Do you want to enjoy some great movies or TV shows purchased and downloaded from iTunes Store on an Android tablet or a Kindle Fire tablet or other mobile devices? However, the videos download from your iTunes store are only allowed to play on the iOS devices. How to make it? Here, we will introduce how to play iTunes m4v video on other media player, not just on apple device. Starting now.
Part 1. Know about iTunes DRM video
We all know that iTunes Store provides plenty of movies, TV shows and music videos, and you can purchase or download video from iTunes store to play these files on your Apple tablet or enjoy on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Apple TV. However, all of them are protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM technology. The DRM protection implemented on the videos can’t be played on other players because you can only watch them on iOS device with your associated Apple ID. ITunes files that are not protected with such restrictions can be opened in VLC, MPC-HC, Miro, QuickTime, MPlayer, Windows Media Player, and probably other media players. So the solution is to remove DRM protection from DRM removal software and convert to other common formats.
This article will show you top 5 iTunes video DRM removal software below. And I will choose one of them to show you how to remove DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows.
Part 2. Top 5 iTunes Video DRM Removal 2018
No.1: Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate
Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate can be used as one of the most dedicated iTunes video DRM removal tool as it is able to convert iTunes M4V video to MP4 format. Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate can easily decrypt DRM protection and convert iTunes M4V to MP4 with 100% video quality, all subtitles and audio tracks retained. You can check the main features of Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate below.
- Remove DRM protection from iTunes movies, TV shows, music and even audiobook
- Remove DRM protection from rental movies and save as DRM-free MP4 on PC permanently for free use
- It performs 50X faster conversion speed with lossless output video quality
- Fully compatible with Windows 10, iTunes 12.7.3 and macOS Sierra
- Enjoy free update, and it supports 12 kinds of languages
No.2: Pavtube ChewTune
Pavtube ChewTune is the drm removal tool and it also works as the audio/video converter. As a normal media remover, it converts iTunes audio and video to usual formats. But when trying to convert a DRM protected iTunes M4V video, it will pop up a dialog and tell you that this version is only compatible with iTunes10.5 in order to remove DRM. If you use it in an old machine with iTunes 10.5, ChewTube may be a good choice. But if you are running iTunes 12, you will only get a 1KB MP4 video. That is to say, remove iTunes M4V DRM protection only if you iTunes version are 10.4.1, 10.5 or 10.5.1
Aimersoft DRM Media Converter works as well-known windows drm removal software, it can help legally bypass digital copyright protection from M4V video that downloaded or purchased from iTunes. It will install a virtual sound card for audio recording when adding an iTunes M4V video to this program after start conversion. However, it uses the traditional recording method to crack drm. Sometimes the output media quality maybe in lower-quality and the converting speed is relatively low.
NO.4: SoundTaxi Pro + VideoRip
SoundTaxi Pro + VideoRip can convert normal video formats and audio formats, remove DRM protection by recording, copy output files to iPod and burn audio tracks to CD. When adding an iTunes M4V video to SoundTaxi, it can detect that it’s a DRM protected video, then pop up a dialog and ask you to open the specific website to download and install DRM removal plugin to start remove drm-protection from iTunes video. In addition, the removing process only can be operated on Windows Media Player.
Audials TuneBite 2018 Platinum is actually a video/audio recorder rather than DRM removal tool. It can record online streaming video to save as MP4. Therefore, all DRM protected iTunes videos that you can play on your computer can be recorded to mp4 format. It works as a media converter to convert iTunes videos to drm-free files. By using Audials Tunebite 2018 Platinum, you can record video and audio from iTunes Store. However, you will get low-quality files because lacking of audio tracks and subtitle tracks after long-time operating. Audials TuneBite 2018 Platinum is only available for Windows.
Part 3. Extension: How to remove DRM from iTunes video with Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate
To remove DRM protection from iTunes videos, there are many ways to get the final effect. In generally, all solutions can be described two ways, decryption and recording. Decryption is definitely the better way. Decryption can remove DRM protection fast and convert to MP4 video without quality loss, while recording is time-consuming and you can only get low quality video. Today, I would take Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate as example to show you how to remove DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows.
Step 1: Add iTunes videos to Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate
Downloaded Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate through the buttons above and launch it. Load the target iTunes movies or TV shows to the program by clicking “Add Files” button in the middle of main interface or “Add Files” on the sub-menu bar, all m4v video you downloaded from iTunes store can be added into this program. So, you can import more than one files at a time.
Step 2: Select Parameters for Output DRM-free MP4 videos
Make use of the editing button to choose parameters for the converted DRM-free videos, such as audio tracks and subtitles.
Step 3: Set Position to Save Output Files
Take advantage of the “Output” bar to select a computer position to save the output files that have been converted by this software.
Step 4: Remove DRM and Convert iTunes DRM-protected movies to DRM-free MP4
Afterwards, you need to click the “Convert” button to start removing DRM and convert the input files into DRM-free MP4. A percentage bar in the interface will show you the process clearly.
Step 5: Check Converted DRM-free MP4 Files
After the process comes to an end, you can tap the “Converted” button to see all the DRM-free MP4 files.
Still looking for the best conversion program for remove the DRM from iTunes Music, EBooks and Videos? Here I introduced top 5 program alternatives for you. If you want to convert files with easy-to-operating interface, using as few clicks as possible, I really recommend you to try Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate, which is especially suited to quickly setting up a conversion for iTunes purchased and rented M4V videos, it must the right choice. Besides, as an all-in-one iTunes DRM removal suite, it also can remove DRM protection from iTunes M4P music and M4B audiobook so that you can freely enjoy on various devices.