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.


How to Add iTunes DRM-ed Movies to iDVD to Burn to DVD


Although iDVD, a well-known DVD creation application for OS X made by Apple, has been discontinued, many DVD fans may still be keen on using this excellent DVD burning software to create DVDs on their Mac machines. As Mac addicts, you may also like some other services provided by Apple, such as iTunes, one of the biggest online media store in the world. So do you usually purchase or rent movies and TV shows from iTunes? If so, you must have the need to burn some iTunes movies to DVDs for backup or other purposes. But here comes the problem. When you try to import iTunes videos to iDVD for burning, you’ll be noticed that the movies are not allowed to be burnt. In this case, you should be clear about the fact that iTunes movies are protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM and only allowed to be played on iPhone, iPad or iPod. It’s impossible to edit any iTunes video with iDVD, iMovie or other non-approved applications. So is there any way to get iTunes movies recognisable by iDVD so that you can edit the iTunes movies with iDVD by creating the videos to DVDs? Don’t worry. Just read on to find the answer.

Firstly, to make iDVD supports iTunes movies, you should remove the DRM protection from the movie files. Here you meet TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac which is developed to bypass DRM lock from both rented and purchased iTunes movies as well as TV shows on Mac OS X 10.8 to 10.10.4 with iTunes 12.2 installed. As one of the best iTunes DRM removal tools for Mac, TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter is able to convert the DRM-ed iTunes M4V videos to unprotected MP4 files so that you can import the DRM-free iTunes movies to iDVD for burning to DVD without limit any more. This smart app is capable of retaining original audio tracks, AC3 5.1 audio and subtitles at 20x faster speed.

Tutorial to Remove DRM from iTunes M4V Movies/TV Shows

Once you installed TunesKit DRM M4V Converter on your Mac, you can follow the steps below to begin converting DRM-ed iTunes movies to iDVD.

Step 1. Add iTunes M4V movies to TunesKit via “Add Files” button or drag-and-drop.

Step 2. Choose output folder, output audio tracks and subtitles according to your needs.

Step 3. Start to remove DRM and convert M4V to MP4 by clicking “Convert” button.

Tutorial to Burn Unprotected iTunes Movies to DVD with iDVD

When the conversion completes, you can find the output iTunes movies without DRM protection and begin to burn them to DVD discs with iDVD by following this guide.

Step 1. Check the file size of the iTunes movie you want to burn to DVD. It should not be over 2GB.

Step 2. Open iDVD from your application folder.

Step 3. Choose a menu theme and use the iDVD prompts to customize it. These themes include the main DVD menu along with pages for each chapter, just like you would see on a professional DVD.

Step 4. If you want, you can customize the menu further by adding music and pictures to the DVD menu. You can choose music directly from your iTunes library.

Step 5. Drag the DRM-free iTunes movies you wish to burn into the drop zone on the DVD menu.

Step 6. Make sure you have a blank DVD inserted into your computer.

Step 7. Double check all of your settings and then press “Burn”. This will automatically render the project and start the burning process.

Tutorial on Burning iTunes M4V Movies to DVD with iTunes to DVD Converter

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No matter how times change, we’ll always have a time when need to watch movies on home theater systems via DVD player although it’s a trend to watch movies on portable devices nowadays. Here we are talking about iTunes users who have saved a large number of movies and TV shows in iTunes library and would like to burn those iTunes movies to DVD for playback on TV via DVD player. However, unlike other common videos, it’s no easy job to burn iTunes video files to DVD discs since iTunes movies and TV shows are protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM and encoded in M4V format which is recognisable by selected devices, such as iPhone, iPad. So in this case, we’ll have to find a tool to get rid of the DRM lock from iTunes movies at first and then convert the M4V format to MP4 or others supported by DVD burning software before burning the iTunes movies to DVD discs.

Firstly, let’s get stared from the best iTunes DRM removal tool – TunesKit iTunes DRM Media Converter. As a combination of both iTunes DRM remover and iTunes M4V video converter, TunesKit can not only bypass DRM from iTunes movie purchases but also convert the DRM-protected iTunes videos to MP4 format supported by most DVD burner software at 20x fast speed with 100% original quality preserved.

Now you may download the trial version of TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter (Mac & Windows) for free according to your computer system and follow the instructions below to see how to burn M4V movies from iTunes to DVD discs.

How to Remove DRM & Burn iTunes Movies to DVD with TunesKit

Step 1. Add iTunes M4V Movies

Launch TunesKit iTunes to DVD Video Converter. Click “Add Files” button on the program interface to select iTunes movies and TV shows you want to burn to DVD from the drop-down list. Click “OK” to load all the selected iTunes movie files to the converter.

Note: If you can’t find the movies from the drop-down list, you can also add the iTunes movies by directly dragging and dropping the files to the program.

Step 2. Choose Output Settings

Customize output folder by clicking the “Output” option in the program. Otherwise all the converted iTunes movies will be saved in the “Converted” folder as default. Then you can click “Settings” icon listed behind the movie names to select output audio tracks and subtitles.

Step 3. Convert DRM M4V to MP4

Click “Convert” button to begin to remove DRM and convert iTunes movies to MP4 for DVD burner. Wait for a while and you can find the DRM-free iTunes movies in the output folder.

Step 4. Burn iTunes Movies to DVD

Open the DVD burner program on Mac and you can begin burning iTunes movies to DVD easily and freely.

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Complete Guide to Convert DRM iTunes M4V to MP4 with TunesKit


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.