.
4. Open Requiem and wait for the initial configuration to be over. The first time you run it, Requiem will automatically scan your iTunes account for any DRM protected files. After it locates the files, it will automatically begin to strip them of their DRM.
5. You may need to authorize your iTunes with your Apple ID and password.
6. When it’s done, you should get a message saying “Successfully Removed DRM”. Now all that’s left to do is to navigate to your iTunes Media folder and see if the DRM-protected version has been replaced with an unprotected version.
Frankly, you will learn that Requiem only removes the DRM protection from your iTunes M4V videos, M4P music and audiobooks. These iTunes media files would still be in their original file formats, which could be accepted by USB drive but not be accepted by various other media players or devices. You are suggested to use Leawo Video Converter to convert the DRM-free iTunes media files to other popular media file formats like MP3 and MP4 before you try to transfer the converted DRM-free iTunes media files to USB drive.
Requiem is available for both Windows and OSX. It is totally free of charge. However, you need to know that Requiem is only compatible with iTunes 10.7, and it only removes DRM protection, has no effect on converting iTunes M4V video to other DRM-free video formats like MP4 or MOV. Simply from this point of view, Leawo Prof. DRM is a better choice. What’s more, Leawo Prof. DRM offers more solutions on other media files including eBooks from Kindle, Kobo and Adobe Digital Edition, and Spotify songs downloading.
Tunes DRM-Free Files: Directly Transfer Files from iTunes to USB or Flash Drive
As for iTunes DRM-free files, such as song playlist on iTunes music library, you can directly transfer iTunes files from iTunes to USB or flash drive. Check out the guide below to learn how to put iTunes on USB, how to backup iTunes on USB, and how to save iTunes on USB.
Guide on how to transfer iTunes to USB:
- 1) Plug your USB or flash drive to computer;
- 2) Open the iTunes on computer and find the iTunes files;
- 3) Open the USB or flash drive on computer;
- 4) Select the files on iTunes you want to transfer to flash drive or USB and then drag them to USB.
Or, you could also try some 3rd-party iTunes alternatives to transfer iTunes DRM-free media files to USB drive like iTransfer, a professional iOS data transfer program that enables you to transfer data between iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod), iTunes and computer. One of its features superior to that of iTunes is that it won’t erase existing data in iOS devices when transferring data from iTunes to iOS devices. The below steps would show you how to transfer DRM-free iTunes files to USB drive with iTransfer:
1. Launch iTransfer and connect your USB drive to computer.
2. Choose the iTunes media files you want to transfer to USB drive from the left sidebar “iTunes > Library” successively.
3. Choose the media files you want to transfer and then right click to choose “Transfer to” option.
4. Set your USB drive as target output directory to start transferring iTunes media files to USB drive without using iTunes.
See? It is easy to transfer iTunes files to USB. Before transferring, you need to make a judgement if the iTunes files are DRM protected. If yes, you need to use method one. On the contrary, you can use method two.