We have shared with you how to convert DRM protected iTunes M4P to MP3 using TuneClone. But you may have noticed that you could only follow this guide to convert iTunes music. If you also have some movies, TV series, music videos purchased and downloaded from iTunes Store, you may be looking for a way to transfer them to a non-Apple device as well.
So why can’t you directly transfer iTunes videos to a non-Apple device? It is due that Apple uses the M4V files to encode TV episodes, movies, and music videos in the iTunes Store. The copyright of M4V files may be protected by using Apple’s FairPlay DRM copyright protection. To play a protected M4V file, the computer needs to be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. Thus, the iTune M4V files cannot be recognized and played by other video players than Apple devices like iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, etc.
The DRM Media Converter adopts the technology of record play and save the recording to get iTunes video files converted to plain MP4 files. Let’s take a look at the step-by-step guide of converting DRM protected iTunes M4V to MP4 using this converter.
1. Download DRM Media Converter, install and launch it.
2. Import DRM iTunes M4V files
You can import DRM iTunes M4V files in three ways:
a. Load files by clicking the “Add…” button.
b. Directly drag and drop files to the left main window.
c. Right click on the left main window and click “Add files”.
3. Select output format
By clicking the “Video files to:” box, you can select output format for the source DRM iTunes M4V files. For example, if you want to convert DRM iTunes M4V to MP4, you can choose “Common Video” from drop-down list and choose “MP4 Video” as the output format.
Note: This DRM Media Converter also allows you to customize the video and audio parameters for the output files if the default settings don’t fit your needs. Just click the “Settings…” button to adjust the video and audio parameters.
4. Start to convert DRM iTunes M4V to MP4
Click the “Start” button to begin to convert DRM iTunes M4V to MP4.
Customize your conversion using the three tabs located in the Options menu:
a. From the General tab, specify your preferred destination folder for saving output files.
b. From the DRM Finder tab, customize search parameters for the DRM Finder tool.
c. From the Processing tab, set the program to perform up to five parallel conversions.
To convert DRM protected iTunes M4V to MP4 on a Mac, please refer to: How to remove DRM from iTunes video on Mac
To convert DRM protected iTunes M4P to MP3 on a Mac, please refer to: How to remove DRM from iTunes music on Mac
To find a better video/audio DRM removal tool, please refer to: Best DRM removal software review