Dec 17, 2014

How to Download and Convert 1080P iTunes HD Movies to MP4


I downloaded some 1080p HD episodes from iTunes that I would like to play on my HDTV. But it didn’t allow me to stream the movies to my TV via USB driver. Any workaround?

From iTunes 10.6, we were able to purchase 1080p HD movies and TV shows from iTunes Store. Due to the higher resolution and better image quality, the 1080p HD videos have become the top priority over the 720p and SD versions for most iTunes customers when buying movies and TV shows from iTunes. It could definitely be a fantastic experience to enjoy the 1080p HD movies on HD-supported devices. However, it has never been an easy job to put the 1080p iTunes movies to most of the HD video playing devices because of Apple’s FairPlay DRM.

As you might have noticed, due to Apple’s DRM technology, all iTunes movies, including the 1080p HD ones are “Protected M4V” files recognized by Apple’s devices only. So if you want to watch iTunes 1080p HD movies and TV shows on non-Apple players, like Android or Windows phones or tablets, you’ll need to get rid of the DRM protection and convert the protected 1080p HD M4V movies to MP4 or other non-DRM formats supported by most HD playing devices.

Convert DRM’d 1080p HD iTunes M4V Movies to MP4 with TunesKit

TunesKitiTunes M4V to MP4 Video Converter for Mac recommended here is going to help you remove DRM lock from any iTunes HD movie file in 1080p while converting the 1080p M4V movie to unprotected MP4 format supported by most HD devices in the market. The best part of this iTunes DRM video converter is that it will keep nearly 100% video quality of the original 1080p HD movies after removing the DRM protection. That is to say, you will be freely to enjoy the DRM-free 1080p HD iTunes movies on any MP4 player as you wish.

Besides, TunesKitiTunes HD Video Converter for Windows is the best alternative for you to convert 1080p HD M4V to MP4 on Windows OS.

Add 1080p HD movies. After launching TunesKit iTunes M4V to MP4 Converter, you can either click "Add Files" button to select the HD movies from iTunes library or add the1080p iTunes HD movies by dragging and dropping them into the program.

Adjust output settings. You are allowed to choose the file folder, audio tracks and subtitles for the output movies before conversion.

Convert iTunes HD M4V movies to MP4. Once all the settings are OK, you may begin to remove DRM and convert the HD iTunes movies to MP4 by clicking "Convert" button.

Wait for a while till the conversion is done. You can then copy and transfer the converted non-protected iTunes1080p HD movies and TV shows to any HD devices for watching whenever you want.

Tips to Download 1080p HD Movies from iTunes

One thing you should notice is that the default download for iTunes HD movies was set as 720p. So if you want to download and purchase 1080p HD movies from iTunes, you'll have to change the local preference setting in iTunes shown below.

To set 1080p as default HD download on iTunes, you simply need to open iTunes and go to Preferences > Store and choose 1080p for the submenu "When downloading high definition videos, prefer...".


Please note that to purchase or rent 1080p HD content from the iTunes Store, you must have the latest version of iTunes installed on a computer with hardware configurations support 1080p HD playback.