Dec 1, 2014

Guide to Remove FairPlay DRM from iTunes M4V Movie Rentals & Purchases



Brief Introduction of FairPlay DRM Copy Protection

FairPlay, a digital rights management (DRM) technology created by Apple, is specially adopted to encode movies, TV shows and music videos sold in its iTunes Store. The majority of FairPlay-encrypted files, commonly known as M4V format, are regular MP4 container files with an encrypted AAC audio stream. Due to FairPlay DRM protection, all video files purchased or rented from iTunes are restricted to be played on iTunes compatible software or devices only. And for the iTunes movie rentals, users only get 30 days to watch the movies and 24 hours or 48 hours to finish watching once started.

Is It Possible to Bypass FairPlay DRM from iTunes Video?

Because of the unfair rules, FairPlay DRM encryption has been opposed by most iTunes customers ever since the implement. Since the trend to remove FairPlay DRM from iTunes movies is growing day by day, something called FairPlay DRM removal software came out to meet the requirements. Here in this article, we would like to introduce you one of the best iTunes FairPlay DRM remover to bypass FairPlay DRM protection from iTunes M4V movie rentals and purchases legally.

Best FairPlay DRM Removal Tools

Among the numerous iTunes FairPlay DRM removal tools, the best and fastest one is TunesKit iTunes FairPlay DRM Cracker which is dedicated to strip DRM protection off rented and purchased iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos with 20x faster speed. It’s able to losslessly convert the protected iTunes M4V videos to DRM-free MP4 format while removing the FairPlay DRM from the movies. What’s more, it can keep the 100% original Dolby AC3 5.1 audio, subtitles and video quality after conversion. Once converted, you are able to enjoy the non-FairPlay-DRM locked iTunes movies and TV episodes on any portable devices like Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, BlackBerry, PPS, etc.

How to Get Rid of FairPlay DRM Protection from iTunes M4V Videos

Here let’s take TunesKit iTunes DRM Removal for Mac for example to see how to bypass DRM copy protection from iTunes M4V movies and TV shows on Mac with 3 steps only. Windows users can refer to TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover for Windows for the FairPlay DRM removal.

Step 1. After launch TunesKit FairPlay DRM Converter for Mac, click “Add Files” button to select the iTunes M4V movies you want to convert. Then click “OK” to load the files. Or you can also import the iTunes videos by directly dragging and dropping the M4V files into the program.

Step 2. Click the “settings” icon in the program to customize the output audio tracks, subtitles by yourself. Otherwise it will keep all the 5.1 surround audio tracks, stereo audio tracks and subtitles automatically.

Step 3.  Once all the M4V movies are added, you can start to remove the FairPlay DRM and convert the iTunes files to MP4 format by clicking “Convert” button.


After conversion, you can find the non-DRM iTunes videos in the output folder and put them onto any mobile devices to enjoy.

You can also use TunesKit for Windows to remove DRM from iTunes movies on Windows platform.