[Guide] How to Remove DRM from Protected iTunes M4V Movies

Posted by Nick Orin on 10/08/2018 10:20:10 AM.
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Did you get a movie from iTunes but received 'file format not supported' message while trying to watch it on Android or other media server solutions? If so, you need to opt for an iTunes DRM removal solution because iTunes movies and TV episodes are all protected by FairPlay DRM technology, which limits the playback of iTunes videos to selected Apple devices only.

Thankfully, there are multiple options that focus on losslessly removing DRM from iTunes movies. Among them, TunesKit DRM M4V Converter is the most reliable iTunes DRM removal application that can completely remove DRM from iTunes movie rentals and purchases without any quality loss. The following guide will show you how to use this smart iTunes DRM remover to remove DRM protection from rented and purchased iTunes M4V movies/TV shows while converting the iTunes M4V to lossless MP4 so that you can freely play any iTunes video on any device and platform without limit.

iTunes M4V & DRM: What Restrictions You Need to Know

Before we starting the DRM removal process, if you still unfamiliar with the FairPlay DRM, you should firstly take a look at the details about the iTunes M4V movies and the restrictions caused by DRM.

M4V, also known as "Protected MPEG-4", is a video container format developed and used by Apple to encrypt the movies, TV shows, and music videos sold from iTunes Store with DRM protection. Because of the DRM, all iTunes movies, including the purchases and rentals, are locked and restricted to be played on iTunes compatible devices only. For iTunes rental, it only has 30-day period of validity and expires 48 hours later once being played.

Requirements to Remove DRM from iTunes Movies with TunesKit DRM M4V Converter

Believe it or not, the entire iTunes DRM removal process takes only a few clicks. Before stripping off the DRM from iTunes videos, make sure that you have downloaded all the video files you want to process from iTunes and they are already authorized to play on your Mac or PC. Now simply pay attention to the system requirements listed as below to get ready:

TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover for is workable on OS X 10.8 to macOS 10.12 Sierra and Windows XP to Win 10
• iTunes is required to be installed on the computer to ensure the success of the DRM removing
• Computer must be authorized with the same iTunes account used to purchase or rent the movies

Now you can get the free trial of this powerful iTunes DRM Remover on your Mac or Windows and begin to strip DRM off iTunes movie files losslessly.

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HowTo: Remove DRM Protection from iTunes M4V Movies with Ease

Step 1Open TunesKit DRM M4V Converter

Once you have the preparation done, you will start to remove DRM from iTunes by opening TunesKit. Press 'Library' button in order to get started and then wait until the application scans your iTunes library. This is why you need to authorize the videos on iTunes in advance.

tuneskit m4v converter interface

Step 2Select the desired iTunes M4V videos

Pick the iTunes movies (or TV shows, or music videos) that you want to remove the FairPlay DRM for. Then click 'OK' button to load the files into TunesKit. Of course, you can also drag the media files to the TunesKit conversion window straightforward if they are authorized and can play well in iTunes.

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Step 3Customize output settings

When the files are added successfully to the converter, you should find the 'Format' option at the bottom left of the conversion window, where you can choose the output format for the iTunes movies. Currently it supports Lossless MP4, Lossless M4V, HD MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, etc. Just pick up the one according to your own needs and move forward.

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Step 4Start the DRM removal and conversion process

Now simply press the 'Convert' button in TunesKit. Remember that this process can be a little bit time-consuming, mainly depends on the amount of iTunes movies you are converting, so you can leave the app open while it does the iTunes DRM removal. Make sure that you process all the desired files, so triple check your iTunes DRM removal list before you start the process.

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Step 5Start watching your DRM-free iTunes movies anywhere

You will have to wait until the process is completed. Then check the 'Converted' tab to find the converted films.

To make sure the DRM was completely removed, you are highly suggested to play the converted file in another video player aside from iTunes to check whether it could play without problem.

For a more intuitive way of the iTunes DRM removal, here's a video tutorial on how to losslessly remove DRM protection from iTunes movie purchases and rentals with TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover for Mac you can refer to.

Bottom Line: Should You Use TunesKit to Remove DRM from iTunes Movies?

If you want a fast and reliable solution that will help you remove DRM from iTunes M4V movie rentals and purchases, TunesKit can be a magnificent fit. It will deliver you the help and value you need, not to mention it works very well with a variety of video types as well. All you have to do is to download TunesKit DRM M4V Converter, give it a shot and you will find results to be second to none in the end. Don't stick with the iTunes DRM, opt for the best way to remove iTunes DRM fast and easily. Download TunesKit now and get the ultimate fairplay DRM removal solution on the market!

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