Why We Need to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4
iTunes movies, unlike other video resources we commonly use, are encrypted in M4V format with copy-protection technology called FairPlay DRM by Apple. In result, they are only recognisable by Apple’s devices and prohibited from being copied and shared to other non-Apple-approved devices or platforms for watching. In order to break the DRM restriction so as to playback the protected iTunes movies on any media playing device, we’ll have to convert the DRM-locked iTunes M4V video files to DRM-free format which can be supported by most media devices. That’s why we’ll need to convert iTunes movies to MP4 since it’s an universal video format compatible with almost all media devices in the market.
TunesKit – Best iTunes M4V to MP4 Video Converter (Mac & Windows)
Among all the available iTunes to MP4 video converting tools, TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter for Mac (Windows) would be the best one to get this job done at a super fast speed of 20x. It’s specially developed to unlock DRM protection from both iTunes movie rentals and purchases while converting the locked M4V movies to common MP4 without touching the original video quality, AC3 5.1 audio tracks and subtitles. Therefore, by using this smart iTunes DRM remover and M4V video converter, you’ll be easily and freely to enjoy any iTunes movie and episode on as many mobile devices and players as you like, such as Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, BlackBerry Leap, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, VLC, etc.
How to Convert DRM iTunes M4V Movies to MP4
It only takes three simple steps to remove DRM from iTunes M4V movies while converting the M4V to MP4 with TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter. Here we will take TunesKit M4V Converter for Mac as an example to show you how to convert the DRM-ed iTunes M4V videos to MP4 step by step.
Step 1. Add iTunes M4V Video Files to TunesKit
After launching TunesKit M4V to MP4 Video Converter on your Mac, you can simply add the iTunes movies or TV shows either by clicking “Add Files” button or by dragging and dropping the M4V videos from the iTunes library.
Step 2. Choose Output Settings
When the iTunes movie files are loaded successfully, you can set the output folder, audio tracks as well as subtitles as you like to be preserved in the output DRM-free files.
Step 3. Start to Convert iTunes M4V to MP4
Now you may start to remove iTunes DRM and convert iTunes M4V movies to MP4 by clicking “Convert” button within the interface. It will take a while to complete the conversion mainly depends on the amount of files you are converting. Normally, a movie with 1-hour length would only take 3 minutes for the whole conversion.
Once the M4V movies are converted completely and successfully, you can go to the output folder you previously set to find out the output MP4 files without DRM lock and import them to any media playing device as you want for enjoyment.