As we've discussed in the previous article about iTunes FairPlay DRM, we already know that all iTunes movies and TV episodes are DRM protected M4V videos tied to be played on Apple's devices only. Currently the most common yet simple way to break the playback restriction of the iTunes videos is to remove DRM protection from them. Although it becomes increasingly easy to get iTunes DRM removed, it's still necessary to pay attention to some essential requirements of DRM removal on iTunes videos in order to make the removing process more smooth and successful.
Based on the hands-on test experience, we've collected three most essential requirements for you to follow up when removing DRM protection from iTunes M4V movies and TV shows.
1. A Professional iTunes DRM Removal Software
Before you begin everything about the iTunes DRM removal, one thing you must keep in mind is that the only way to get rid of DRM lock from iTunes movies is to use a DRM removal application exclusively designed for iTunes. So once you decided to bypass DRM from iTunes movies or TV shows, it's important to pick up a great iTunes DRM removal software from multiple similar programs in advance.
To save your time and help you make a better decision, we would like to recommend a most popular and smartest iTunes DRM remover for you. It's called TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter developed by TunesKit Studio, a top-leading DRM removal solution for iTunes in the world. You can find the program either from Google search or directly from the official website of TunesKit. There are both Mac and Windows versions of TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover. Each version is dedicated to remove DRM protection from iTunes movie rentals and purchases while converting the DRM-protected iTunes M4V to MP4 or other unprotected video formats with 100% original video quality, subtitles and audio tracks preserved.
2. Collection of DRM-ed iTunes Movie Rentals & Purchases
A professional iTunes DRM converter, however, is not quite enough to guarantee a successful iTunes DRM removal. It requires additional conditions to avoid any unnecessary problem from occurring during the DRM removing process. Here we are talking about the movies and TV shows saved in your iTunes library.
Firstly, you should confirm that all of your iTunes movies and episodes your are going to remove DRM protection from, especially the rented ones, are playable on iTunes and not expired yet. Otherwise the removal would fail because most of the iTunes DRM video converter in the market don't work with crashed or expired iTunes videos. Besides, to remove DRM control from any iTunes movie or TV series with iTunes DRM video converter, you will be asked to authorize your computer with the same iTunes account you used to purchase or rent the movies from iTunes due to the conversion requirements.
3. A Workable Computer with iTunes Installed
Different software require different system compatibilities. So does iTunes DRM remover. That is to say, not all computer systems are capable of running certain iTunes DRM video converter. Take TunesKit iTunes DRM M4V Converter for example. The Mac version is set to be only workable on Mac OS X 10.8 or later, while the Windows version is supposed to work on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. So you'd better check the system requirements of the iTunes DRM video converter ever before installing it on your computer to make sure your computer operating system supports the program.
Last but not least, as a kindly reminder, to remove DRM and convert iTunes videos successfully, installation of the latest iTunes will always be a must-have preparation for the computer with an iTunes DRM remover equipped.
Dave Henry is a long-time TunesKiter who loves all technological things. In his free time, he likes reading about science and technology, writing for his blog, watching sci-fi films, and meditating.