Dec 4, 2014

What You Need to Know When Removing DRM from iTunes Movies


We always want to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies and TV shows for they are prohibited from sharing and editing while restricted to be played on Apple’s devices only. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds to be when we remove DRM from the protected iTunes movies. In order to make the iTunes DRM removal more smooth and successful, we need to pay attention to some essential rules before removing the DRM lock from iTunes videos.

1.   Is It Legally to Remove DRM from iTunes Movies & TV Shows?

This remains to be a controversial topic for a long time. Although the DRM is declared to protect the rights of copyrighters, but actually it infringes customers’ rights in enjoying something they legally purchased. So it’s hard to tell which is legal or illegal. But since the purpose of iTunes DRM is to prevent the abuse of iTunes content by others, we would like to see it’s acceptable and legal if the intention to remove iTunes DRM is for gaining the right of full ownership over the movies, instead of for sharing or redistributing it again.

2.   What Tools You Need for iTunes DRM Removal?

Once you’ve made up your mind to remove DRM from iTunes movies for personal use, the next step is to focus on the tools which you should use to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies. As you may see, there are actually a lot of similar iTunes DRM removal software clarifying to get rid of DRM securely and permanently. However, you should keep in mind that not all of them will work as advertised. Based on hands-on experience, you are suggested to try the DRM remover firstly to make sure it works fine for you. In this case, some tools like TunesKit iTunes DRM Remover for Mac, TunesKit iTunes Video Converter for Windows, Aimersoft DRM Media Converter are worthy a try. If you are expecting an incredible fast speed and amazing high quality, TunesKit would definitely give you surprise.

3.   Requirements to Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Videos?

A professional iTunes DRM converter even like TunesKit, however, is not quite enough to guarantee a successful iTunes DRM removal. It requires additional conditions to avoid any unnecessary problem from occurring during the DRM removing process. And here we are talking about your iTunes movies, TV shows and the computer system.

Typically, to successfully remove DRM from an iTunes movie, it requires the movie file to be played normally on iTunes. Almost all iTunes DRM video converter won’t work for those iTunes movies which are expired. So you need to confirm that all of your iTunes movies and episodes your are going to remove DRM protection from, especially the rented ones, are playable on iTunes before the DRM removal process.


Last but not least, just as different iTunes DRM removers require different computer compatibilities, you'd better check the system requirements of the iTunes DRM video converter ever before installing it on your computer to make sure your computer operating system supports the program. For example, TunesKit iTunes DRM M4V Converter for Mac is only workable on Mac OS X 10.8 or later. So if you are running the OS X below 10.8, you should either upgrade your OS to the required version or change to another iTunes DRM remover.