Dec 15, 2014

How to Convert iTunes DRM Movies with AC3 5.1 Audio Kept


5.1 audio, also known as AC3 audio or Dolby Digital, is a surround sound commonly used in both commercial cinemas and home theaters to present us amazing sound effects while watching movies. Currently, most movies sold online come with Dolby 5.1 surround audio track, like the ones in iTunes Store. However, if you bought movies with AC3 5.1 audio from iTunes, you are likely to encounter problems when you attempt to transferring the iTunes movies to certain media players or home theater system for watching, like the following one:

“I purchased some movies with Dolby 5.1 audio track from iTunes. But due to Apple’s FairPlay DRM, I just can’t directly get them to play on VLC. So I removed the DRM with some exclusive iTunes DRM remover. However, when I tried to watch the converted videos with VLC, I found the AC3 5.1 surround sound of the original videos lost and I can’t choose it in VLC for playing. My question is whether there is any tool that could convert the DRM-ed iTunes videos to unprotected format while keeping the AC3 Dolby 5.1 audio?”

If you are facing the same problem and looking for a work-around to retain 5.1 surround sound for iTunes movies, keep reading.

As you may know, all iTunes movies and TV episodes with 5.1 audio track are locked by Apple’s FairPlay DRM protection, in which way they are not allowed to be directly played or transferred to any digital media players other than Apple’s. In this case, you will need to remove the DRM from iTunes movies with iTunes DRM removal software thus to watch the DRM-free movies with AC3 5.1 audio on any devices you like.

How to Retain Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound While Converting iTunes Movies

In a matter of fact, there are multiple iTunes DRM removing tools could get rid of iTunes DRM lock and convert the DRM-ed movies to unprotected video files, but few of them would preserve the original Dolby 5.1 surround audio after conversion. There is an exception though. This integrated iTunes DRM removal and video converter tool is called TunesKit iTunes DRMConverter for Mac. It’s specially developed to help iTunes users retain AC3 5.1 surround audio while stripping DRM protection from iTunes movie rentals or purchases and converting the DRM-ed M4V to non-DRM MP4 format. Once converted, you can transfer the lossless DRM-free iTunes movies with 5.1 audio track to any portable devices for playback.

After download and install the mighty iTunes DRM removal program on your Mac, simply follow the 3 steps below to get AC3 5.1 audio from iTunes videos by removing DRM protection with TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover for Mac.

Keep 5.1 Audio for iTunes DRM Videos in 3 Steps

1. Add iTunes video files from library to TunesKit by clicking “Add Files” button;

2. Once all the iTunes movies are imported, click the "settings" icon in the movie list and choose the AC3 5.1 as output audio track;

3. Click "Convert" button to start removing DRM and converting iTunes M4V to MP4 with 5.1 surround sound kept;


After conversion, you can go to the output folder to find the converted DRM-free iTunes videos with 5.1 audio tracks and stream them to any media player for watching.