Because of DRM, iTunes movies are locked and restricted to be recognisable and playable on Apple-approved devices only, such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc. Among them, there is even no other Apple products, like iMovie or Final Cut Pro, let alone other non-Apple devices or software. What if you want to edit some video files you purchased from iTunes store with video editing software? Don’t worry. Here we are going to introduce you a simple way to edit protected iTunes videos with iMovie, FCP or other video editors.
To make iTunes movies editable with any video editor, firstly we should bypass the DRM lock from iTunes movies. One of the best iTunes DRM removal software in the world is TunesKit DRM Video Converter (Mac & Windows) which is specially developed to remove DRM from both rented and purchased iTunes movies by converting the protected DRM M4V format to universal MP4 without touching the original video and audio quality. Thus it’s able to preserve 100% original video resolution, AC3 5.1 audio and subtitles after conversion. With this smart iTunes M4V converter, you can easily edit any iTunes movie or TV show with video editors.
How to Remove DRM from iTunes DRM-ed Movies/TV Shows
Step 1. Add iTunes M4V movies to TunesKit
You can choose one of the two ways to import iTunes videos to the converter: 1) Click “Add Files” button and a drop-down window will pop up to let you select iTunes movies or TV shows; 2) Drag the iTunes movies or TV episodes from iTunes media folder and drop them to TunesKit.
Step 2. Adjust output settings
When the movies are loaded successfully, you can set the output folder, audio tracks and subtitles as you like.
Step 3. Start to remove DRM and convert M4V to MP4
Now click “Convert” button and it will begin to remove DRM and convert the iTunes M4V videos to MP4 by itself.
Once the conversion completes, you can go to the output folder to find the DRM-free iTunes videos and import them into any video converter software for editing.