How to Break DRM Lock from iTunes Movie Rentals

Limits of iTunes Rented Movies You Should Know

Many people would like to rent movies from iTunes store over purchasing since the movie rentals are usually much cheaper than the purchases. If you do, there are some things you need to know when renting movies from iTunes. Firstly, like the purchased movies, the rented files from iTunes are all protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM and can only be played on approved devices, such as iPhone or iPad. Aside from that, all iTunes movie rentals are limited for use within a solid period only. That’s to say, if you rent a movie from iTunes, you are only allowed to keep this video on your computer for 30 days. Once you started to watch it, you only have 24 hours (in US) and 48 hours (other countries) to finish watching. Because when it expires, the rental file will disappear from your iTunes library automatically. You’ll have to rent it again if you didn’t finish watching it within the time limit.

Solution to Un-lock 24-hour Limit on iTunes Rentals

It’s really frustrated to handle the time limit on iTunes rentals for some specific long movies. So you may wonder whether there’s any way to remove the time limit on iTunes movie rentals so that you can keep the videos on your computer forever. This article will show you a simple solution to extend the life of iTunes rentals by removing the DRM from the files permanently with a smart yet professional iTunes DRM video converter.

Guide to Remove DRM from iTunes M4V Movie Rentals

This special program we are talking about here is TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac (Also available in Windows version). It’s designed to strip DRM protection from both rented and purchased movies from iTunes. As you know, the iTunes movies are saved in protected MP4 format, known as M4V. Therefore, TunesKit is also set to convert the DRM-ed M4V rentals as well as purchases to commonly used MP4 format which is supported by almost all popular media devices in the world. It works at 20x faster speed and it can also preserve the lossless quality of the iTunes rented movies, including the AC3 5.1 audio, subtitles, etc. With the help of TunesKit iTunes Video Converter, you can easily unlock the 24-hour time limit from iTunes rentals so as to keep them forever.


The following steps will show you how to remove the DRM lock from iTunes movie rentals with TunesKit.

* Make sure you’ve installed the free trial version of TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac.

Step 1. Import the rented movies from iTunes library to TunesKit via “Add Files” > “Rentals”. You can also drag and drop the files for conversion.

Step 2. Adjust output path, subtitles, audio tracks as it requires.

Step 3. Start to remove DRM from iTunes rentals by clicking “Convert” button.

When the DRM is removed successfully from the rentals, you can then keep the files on any platform as you like without worrying about the time limit any more.


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