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How do I register TunesKit with registration code provided

1TunesKit for Mac: Run TunesKit and click the menu bar from TunesKit. Select "Registration". Then copy and paste the registration name and registration key as it requires. Click "OK" to finish registration.

2TunesKit for Windows: Launch TunesKit and click menu icon. Choose "Register" in drop-down list. Then fullfil the registration form with user ID and license key you have received from email.

Please note that the registration is case sensitive. So please do not add any blank at the beginning or the end of the registration name and registration code.

What can I do if the registration code is invalid

Firstly please make sure you have entered the license code correctly. Then please check whether there is any special characters in registration name. Since TunesKit only recognizes English characters, you'd better contact us to apply for a new one if your have received an user ID with special characters in it.

Can't install TunesKit on Mac Mavericks and Mountain Lion

You'll get a Gatekeeper message saying that "TunesKit can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer" when you try to install TunesKit on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks.

To bypass the Gatekeeper alert and install TunesKit on Mac, simply go to "System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Allow applications downloaded from > Anywhere".

What does error code 1000, 1002, 1003, 1004 and 1006 mean

If you unfortunately encountered the errors during conversion, please refer to the following solutions to get them fixed:

1Error Code 1000

Cause: iTunes can't be launched normally

Solution: Manually close iTunes and TunesKit and then relaunch it

2Error Code 1002

Cause: The iTunes M4V file is unauthorized

Solution: Authorize the movie files in iTunes and relaunch the program

3Error Code 1003

Cause: The movie file is from external drive or Internet shares and they have been disconnected after the file was added to TunesKit

Solution: Keep the external drive or Internet connected to computer during conversion.

4Error Code 1004

Cause: Error occurs while converting a specific track

Solution: Relaunch iTunes and TunesKit. Once the M4V file is added to TunesKit, convert it directly without customizing any settings for audio or subtitle track.

5Error Code 1006

Cause: Error occurs while converting the iTunes files

Solution: Close other programs running in the background. Relaunch iTunes and TunesKit.

The program requires registration each time I launch it

You can fix this problem by installing TunesKit for Windows as administrator. To do that, you need to right-click on the setup file and select "Run as administrator". Then enter the administrator's password for your computer and install TunesKit.

iTunes crashes during conversion

The causes of iTunes crash can be varied. It might be used by other programs besides TunesKit, or you may have operated iTunes during conversion.

To solve this problem, please simply close other programs which are lauched in background while you are using TunesKit. If that doesn't fix the problem, please let us know by contacting us at: support@tuneskit.com

Can't load iTunes movies from external drive

If you have a large amount of iTunes movies saved in an external drive instead of the default iTunes library location, you'll find you couldn't directly load the iTunes movies by clicking the "Add Files" button in the program.

To solve this problem, please simply drag and drop the movie files from the external drive to the program. If that doesn't fix the problem, please contact us at: support@tuneskit.com

TunesKit can't find the rental movies when I click "Add Files" button.

Sometimes, TunesKit can't find the iTunes rental movies when clicking "Add Files" button to add movies. We suggest you should manually drag and drop the iTunes rental files to TunesKit instead. And we will optimize our product in future version.

Is it normal to receive "Play" command from iTunes everytime when I start the conversion?

Yes. It's normal. And you have to accept the "Play" command to run the conversion successfully. TunesKit will send the "Play" command to iTunes everytime when you start convert iTunes movies to make sure if the computer is authorized to play the movie or not. If the movie can't be played on the computer, TunesKit can't convert the movie as well.

When I try to install the TunesKit for Windows, my anti-virus program detected that it contains virus. What's wrong?

Please just ignore the warning. TunesKit for Windows is a newly released application. We haven't applied the Code Signing Certificates from Microsoft yet. That's why we get the warning. But we are sure the program won't make any damage to your computer.

There is no video in the converted MP4 video, only audio converted. Why?

Please make sure you can play the original iTunes movies on your computer at first. If the original videos can be played fine, please let us know the movie name, file size and the detailed computer information. Contact us at: support@tuneskit.com

Can't add or convert iTunes files with TunesKit after upgrading to iTunes 12.1

Many users have found that after upgrading to the latest release of iTunes 12.1, TunesKit for Windows didn't work properly. If you are now facing such a problem, please kindly note that this is because the new iTunes 12.1 is made to a full 64-bit application that is not supported by the current version of TunesKit. Our programmers are now working on it and trying to fix the problem ASAP. But before the official solution is available, we suggest you not to install the new iTunes 12.1 update if you have not done it yet. But if for any chance you have already upgraded to the new version, please downgrade it to the previous 12.0.1 (32-bit) of iTunes in order to use TunesKit properly. Please follow this tutorial to find out how to downgrade iTunes 12.1 to 12.0.1.

Update: The issue was resolved already. TunesKit for Windows fully supports the latest iTunes 12.4 or later now.

Lose AC3 5.1 surround sound after conversion with TunesKit?

Some users may find that after conversion, there's no AC3 5.1 surround sound contained in the converted iTunes movies when playback. In fact, the AC3 5.1 audio is retained in the output file, but not all media players could support playing AC3 5.1 sound. That has something to do with AC3 codec authorisation but not with TunesKit. To be more specifically, if you test the original iTunes movies with AC3 5.1 audio track in iTunes, you'll find there's no audio if you select the AC3 5.1 track while playing. In this case, we suggest you try VLC media player or KMPlayer that have been authorized with the AC3 codec. For other media players, you may need to purchase or install specific AC3 5.1 codec in order to play the AC3 audio properly.

What are the advantages of TunesKit compared with others

Unlike other iTunes DRM remover in the market, TunesKit is an innovative M4V converter exclusively designed to remove DRM from both rented and purchased iTunes movies and TV shows. It's able to convert hundreds of iTunes DRM M4V videos in batch within just a few minutes, 20X faster than any other similar DRM removal tool in the world.

What is the difference between trial version and registered version

With the trial version of TunesKit, you can only convert the first 5 minutes of each iTunes movies or TV shows. Only the registered version of TunesKit will allow you to convert the whole DRM protected movie files from iTunes.

What if I didn't receive the registration code after payment

Generally you will receive the registration code via e-mail within one hour after the order is issued successfully. If you didn't receive the code in time, please directly contact us at support@tuneskit.com

How can I know my order is successful

Generally speaking, once the order is processed successfully, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the payment platform. After that, you will receive another e-mail with registration code provided from us within an hour.

Why is there a "Download Protection" service while placing an order

The Download Protection is a kind of service provided by RegNow, the online payment platform to backup the software you purchased. It's not offered by us. If you don't need this service, we kindly suggest you remove it before making any payment.

Can I purchase a CD

We provide download versions of TunesKit instead of CD copies. You don't need to buy CDs as the products will be upgraded constantly and you can download the latest versions of the product from our website without any limitations.