Thanks to the fast growing media converter technology, it becomes possible to extract audio tracks from almost all video files. Well, by saying this, we don't include some specially encoded videos. Here we are talking about the iTunes movies and TV shows. Unlike the simple process to extract audios from common video files, it's absolutely no easy job to extract audio tracks from iTunes videos as they are protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM. In other words, there are only few video converters or audio extractors supports such kind of protected M4V videos. But don't worry. Here in this article, we'll introduce two simple solutions for you in order to extract the audios from DRM-protected iTunes M4V movies and TV shows while saving the output audios as DRM-free formats, such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, etc. according to your own needs.
Introduce Two Best Ways to Extract Audios from iTunes M4V Videos
1. Using Audio Recording Software
The most straight-forward way to extract audios from iTunes videos is using the audio recorders. It's easier to get the task done as you can leave your computer alone and let it record the songs while playing back the iTunes videos. Fortunately there are a lot of audio recording software you can find from the Internet and most of them are free.
Here we take Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder as an example. It is a free online app to record any audio from computer's sound card and microphone. It has powerful recording capabilities, and runs very well on both Windows and Mac systems. To use this smart audio recorder, you are only required to play the iTunes movies and click Start Recording button and it will record the sound for you as expected. In general, this audio recorder will record and save audio as MP3 format by default. But it also supports other formats, such as WMA, WAV, OGG and AAC. You can change the output audio format from Tools.
Note: The disadvantage of this method you'll keep in mind is that there might be much quality loss in the output audio tracks. If you are looking for higher quality for the exported audios, you can simply refer to the following solution by using a third-party iTunes DRM M4V converter tool.
2. Using iTunes M4V to Audio Converter
The mighty audio extractor for iTunes M4V videos we'll recommend here is TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac. It is a smart DRM remover and iTunes M4V video converter specially designed to remove iTunes DRM protection and convert the M4V videos to various unprotected formats, including extracting audio tracks from any iTunes movie by exporting the audios to common MP3, AAC, WMA, etc. The following guide will show you how to use this professional audio extractor to convert the DRM-ed iTunes M4V videos to unprotected audio formats with a few clicks only.
How-to: Convert iTunes M4V Videos to DRM-free Audio Formats
Step 1Add iTunes M4V file
Double click to launch TunesKit DRM M4V Converter and click on the "Add Files" button. There will be a popup window showing all the movies, TV shows or music videos in your iTunes library. Then you can choose the video you want to extract audio from and click "OK" to load it to the converter.
Step 2Choose output audio format
Now click the Format section in the bottom left of TunesKit to set the format for the output audio file. It provides multiple common audio output formats, including MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, OGG, etc. Choose the one you want and adjust audio parameters, like sample rate, bit rate, etc. before moving to the next step.
Step 3Start extracting audio from iTunes video
Now you can let the application remove the DRM and extract audio from iTunes M4V movie or TV episode by clicking "Convert" button.
It will work at 30X faster speed when converting the iTunes M4V movies to DRM-free audios. Once the conversion finishes, you can find the output audio files in the folder you previously set before conversion. Then you can use some free audio cutter or tools like that to cut the file from the specific music starts time to the end so that you can get the ex tact audio file to enjoy.
TunesKit DRM iTunes Video Converter is a simple way to extract audio from iTunes videos to MP3, AAC, WAV and other formats for easy playback on any device, including Apple iPod, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BalckBerry PlayBook, Kindle Fire, HTC phones, Motorola Droids, car radio, and any popular MP3 player, etc. With a friendly interface, every one can handle it easily to extract audio tracks from any protected iTunes videos.
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