Windows Movie Maker, also known as Windows Live Movie Maker, is a free video editing software developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows Essentials suite to help Windows users create and edit videos and slide shows as well as share the movies online. However, not all videos can be imported into Windows Movie Maker for editing, including the movies downloaded from iTunes Store. Generally speaking, movies and TV episodes purchased from iTunes are protected by Apple's DRM restriction, due to which these iTunes videos are encrypted in M4V format that is not allowed to be played or edited by any non-Apple products, like Windows Movie Maker.
Therefore, to successfully import the DRM-ed iTunes M4V movies into Windows Movie Maker to edit, the first yet most important concern is to remove DRM protection from those locked videos. Besides, since Windows Movie Maker doesn't support M4V file extension but only WMV, AVI, and MP4, we'll have to convert the iTunes M4V videos to the ones compatible with Windows Movie Maker as well before adding them to the video editor.
Convert iTunes M4V Movies to Windows Movie Maker with TunesKit
In this case, we need the help of a third-party DRM removal software. TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter for Windows is a smart iTunes DRM remover which can easily get rid of DRM restriction from iTunes movie purchases and rentals by converting the M4V files to non-DRM MP4 format with original video quality, AC3 5.1 audio tracks and multi-language subtitles preserved. Once the DRM is removed, we are able to freely import the DRM-free MP4 movies from iTunes to Windows Movie Maker for further editing.
HowTo: Remove DRM and Import iTunes Videos to Windows Movie Maker
If you have downloaded and installed the latest version of TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover for Windows on your computer, you may begin to remove DRM protection and import the iTunes M4V movies into Windows Movie Maker by following the tutorial step by step.
Step 1Add iTunes M4V Movies to TunesKit
Launch TunesKit iTunes to Windows Movie Maker Video Converter and load movies from iTunes library to TunesKit by either clicking "Add Files" button or directly dragging the M4V files from iTunes Media folder.
Step 2Choose Output Path, Audio Tracks & Subtitles
Once the iTunes movies are loaded successfully, you are allowed to select the output folder as well as audio tracks and subtitles before converting the M4V movies to MP4.
Step 3Convert iTunes M4V to Windows Movie Maker Supported MP4
When everything is OK, click "Convert" button to start removing DRM protection and converting iTunes M4V videos to DRM-free MP4 formats supported by Windows Movie Maker at 20x faster speed.
Step 4Import and Edit iTunes Movies with Windows Movie Maker
After the conversion, you can go to the output folder to find the unprotected iTunes movies and add them into your Windows Movie Maker for editing at anytime you want.