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Top 5 iTunes Video DRM Removal Software

Posted to DRM Removal Software Tutorials by David Rogers on January 19, 2018


Do you want to enjoy some great movies or TV shows purchased and downloaded from iTunes Store on an Android tablet or a Kindle Fire tablet or other mobile devices rather than an iPad? The DRM protection implemented on the videos may ruin your mood because you can only watch them on iOS device with your associated Apple ID. The solution is to get DRM removal software to remove DRM protection and convert to MP4 video format. Here, we will introduce top 5 iTunes video DRM removal software for you and you will know why we recommend TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus for you.

FairPlay DRM Protection on iTunes Movies and Music

iTunes Store provides plenty of movies, TV shows and music videos, and you can purchase your favorite ones and download to your PC or enjoy on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Apple TV. Some TV shows are available for free and some movies are available for rental with less cost. However, all of them come with DRM protection associated with your Apple ID, and you can not play on an Android mobile phone or tablet, or a Kindle Fire tablet or other Non-Apple devices. To solve such a problem, many DRM removal software programs have been developed and released.

To remove DRM protection from iTunes videos, there are mainly two ways which are decryption and recording. Decryption is definitely the better way. Decryption can remove DRM protection fast and convert to MP4 video without quality loss, while recording is time-consuming and you can only get low quality video.

Remove DRM from iTunes Movies

In this article, we will introduce 5 DRM removal software, all of them claim that it's the best iTunes M4V converter but we will show you our test result.

TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus: Losslessly Convert to MP4 with Subtitles and Audio Tracks Kept

TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus is a dedicated iTunes video DRM removal tool as it's designed only for converting iTunes M4V videos and there is no other additional features. TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus can easily decrypt DRM protection and convert iTunes M4V to MP4 with 100% video quality, all subtitles and audio tracks retained.

Convert iTunes M4V to MP4 with TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus

You can check the main features of TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus below.

  • Remove DRM protection from downloaded movies, TV shows and music videos
  • Remove DRM protection from rental movies and save as MP4 permanently (Mac version only)
  • Preserve all multilingual subtitles and audio tracks as well as Dolby 5.1, audio descriptions and closed captions
  • Perform 30X faster conversion speed and convert a 2-hour 1080P iTunes movies in 20 minutes
  • Convert a bunch of iTunes movies without sitting in the front of a computer
  • Get all-purpose MP4 videos for all kinds of devices without compatibility problems
  • Fully compatible with Windows 10, iTunes and macOS Sierra.

TuneMobie Software provides flexible options for purchasing, you can get 1-year license at $24.95, lifetime license at $49.95 or family license for 5 PC at $89.95 and enjoy free update when license is valid. (Buy Windows VersionBuy Mac Version

Extremely fast conversion speed, lossless output video quality, easy-to-use interface and affordable price make TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus the best DRM removal software for iTunes movies and TV shows.

TuneBite 2018 Platinum: Record Streaming Video, Audio and DVD

TuneBite 2018 Platinum is actually a video/audio recorder rather than DRM removal tool. It can record online streaming audio and save as MP3, record online streaming video and save as MP4. Of course, you can record DRM protected iTunes videos and other DRM videos you can play on your computer. It can work as a media converter to convert video files and audio files, it can also record DVD movies, however, there are many DVD rippers on the market and DVD recording seems to be meaningless at all.

TuneBite 2018 Platinum is only available for Windows, costs $39.90 for new users and costs upgrade fee from 2017 for existed users. The cost performance is very low because you need to pay for version upgrade annually.

Tunebite 2018 Platinum

You can check the main features of TuneBite 2018 Platinum below.

  • Record Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and other streaming music and save as MP3 with ID3 tags
  • Record online/offline videos and save as MP4, WMV, AVI, etc.
  • Convert all kinds of audio formats to MP3, WAV, M4A, etc.
  • Convert all kinds of video formats to MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, MKV, FLV, etc.
  • Record DVD playback and save as normal video formats

By using TuneBite 2018 Platinum, you can record video and audio from difference sources including iTunes Store. However, you have to endure with lower video quality, lack of audio tracks and subtitle tracks, long-time operation and annual upgrade fee. We recommend you use this product when recording is the only way to convert. For Apple Music, We recommend you use Apple Music Converter which can convert Apple Music tracks to MP3/M4A directly, and for Spotify, we recommend you use Spotify Music Converter which can download Spotify songs, albums and playlists and convert to MP3/M4A.

Pavtube ChewTune: You Need to Downgrade iTunes to 10.5 for DRM Removal

Pavtube ChewTune combines audio/video conversion function and DRM removal function. You can use it as a normal media converter to convert all kinds of audio and video formats. But when trying to convert a DRM protected iTunes M4V video, it will pop up a dialog and tell you that you need to downgrade iTunes to 10.5 in order to remove DRM. If you are using an old machine with iTunes 10.5, ChewTune may be a good choice. But if you are running iTunes 12, you will only get a 1KB MP4 video. That is to say, DRM removal function in ChewTune is almost unusable.

There is a Mac version of ChewTune, which only works on Mac 10.7 or below. You can get ChewTune Windows or Mac at $29.

Pavtube ChewTune

You can check the main features of Pavtube ChewTune below.

  • Convert MP4, MOV, MKV, M2TS, MTS, TP, MPG, FLV, WMV, etc. to normal video formats like MP4, WMV, AVI, etc.
  • Convert MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF to normal audio formats like MP3, M4A, WAV, etc.
  • Provide optimized profiles for various devices including iPhone, iPad, Samsung, LG, Kindle Fire and more
  • Remove iTunes M4V DRM protection only if you are still using iTunes 10.4.1, 10.5 or 10.5.1
  • Convert DRM protected audio files to MP3, M4A by audio recording

Working as video converter, Pavtube ChewTune doesn't provide video editing features. Besides there are many free and powerful video converters like Freemake Video Converter and Any Video Converter Free which perform better. Working as DRM removal software, Pavtube ChewTune is almost unusable. You should never purchase it for converting iTunes videos.

SoundTaxi Pro + VideoRip: The DRM Removal Plugin Is Not Available Any More

SoundTaxi Pro + VideoRip can convert normal video formats and audio formats, remove DRM protection by recording, copy output files to iPod and burn audio tracks to CD. When adding an iTunes M4V video to SoundTaxi, it can detect that it's a DRM protected video, then pop up a dialog and ask you to open the specific website to download and install DRM removal plugin. However, the website for DRM removal plugin is not accessible any more. That is to say, as iTunes DRM removal software, it's not working any more.

SoundTaxi Pro + VideoRip is only available for Windows and it costs $39.99.

SoundTaxi Pro + VideoRip

You can check the main features of SoundTaxi Pro + VideoRip below.

  • Convert any audio or video file you can play on your computer with Windows Media Player
  • Copy output video files or audio files to an iPod without using iTunes
  • Burn audio tracks to audio CD
  • Remove DRM protection with DRM removal plugin (But the website is not accessible any more)

SoundTaxi Pro + VideoRip is totally unusable as DRM removal software. As media converter, it can only convert limited types of formats. As to the iPod copy feature, iTunes or some other dedicated iPod transfer software would be better. As to CD burning, there are also many free alternatives. The program is totally nonsense.

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter: iTunes Player Error When Using iTunes 12

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter works as normal video/audio converter as well as DRM Media Converter, it claims it can help you legally bypass digital copyright protection from M4V, WMV and ASF video downloaded or purchased from iTunes, Windows Media Centre, Zune Marketplace, BBC iPlayer, Xbox Live Store, Amazon Instant Video, Limewire, uTorrent, FrostWire and more. It will install a virtual sound card for audio recording. Add an iTunes M4V video to this program and start conversion, the program will popup a dialog, instruct you to play the video in separate window in iTunes. The screenshot in the instruction is outdated and doesn't match to iTunes 12 menu, and it doesn't work even if you play in separated Window.

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter is only available for Windows and it costs $35.95.

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter

You can check the main features of Aimersoft DRM Media Converter below.

  • Remove DRM protection from M4V, WMV and ASF by video recording (Not working with iTunes 12)
  • Record DRM protected audio files and audiobooks, save as MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Convert all kinds of video formats like MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, M2TS, FLV, MPG, MOV, RMVB, etc.
  • Convert all kinds of audio formats like MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, OGG, WMA, APE, FLAC, etc.
  • Provide optimized profiles for different devices like iPhone, iPad, LG, Samsung, Kindle Fire, PSP, etc.

As normal video converter, Aimersoft DRM Media Converter performs not bad. However, it doesn't match to what its name indicates. If you are using iTunes 12, you will end up with "iTunes player error" and you can never convert a iTunes video.

Final Words

More and more DRM removal software can't work normally like before as Apple keep updating iTunes version and improving DRM protection technology. But still many software developers advertise the unworkable programs as iTunes DRM removal solutions. This is cheat and scam indeed. However, TuneMobie Software will never do things like that, for example, M4V Converter Plus for Mac is not compatible with macOS High Sierra or later and we state it clearly on the website. If you are using Mac 10.9.5 - 10.12 and have no plan to upgrade to macOS High Sierra or later, M4V Converter Plus is definitely a good choice to remove DRM from iTunes videos, but you can also keep an eye on our website as our developers are trying different ways to figure out. As to windows version, M4V Converter Plus always works with latest Windows 10 and iTunes and it's the best iTunes DRM removal software for Windows users. Besides, both Windows and Mac users can choose a plan flexibly from 1-year license at $24.95, lifetime license at $49.95 or family license for 5 PC at $89.95 with free update.

If you are still looking for a program to convert DRM protected M4V videos to all-purpose MP4, you should seriously give TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus a shot.