Movies and TV shows in iTunes Store, including rentals and purchases, HD and SD, are all encoded in M4V format by Apple to protect the contents from being stolen by others. Those M4V movies and TV episodes are encrypted with Apple’s FairPlay DRM protection so that no one is allowed to directly watch them on non-Apple-approved devices or software even after legal paying. However, not all people own Apple devices and not all Apple users like to watch iTunes movies on Apple’s deices only. For people who have a large iTunes movie collections and better digital media playing options, they would prefer to convert iTunes M4V movies to a more commonly used format, like MP4 so as to enable iTunes movies to be playable on most popular mobile devices.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that, since the iTunes M4V videos are locked by DRM protection, you should firstly remove the DRM before converting the M4V to MP4 format. Then is there any way to crack the DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows as well as convert the DRM-ed M4V to MP4 format? Read on if you are interested.
To remove DRM from iTunes M4V and convert the M4V to MP4, you will need a professional iTunes DRM Video Converter to help you. Fortunately, there are various iTunes Video Converter software in the market. TunesKit iTunes DRM M4V to MP4 Converter for Mac (http://www.tuneskit.com/tuneskit-for-mac.html) is one of them. This smart and powerful iTunes M4V Video Converter is able to not only bypass DRM lock from rented and purchased iTunes movies and TV shows, but also convert the protected M4V files to non-DRM MP4 format at 20x faster speed with original audio tracks, subtitles and video quality preserved.
You may now download the free trial version of TunesKit Mac DRM M4V Converter for iTunes and follow the steps below to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 on Mac.
HowTo: Convert iTunes DRM-ed M4V to MP4 on Mac
Step 1. Add iTunes M4V Movies to Mac DRM M4V Video Converter
Click “Add Files” button to load the iTunes library list. Select the M4V files you need to convert to MP4 from iTunes library and click “OK” to import them into the program. Or you can also add the M4V videos by directly dragging and dropping the files to the converter.
Step 2. Set Output Audio Tracks and Subtitles
Choose the output audio tracks and subtitles by clicking “settings” icon. Otherwise it will keep all the tracks and subtitles in output videos.
Step 3. Start Converting iTunes M4V to MP4 on Mac
Click “Convert” button to begin to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 on Mac OS X.
Once converted, you can go to the output folder to find the DRM-free MP4 videos and put them into any devices for watching as you like.
Tips for Windows users: You may need TunesKit iTunes M4V to MP4 Converter for Windows(http://www.tuneskit.com/tuneskit-for-win.html) to remove the DRM and convert iTunes M4V movies to MP4 on Windows.