How to Remove DRM Protection from iTunes M4V on Windows
If you like to purchase or rent movies from Apple iTunes store, you will face the problem when you want to play the downloaded video files on some portable devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 3, HTC One M8, Google Nexus 5 and other media players. You will only find out that it doesn’t allow you to transfer those iTunes movie purchases or rentals to non-Apple devices. Sound unbelievable? You can’t even transfer the iTunes movies you have already purchased to any devices you like. Yes, that’s really frustrated. But have you ever heard of the word “DRM” or “FairPlay”? It would be easy for you to understand the situation if so.
DRM, short for Digital Rights Management, is a policy applied by some companies to protect the right of their digital contents. When it comes to iTunes movies, Apple adopted the FairPlay DRM policy to prevent the videos and audios in iTunes store from being copied or shared freely. So all iTunes movies are encoded and saved in DRM protected M4V format which doesn’t allow users to play them on non-Apple players, including Android or Windows phones and tablets. And for iTunes M4V rentals, it would be even worse since users only get 24 hours or 48 hours to finish watching those movies once they started.
Any Way to Get Rid of DRM from iTunes Movies?
So is there any possibility to crack the DRM protection from those iTunes M4V movies so that we can watch them at anytime and on any portable players as we wish? The good news is yes there are multiple DRM media converter software which can remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert the M4V to DRM-free formats, like MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG that are supported by almost all mobile devices so far. But the bad news is - they are not free.
The iTunes DRM media converter recommended here is called Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, which is currently one of the best iTunes DRM remover for Windows users in both price and performance. With this all-in-one DRM killer application, you can get iTunes DRM M4V and almost all other DRM-ed videos and audios like protected WMV, ASF, AA, M4A, M4B, M4P, M4R files downloaded from BBC iPlayer, Xbox Live, Amazon, Audible etc. converted into DRM-free media formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPEG, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, WMV, etc so as to play them on devices like Samsung Note 3, Galaxy S5, HTC One and much more.
Tutorial: Bypass DRM from iTunes M4V Movie Purchase or Rentals on Windows
Things need to be done before begin to remove iTunes DRM:
- Install iTunes and Aimersoft iTunes M4V Converter on PC; Free Trial
- Purchase or rent iTunes DRM movies.
Now, follow the three steps below to remove DRM from iTunes M4V movies on Windows with this powerful iTunes DRM M4V converter.
Step 1. Launch Aimersoft iTunes M4V Converter and import iTunes movies to the program by clicking “Add” button;
Step 2. Click "Video Files to" dropdown list and then choose any format (WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, etc) as output.
Step 3. Start to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V by clicking “Start” button.
Wait for a while and you will get iTunes movies in DRM-free format through “Find Target” button. Be ready to transfer them into any media players!