Dec 10, 2014

How to Keep Subtitles (Closed Caption) While Converting iTunes DRM M4V to MP4


How can I save subtitles when removing DRM from protected iTunes movies?

“I’m a French user of iTunes and have stored a lot of iTunes movies with DRM protection locked. I recently decided to remove the DRM from those movies thus to import them to my newly bought Android phone for watching. But my problem is, I lost the subtitles of the iTunes movies after converting the DRM-ed iTunes videos to unprotected MP4 format. What’s more, since most of the movies I bought from iTunes Store come with multiple subtitles in which English is set to be the default language instead of French, I'm wondering if there is any iTunes DRM removal tool that can convert the protected M4V to MP4 while keeping the French as the only subtitle there?"

Movies, TV shows and other video files downloaded from iTunes Store are all locked by Apple’s FairPlay DRM copyright protection and saved in encrypted M4V format, because of which we can’t directly play the protected iTunes videos on any media players but only Apple’s. And that’s why there are so many people seeking for iTunes DRM removal solutions to remove the DRM from iTunes movies and convert the FairPlay-ed M4V to MP4 or other non-DRM video formats supported by most commonly used media playing devices.

Fortunately there are multiple iTunes M4V to MP4 video converter existing on the Internet. But only when you tried them one by one can you find out that only few of the DRM removal tools is able to keep the original subtitles for the iTunes videos after removing the DRM. So is there any chance to remove DRM and convert iTunes M4V movies to MP4 with subtitles (closed caption) preserved? The answer is “Yes”.

Here we recommend TunesKit iTunes M4V toMP4 Converter for Mac for you. It’s a smart iTunes DRM removal tool as well as DRM iTunes M4V Converter for Mac to help you keep subtitles (closed caption) when removing DRM and converting iTunes M4V to MP4 on Mac. With this magic iTunes DRM video converter, you can freely to enjoy any iTunes rented or purchased M4V movies and TV shows on most popular media players and devices with subtitles kept.

iTunes M4V to MP4 – How to Retain Subtitles for iTunes DRM-ed Movies

Before following the steps to keep output subtitles (closed caption) when converting iTunes M4V to MP4 with TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover for Mac, make sure you have downloaded and installed the application on your Mac machine running OS X 10.8 or later.

Step 1. Click the "Add Files" button to load iTunes movie list. After selecting the M4V videos you want to convert, click "OK" button to import the movie files. Or you can also add the iTunes M4V movies by directly dragging and dropping the files into the program.

Step 2. Click the "settings" icon to customize the subtitles for the output videos. Or it will keep all audio tracks and subtitle after conversion.

Step 3. Begin to remove DRM and convert iTunes M4V to MP4 by clicking "Convert" button in the program.

Extended Reading – What’s Closed Caption (CC)


Closed Captioning (CC) is a kind of special subtitle contained in digital movies, DVD movies. The closed captions is used to describe some content with explanatory texts, which is specially designed for the people who have hearing impairment, or the people who need to watch the movie in the muted surroundings.