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How to Remove DRM Protection from iTunes M4V Videos

What is Apple's DRM?

Apple Inc. created FairPlay, a digital rights management (DRM) technology. FairPlay is built into the QuickTime multimedia software and used by the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, and iTunes Store and the App Store. Any protected song or other form of media purchased from the iTunes Store with iTunes is encoded with FairPlay. FairPlay digitally encrypts AAC audio files and prevents users from playing these files on unauthorized computers.

FairPlay restrictions had been removed from all music on the iTunes Store since March 2009. However, Movies and Television Shows bought from iTunes Store still contain FairPlay restrictions. Now, in the iTunes Store, TV episodes, movies, and music videos are M4V files which may be protected by using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection. To play a protected M4V file, the computer needs to be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video.

How to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V videos?

To be able to play the DRM files on any computers or multimedia devices, you have to get a reliable DRM removal software program. AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus is a powerful yet easy-to-use DRM converter for Mac which is capable of crack DRM protection, and convert iTunes purchased and rented M4V videos to AVI, MPG, FLV, SWF, 3GP, 3G2, or MP4 format playable on iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, PSP, Gphone, Zune, Mobile Phone and more portable devices.

Please download and install AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus on your Mac, and then simple follow the steps to unprotect iTunes DRM TV episodes, movies, and music videos.

Step 1: Download and Install AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus

Click the Download button below to download and install AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus. There is 1 minutes limitation on the output videos in free trial version. If you feel satisfied with the performance of AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus, please click the Buy Now button to buy a lifetime license to unlock the time limitation.

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Step 2: Add M4V Videos to AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus

Click the "Add" button in the top-left to add the DRM m4v videos you want to convert. The software will open the iTunes movies library by default. Select the files and then click "OK".

Add Video to M4V Converter Plus

Step 3: Set output path and output format

Click "Output" dropdown list, you can customize the output path you like.

customize video settings

Click "Profile" dropdown list, you can customize the output formats for your target videos. AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus supports multiple formats well including MPG, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MP4, iPod, iPhone formats as output.

choose output profile

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start converting iTunes DRM videos to selected video format.

Wait for a while, you will be able to take iTunes DRM M4V videos off iTunes, and play it on your portable devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, PSP, Gphone, PS3, Zune, Creative Zen, iRiver, Sandisk Sansa, Mobile phone, etc.

 

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