iTunes Movie Ripper – How to Rip Video from iTunes as MP4

Posted by Nick Orin on Mar 3, 2020 10:20 AM.
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iTunes Store, one software-based digital media store developed by Apple, has offered 75,000 movies, 35,000 TV shows and 40 million songs, etc. to more than 575 million active users all over the world. For users, you have two ways to enjoy the films in the iTunes Store, either by purchasing or renting. However, we still cannot watch them on non-Apple device or the Apple device without the same Apple account authorization, even if we have paid for them. For renting videos, we even need to finish enjoying them within 48 hours once we start viewing the films.

This is because Apple has used DRM encryption to encode the videos as M4V format, in order to protect the copyright of the movies and TV shows. Therefore, we could not copy iTunes films freely or export them outside the iTunes library. To break the restriction, you need an iTunes movie ripper to rip videos from iTunes and save as MP4 format. In this post, you will learn two ways to rip DRM from iTunes movie rentals and purchases, so that you can enjoy them offline on any device and player in the future.

Part 1. Rip iTunes Movies to MP4 with Movie Converter
Part 2. Rip iTunes Movies to MP4 with Screen Recorder

Part 1. Rip iTunes Movies to MP4 via TunesKit iTunes Movie Converter

The Tool You'll Need: TunesKit iTunes Movie Ripper

The first effective method to rip video from iTunes Store is to use TunesKit M4V Converter. This is a professional iTunes ripper that specially designed to rip off the DRM protection from iTunes movies, TV episodes, music videos, etc. without hurting the original audio tracks and subtitles. With the smart TunesKit M4V Converter, you can not only get rid of the DRM, but also convert the iTunes movies from M4V to MP4, or other common video formats. Thus, you can freely enjoy the purchased or rented iTunes videos on any device without Internet connection.

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Features of TunesKit iTunes Ripper:

  • Rip DRM from iTunes film, TV shows, music videos
  • Convert iTunes M4V to MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, etc.
  • Convert iTunes videos at 30X faster speed
  • Retain lossless quality up to 1080/720p
  • Easy to operate and can be converted in a few clicks
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Simple Guide to Rip DRM from iTunes Movies

So how can we do it? The following is the quick guide to help you rip iTunes movies by using TunesKit M4V Converter.

Step 1 Download and Launch TunesKit M4V Converter

First of all, click the Download button above to install the TunesKit M4V Converter on your Mac or PC computer, and then open it. Click the "Library" button on the top bar and select the iTunes movies you want to rip. Then hit the OK button to load them.

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Step 2 Select output format, audio tracks and subtitles

Once iTunes videos are imported, you can then select the audio tracks and subtitles for each film according to your preference. Then click the "Format" button to choose an output format. You can keep the default MP4 (Lossless), if you don't want any quality loss.

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Step 3 Start to rip DRM from iTunes videos

After all settings are ready, you can now click the "Convert" button to start the conversion. TunesKit M4V Converter will begin to rip your iTunes movies automatically and save them as MP4 format. A few minutes later, you will get all your non-DRM iTunes films in MP4 format.

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Part 2. Rip iTunes Movies to MP4 via TunesKit Screen Recorder

Besides TunesKit iTunes Movie Downloader, other screen recording tools can also be a good helper to rip iTunes M4V videos to MP4, such as TunesKit Screen Recorder.

It's a powerful audio recording solution that is able to record any video activity on the desktop with high quality, including web-based browser, software-based media player, video tutorial, etc. In addition, this video recorder can help you set the preferences based on your needs, such as save the recordings to MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEG, etc., make a scheduled recording, etc. Now let's see the detailed instruction on ripping video from iTunes to MP4 with TunesKit Screen Recorder.

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Step 1. Launch TunesKit Screen Recorder and choose the Video Recording mode. Then get ready of your iTunes movie and click the "+" button to customize the recording area.

Step 2. Click on the Setting icon and then click the "Format" button to select the output format as MP4 format. You can also adjust other settings as you like.

Step 3. Now click the REC button while starting playing your iTunes video. TunesKit will start to record after 3-second countdown. When the movie finished, you can play the Stop button to end it.

The Final Thoughts

So these are 2 useful ways to rip video from iTunes with clear instructions. You can pick the one you like. As for me, I prefer to use TunesKit M4V Converter to rip iTunes videos as it's capable of removing DRM from iTunes shortly. By using TunesKit Screen Recorder, the ripping process is also simple but it seems to be time-consuming. So why not try the more effective one?

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