Best iTunes M4V Converter : TunesKit vs. Aimersoft vs. Noteburner

Are you fed up with the DRM (Digital Rights Management) on the iTunes movies you got? Feel annoyed that you can’t play the iTunes movies on your Android or other non-Apple devices? Don’t worry. With the iTunes movie DRM removal tools, you’ll solve this problem in seconds. Have you heard any useful tools such as TunesKit DRM Media Converter, NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus and Aimersoft DRM Media Converter? Nevertheless, here in this review, we’ll compare those three top-rated iTunes DRM video converters from different aspects, including conversion method, output quality, conversion time, speed, etc. in order to help you pick up the best iTunes M4V converter when removing DRM from iTunes videos.

TunesKit DRM Media Converter, NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus and Aimersoft DRM Media Converter are all contributed to convert the protected iTunes M4V videos to common unprotected file formats. When it comes to the effectiveness of these three tools, whose performance is the best? Just read on.

TunesKit VS NoteBurner VS Aimersoft: Converision Method

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter could be listed on the top priorities to bypass DRM from numerous types of copy-protected videos. But it is worth mentioning that Aimersoft DRM Media Cinverter can’t really remove the DRM protection and it gets the unprotected audios/videos by recording the original file. It is good news that TunesKit DRM Media Converter and NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus could convert DRM on iTunes movies and TV shows purchased and rented from iTunes store to DRM-free files.

TunesKit VS NoteBurner VS Aimersoft: Conversion Quality

The quality of conversion decides the comfort degree of enjoying videos. Here is where the difference between these three trial converters and the original file would be very apparent.

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From these pictures, we can understand that the quality of TunesKit DRM Media Converter and NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus is the same as the original file, while we might be tiresome during the watching period by using the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter.

TunesKit VS NoteBurner VS Aimersoft: Conversion Process

When starting TunesKit DRM Media Converter and NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus, the iTunes will be launched by itself, which leads us to the files that we want to convert as quickly as possible by adding the files, dragging the files into the area. Besides, it is also supported to search the files into the area by NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus, whose ‘Convert’ button is not apparent. If it was your first time to use this app, you would get trouble in it. With the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, the iTunes won’t show up until I click the button to convert videos. As a result, we must click the key words again and again to get the files that we need, which is very troublesome.

TunesKit VS NoteBurner VS Aimersoft: Conversion Time

When it comes to conversion time, TunesKit DRM Media Converter must be the solid choice. The reason is that I measured the processing time for all apps using the same roughly one-minute iTunes source movie, TunesKit DRM Media Converter just spends around 3 seconds finishing the task, NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus needs around half a minute but the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter needs more time, which is up to at least 4 minutes. Therefore, TunesKit DRM Media Converter is the fastest converter than the other two.

Conclusion: Which is the Best iTunes M4V Converter?

From what have mentioned above, I could conclude that TunesKit DRM Media Converter, NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus and Aimersoft DRM Media Converter striping the restriction of DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows purchased and rental all aim to make our digital life easier and easier. But as far as I am concerned, TunesKit DRM Media Convertert and NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus are more convenient than Aimersoft DRM Media Converter as a whole. Nevertheless, which to choose between TunesKit DRM Media Converter and NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus depends on the following aspects.

If you have numerous iTunes movies in your library or you know the title of the movie you need to convert, NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus is a good choice because of the function of searching files. But according to the speed of converting videos with lossless quality, TunesKit DRM Media Converter may be the best choice. Hope this post can help you and now do you have the best iTunes M4V Converter to choose in your mind?

How to Play DRM iTunes M4V on Windows Media Player

Movies and TV shows are protected with Apple’s DRM copy protection and won’t let you import them into any media player except iTunes for playback. Even Windows Media Player, one of the most popular media players is not allowed to play the DRM-ed iTunes movies. In the previous post, we’ve already shown you the complete guide on how to watch iTunes DRM M4V movies on VLC media player. Now in this article, we will guide you to convert the DRM-locked iTunes M4V to Windows Media Player step by step with the third-party iTunes DRM M4V Converter – TunesKit iTunes M4V to WMP Converter for Windows (Mac).

Firstly, let’s have a look at the key features of TunesKit DRM M4V to WMP Converter. It’s a professional iTunes DRM removal tool to bypass DRM protection from both rented and purchased iTunes movies and TV shows by converting the DRM-ed M4V files to unprotected MP4 with lossless quality. It works at a super fast speed of 20x faster. Besides, it can also keep the original AC3 5.1 audio, video resolution, subtitles for the iTunes movies. Once the DRM is removed from the iTunes movies, you can freely import them into WMP for watching at anytime you like.

Now you can follow the tutorial below to learn how to easily remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert the DRM M4V to WMP with TunesKit iTunes DRM M4V Converter.

Guide – How to Convert iTunes M4V to WMP

1. Download the proper version of TunesKit according to your computer system.

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

3. Select output settings, including output folder, audio tracks, subtitles as required.

4. Start to convert iTunes DRM M4V to MP4 by clicking “Convert” button.

Once the conversion finishes, you can find the converted iTunes movies without DRM protection and play them with Windows Media Player freely.

Complete Tutorial of Streaming iTunes Movies to TV via Chromecast

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Many people like to use Chromecast to stream media on TV for watching as there are so many online channels for videos, TV shows, movies and other media sources. However, as one of the most popular media streaming boxes in the world, Chromecast doesn’t provide the source of iTunes movies and TV shows on it to stream to TV. Why? That’s simply because all iTunes media, including movies, TV shows, even audiobooks, are protected by Apple’s DRM policy. Due to that, all iTunes videos can only be played on Apple-approved devices or platforms. Unfortunately, Chromecast and other non-Apple devices are not in the approval list. That’s why you can’t directly stream iTunes movies to TV via Chromecast. But don’t worry. If you anyhow need to stream iTunes movies and TV episodes to Chromecast for watching on TV, you can refer to this tutorial to learn how to easily transfer iTunes DRM videos to  TV by using Chromecast.

Remove DRM from iTunes M4V Videos

Firstly, you’ll need a special tool – TunesKit DRM M4V Converter (Mac & Windows) to help you get rid of the DRM protection from iTunes movies and TV shows. This professional iTunes DRM removal software will enable you easily bypass DRM lock from iTunes videos while converting the iTunes M4V files to MP4 without any quality loss. Only when the DRM is removed completely from the iTunes videos, you can import them to Chromecast without any problem.

Now you can follow the guide below to see how to use TunesKit DRM M4V Converter to remove DRM restriction from iTunes movies and TV shows at 20x faster speed.

Step 1. After launching TunesKit, click “Add Files” button to import iTunes M4V video files to the converter. You can also add the iTunes files by dragging and dropping.

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

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

Stream iTunes Movies/TV Shows to Chromecast

When the conversion finishes, you can get the DRM-free iTunes movies in the output folder you previously set and then stream the iTunes video files to HDTV via Chromecast by following the steps below:

Step 1. Plug Chromecast into TV set and enable it via USB cable.

Step 2. Keep Chromecast and computer in the same WiFi to find Chromecast on your computer.

Step 3. Find the converted iTunes movies on your computer and play it via Chromecast.

Step 4. Then you’ll find the iTunes movies are mirrored to your TV for playback.

Video Guide: How to Stream iTunes DRM M4V to TV via Chromecast

How to Choose A Good iTunes DRM M4V Converter

It’s important for iTunes users who want to remove DRM lock from movies purchased or rented from iTunes store to find out a great iTunes DRM M4V Converter. But since there are so many similar iTunes DRM removal tools claiming to easily remove DRM off from iTunes M4V, it’s more difficult to choose the best iTunes DRM M4V Converter from a huge amount of choices. But don’t worry. We will now in the article to show you what to consider when choosing an iTunes DRM M4V Converter from different parts.

Supported iTunes Video Files

One of the most important things to consider when choosing the best iTunes M4V converter for you has something to do with the video sources that you want to strip DRM from. If you only have a lot of iTunes M4V movie purchases, then a DRM M4V Converter that only supports purchased iTunes videos is enough for you since it will always be cheaper than the one that works for both iTunes M4V rentals and purchases. But if you are used to renting iTunes movies, then you have to choose iTunes converter that supports not only rentals but also the purchases since there’s no such a iTunes DRM M4V Converter only works with iTunes rentals. Currently the existing iTunes DRM M4V Converter in the market are all supposed to convert iTunes M4V purchases. But only a few of them are able to remove DRM from both rented and purchased iTunes movies.

Performing Speed

Another important fact to consider for a great iTunes DRM M4V converter should be the conversion speed. Currently most of the available iTunes video converter in the world adopt the recording technology to remove DRM from iTunes movies. That’s to say, the M4V DRM remover will record and capture the image and audio of the iTunes M4V files in the background while decrypting the DRM from the videos. The drawback of this technology is that such kind of iTunes DRM M4V Converter would work as long as the original movie’s length to convert the whole file. You’ll wait for about hours to get each file totally converted if the original iTunes movie is hours long. So you can image how long it will take if you have a lot of movies to convert at once. But fortunately, there are also a few iTunes DRM M4V Converter that could work at super high speed, like 20-30x faster in removing DRM from those files for they adopts advanced DRM decryption technique instead of the recording one. Due to the higher conversion speed, those innovative iTunes DRM Converter will always be more expensive than the traditional ones.

Output Video Quality

Although most of the iTunes DRM M4V Converter in the market claims to remove DRM from iTunes movie easily, not all of them could satisfy you with high-quality output videos as good as the original videos. So you’d better try those iTunes DRM Converter before you buying it to see whether the generated DRM-free iTunes videos meet your needs or not.

Ease of Use

This one may not be as important as the previous two parts, but it should also be taken into consideration while choosing the best DRM M4V converter for iTunes. An easy-to-use iTunes video converter could not only save a lot of time in operating the conversion, but also make you feel comfortable while converting the iTunes videos.

Suggestion & Recommendation

After reading those tips in choosing a best iTunes DRM Video Converter for your needs, you may begin to wonder whether there are some top DRM removing tools for iTunes M4V that we can recommend for you. Yes, we are glad to introduce one of the best iTunes M4V Video Converter to you for removing DRM lock from both rented and purchased iTunes M4V movies. It’s TunesKit DRM M4V Converter (Mac & Windows) that is specially developed to strip DRM from iTunes M4V rentals and purchases while converting the DRM-ed M4V to DRM-free formats, such as MP4. The conversion speed of TunesKit is up to 20x faster speed which will save a lot of your time. Besides, by adopting an innovative DRM removing technique, it will keep the original AC3 5.1 audio, subtitles without any quality loss. What’s more, it’s easy-to-use with intuitive and clear interface. Everyone can handle the M4V conversion within a few clicks only.

3 Easy Ways to Watch DRM-ed iTunes Movies on HDTV

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When you bought or rent a movie from iTunes store, you may have the need to watch those the movie on your HDTV with your families. But here comes a problem of the playback. Since iTunes movies are protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM, you are not allowed to connect the iTunes movie files to HDTV directly for watching. You’ll need to follow these three solutions introduced in this article to get iTunes DRM-ed movies and TV shows on HDTV for playback.

3 Best Solutions to Play iTunes DRM-ed Movies on HDTV

1. Stream iTunes Movies to HDTV via Apple TV

One of the most common and direct way to watch iTunes DRM-protected movies on Apple TV is to use Apple’s own product, Apple TV, a media streaming device. You can easily launch Apple TV to access the iTunes store to find the desired iTunes movies and TV shows so as to connect them to your HDTV for watching. But in this case, it will cost you around $100 to buy the device. So if you are not about to buy Apple TV, you can refer to the following two methods.

2. Watch iTunes DRM Movies on HDTV via Computer

Another common way to play iTunes DRM videos on a TV is to connect the TV with computer while you are playing the movies using iTunes on your computer. But the condition is that your TV should have a HDMI cable with which it can connect to the computer. In this way, what displays on your computer will simultaneously display on your TV screen. You can then use the remote control of the TV to switch the TV’s input to the proper port and set the graphics adapter and choose TV screen as the primary monitor.

Note: This solution is recommended only when your TV has a HDMI port to connect to computer and your computer is available for using in the meantime. Otherwise, you may switch to the second way below in order to play iTunes movies on TV.

3. Burn iTunes Movies to DVD to Play on HDTV via DVD Player

The last yet most effective way to play iTunes movies on TV without Apple TV is to burn those video files to DVD and then watch the movies on TV screen via DVD player. But unlike the common video sources, movies and TV series sold in iTunes can’t be directly burned to DVD because they are saved in .M4V format with DRM protected. To burn iTunes movies to DVD and play the movies on TV, you’ll need to remove the DRM protection from iTunes movies in the first place. In this case, you can use some iTunes to DVD video converter tools, like TunesKit iTunes Video Converter for Mac (Windows) to bypass the DRM and convert the protected M4V iTunes movie rentals and purchases to DVD burner supported video formats, such as MP4 before burning the movies to DVD discs.

Tips: The advantages of this method are varied. It not only enables you to watch any protected iTunes movies on TV at anytime you like, but also offers you the chance to play iTunes videos on non-Apple devices and keep the rentals as long as you wish. This would be the best option if you want to fully enjoy iTunes movies not only on TV but also on all kinds of media playing devices.

You may simply follow this tutorial to learn how to burn iTunes movies to DVD with TunesKit DRM Video Converter: How to Burn iTunes DRM M4V to DVD >>

How to Convert iTunes M4V Videos to VLC for Playback

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Q: I bought some movies from iTunes store and would like to play them with my VLC media player instead of iTunes. But when I was trying to import the iTunes movies to VLC, it keeps saying “not supported format.” What’s wrong? How can I play iTunes movies with VLC player with ease?

You may have also encountered such a problem when playing iTunes movies or TV shows with VLC player and got no idea what’s going on there, right? If so, then you can follow this article to find out the best solution to play iTunes videos on VLC easily.

Why Can’t We Play iTunes Movies with VLC

Firstly, you should know the fact that the movies, TV shows and most other media content sold in iTunes store are all protected with DRM technology by Apple. With the DRM protection, iTunes movies are encoded in M4V format and can only be played well on Apple-approved devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, etc. VLC is not included in the authorised player list. That’s why you’ll find it’s impossible to import iTunes movies into VLC for playback.

Best Solution to Remove DRM from iTunes M4V Movies/TV Shows

Fortunately, there are various tools existing in the market developed to bypass DRM lock from iTunes movies and TV shows easily. Once the DRM is removed successfully from the iTunes videos, you can freely watch them on VLC and any other media players as you like. Here you are recommended with one of the best iTunes M4V video converter in the world, that is TunesKit iTunes DRM M4V Converter for Mac (Windows), with which you can easily remove DRM protection from iTunes movie rentals and purchases while converting the DRM-ed M4V to universal MP4 that is fully supported by VLC media player. What’s more, it’s able to keep the original video resolution, AC 3 5.1 audio and subtitles after conversion.

Guide to Convert iTunes M4V to VLC Player

Now download the free trial of TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter and start to convert the DRM-ed M4V videos to VLC for playback.

1. Load iTunes M4V files to TunesKit M4V Converter by either clicking “Add Files” button or dragging and dropping.

2. Select the output folder, audio tracks, and subtitles as you like.

3. Start to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 by clicking “Convert” button.

Once the conversion completes, you can find the output MP4 videos without DRM and import them to VLC media player for playing.

Complete Guide to Convert DRM iTunes M4V to MP4 with TunesKit

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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.