Apr 13, 2015

How Can I Copy iTunes Videos to USB Drive

Many of you may face a problem when trying to copy iTunes movies or TV episodes to your USB stick. It will simply not allow you to put any iTunes video file to USB flash by popping up a message saying that the format is not supported. If you are in such a case and would like to transfer iTunes videos to USB flash drive for back up or something else, you can follow the tutorial here to learn why you can’t directly put iTunes movies on USB as well as how to make iTunes movies supported by the USB drive.

Why Can’t We Transfer iTunes Videos to USB Drive

The main reason why iTunes movies and TV shows are not allowed to be transferred to USB stick is because iTunes videos are all protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM encryption. With that protection, we can only play the iTunes movie files on Apple-approved devices, which doesn’t include the USB drive. The good news is that, even though iTunes movies are DRM-protected, we can still put the DRM-ed videos on USB drive if we successfully get rid of the DRM lock from the movies.

Here we’ll recommend TunesKit DRM Video Converter for Mac (Windows) for you. It’s one of the best iTunes DRM removal tools in the world developed to remove DRM from both rented and purchased iTunes movies while changing the .m4v extension of the protected iTunes videos to unprotected .mp4 without touching the original video and audio tracks. Therefore, it’s able to keep the original video resolution, audio tracks and subtitles after conversion. It’s also the fastest iTunes DRM video converter that can convert the iTunes videos at 20x faster speed. By using this smart and powerful iTunes DRM video converter, you can easily strip the DRM off and transfer the DRM-free iTunes movies to any USB drive and media device as you like.

Guide on Transferring iTunes Movies to USB Stick

Make sure you’ve downloaded and installed the proper version of TunesKit DRM Video Converter.

Step 1. Load iTunes M4V Movies to TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter. You can add the iTunes video files by clicking “Add Files” button or by drag and drop. Batch conversion is supported to save your time in converting multiple iTunes movies at once.

Step 2. Adjust Output Settings. You are required to select output path, audio tracks and subtitles before conversion.

Step 3. Convert iTunes M4V to MP4. When all the settings are adjusted, you can start to convert iTunes movies to non-DRM MP4 by clicking “Convert” button.


Step 4. Move DRM-free iTunes Videos to USB. Once the conversion is completed, you are able to transfer the converted iTunes videos without DRM protection by finding them in the output folder and copying them to your USB drive freely.