How to convert iTunes video to mp4 without DRM
You may don't know that most video files that you bought from iTunes Store are DRM protected. iTunes videos can only be played on portable players manufactured by Apple (such as iPod, iPhone and iPad) but you can't watch those videos on your Smart phone, Xbox or other portable players. You might try to convert iTunes video to .mp4 format with a free video converter program but it wouldn't work. You have to remove DRM protection from iTunes videos before you can convert it . This guide will show you how to remove iTunes video DRM and convert them to an open mp4 video formats so that you can enjoy your own video on any media player.
If you search Google for the free way to convert iTunes video to mp4, you will find out those methods are not working well. I tried out to burn the iTunes video to DVD and then import it back to iTunes similar to the way to get rid of the DRM protection from the iTunes audio (M4P) through burning iTunes music to CD and re-import it to iTunes as DRM free mp3 file. But I was failed to play iTunes videos this time, since iTunes does not have a DVD burning option, and I tried Nero (DVD authoring software), however, it doesn't work with M4V video format.
After I tested the several programs one after the other and I finally got this one - Aimersoft DRM Converter. This program comes with a simple user interface (the screenshot shown as below). it allows you to convert DRM protected M4V iTunes video clips or TV shows to DRM-free mp4 or other video formats with only 3 steps.
How to remove DRM from iTunes videos?
Here we will use Aimersoft DRM Converter. It can remove DRM from iTunes video and convert them to mp4 or other video formats.
Step 1: Load iTunes video files
Just click "Add" button to import iTunes Videos . You can preview the imported video on the built-in media player.
Step 2: Select the output format
Select the output video format as .mp4 from "Video file to...". If you want to customize output setting, simply click "Settings" button, we will see a pop-up window with all output parameter including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate etc.
Step 3: Start to convert DRM to MP4 video format
Once you finished the output settings, back to main interface. Click "Start" button to start out DRM conversion (processing time will depend on the file size). When the conversion is done, click "Find target" to open the folder and you will see the converted DRM free iTunes video.
After the 3 easy steps you have removed DRM and convert iTunes video to mp4. Now you could feel free to watch your own iTunes video on your HTC Smart phone or other media players without any limitation.
If you want to burn iTunes videos to DVD you could try the program of Video Converter Ultimate. It can remove DRM from iTunes videos and burn them to DVD for enjoying your videos or TV shows on a home DVD player.
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