As you may know. iTunes videos are comprised of iTunes movies and iTunes TV shows, and those videos are contained in M4V format. iTunes M4V videos are under the protection of Apple’s Digital Rights Management, better known as DRM. We can either purchase or rent iTunes videos for enjoyment. No matter how we get iTunes videos, iTunes M4V videos are limited in ways of playback. No more than five devices are allowed to play back iTunes purchases or rentals as one Apple ID can authorize only five devices. Worse still, we cannot play back those iTunes M4V videos on our Android devices.
As a big fan of iTunes videos, I would like to transfer iTunes M4V videos to my Galaxy S7 Edge device for convenient playback on the go, but I failed each time I tried. After figuring out that it is because of DRM’s protection, I realized that I needed to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos before I could enjoy the videos unlimitedly.
To remove iTunes DRM, it requires an iTunes DRM media converter or a piece of iTunes DRM removal software. I spent time looking for a qualified iTunes DRM removal program, but none delivered satisfactory results. I almost gave up, but later came across Leawo TunesCopy, the best iTunes DRM media converter I have ever seen. I fell in love with Leawo TunesCopy instantly when it successfully removed DRM from iTunes M4V videos and converted M4V to common MP4.
This professional iTunes DRM media converter is highly praised for its 1:1 quality-loss DRM removal feature. To put it more succinctly, Tunescopy is able to preserve 100% original quality of source iTunes M4V videos during the DRM removal process, allows users to freely choose subtitles and audio tracks for storing in the output MP4 file, and allows preserving all of them including Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Without the need to decode and encode video, the iTunes DRM media converter is 50 times faster in removing DRM from iTunes M4V and converting M4V to MP4 compared to competitors. Most importantly, the program has an easy-to-use interface. Thus it is easy to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos with the help of Leawo TunesCopy. Download and install Leawo TunesCopy onto your computer, then follow the step-by-step guide below to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos.
Step 1: Add iTunes M4V.
After entering the main interface of TunesCopy, you can click the “Add Files” button on the sub-menu bar or the “Add Files” button in the middle of program interface to browse and choose iTunes M4V rental or purchase in the pop-up “Add Files” panel. Choose at least one iTunes M4V file and click “Add” to begin importing iTunes M4V into TunesCopy. TunesCopy allows you to import all files at once by clicking the “Add All” button.
Step 2: Choose Audio Tracks and Subtitles.
After importing iTunes M4V into TunesCopy, you can choose one file and click the “Remove” button to remove the file from the list. The “Clear” button on the sub-menu bar is designed for removing all files in the list at one time. Before removing DRM from iTunes M4V, you can choose a file and click the “Edit” button to freely choose audio tracks and subtitles for storing in the output MP4 video file.
Step 3: Set Output Directory.
Click the “…” button at the bottom of the “Home” list to set an output directory for containing output MP4 files.
Step 4: Start to Remove DRM from iTunes M4V and Convert M4V to MP4.
Click the blue “Convert” button at the bottom for removing DRM from iTunes M4V and converting M4V to MP4. After a while, the iTunes DRM removal and conversion process will be completed. Note: Before the conversion process takes place, you will be asked to authorize the computer for playing the iTunes video if you have not yet authorized the computer to do so.
Step 5: Locate Converted Video File.
After conversion is completed you can find the converted iTunes video file now in MP4 video format under the “Converted” section. You can click the “Open file” option at the end of a target file to open the output MP4 file. Alternatively, you can make use of the quick searching bar at the bottom for faster locating.
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