Here we’ll give TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac a full review on how it performs to remove DRM from iTunes videos step by step and from different parts, including the user interface, conversion, output quality, etc.
Getting Started – Introduction to TunesKit DRM M4V Converter
This smart DRM iTunes M4V converter is available in both Mac and Windows versions. It’s fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 as well as the most up-to-date macOS 10.12 Sierra, while the Windows version of TunesKit DRM Media Converter works perfectly on all Windows OS including XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8 and Win 10. Till the time when we writing this review, it completely supports the latest iTunes 12.5.3 as well.
User InterfaceFirst of all, the user interface of TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter for Mac is well designed with simple and neat buttons. It’s easy to understand and operate even for beginners who are non-technical to computers. Overall, the clean appearance makes using this iTunes DRM cracker for Mac intuitive and easy to use than any other similar iTunes DRM removal tools.
Converting iTunes M4V Videos
As an all-in-one FairPlay DRM killer, TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter is able to completely unlock DRM restriction from both iTunes M4V movie rentals and purchases. It’s supposed to strip DRM from iTunes videos by convert the M4V files to non-DRM media formats, such as lossless MP4, M4V, HD MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. It works at up to 30X super faster speed while preserving all subtitles and audio tracks in output media files. Now let’s take a look at how to use TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac to convert DRM-ed iTunes M4V to DRM-free formats.
The whole process to remove DRM from iTunes with TunesKit is combined with three simple steps only: adding files, adjusting output settings, and converting the iTunes videos. After launching TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac, it will launch iTunes automatically and hide iTunes in the task bar. It provides users two ways to add iTunes movies to convert. We can just click “Add Files” button in the top center, then a window will pop up from which we can see a list of all iTunes movie files. Here we can choose the movies or TV shows we want to convert and click OK to load them into TunesKit conversion window. The other method to add iTunes M4V videos to TunesKit is drag-and-drop.
Now all movies we need to convert are listed in TunesKit properly with movie title, time length, file size, etc. Before we start to strip the DRM off, we are allowed to customize the settings according to our own needs. By clicking the Audio and Subtitle option next to the movie info, we can choose the target audio tracks and subtitles as we wish. Then we move to the bottom left to select the output format. TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac supports a large number of popular video and audio formats, including MP4, M4V, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPG, FLV, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AAC, and others. In addition, it provides various preset media devices, like Apple devices, Android phones and tablets, etc. Here we pick “lossless MP4” as output since it will keep output quality as the same with original movies by retaining the CC, Dolby 5.1 surround sound, AD track, multilingual subtitles, etc. The last step before start conversion is to choose the output folder by clicking Output option next to the format.
To start the conversion, simply click the “Convert” button at the bottom right of the program. Then it will begin removing DRM from the iTunes movies and converting the M4V files to lossless MP4 as expected. The progress bar will then display in the cover photo of the movie to show us the conversion status.
Conversion Speed & Quality
The conversion performance of TunesKit DRM M4V Converter for Mac is excellent as it turns out that the speed is up to 30X possible while at the same time it produces DRM-free MP4 videos in lossless quality. It takes only around 5 minutes to convert a 1 hour and a half movie. What the iTunes video actually looks like after converted? Is it lossless as advertised? To make it clearer, we are putting the screenshots of both original iTunes movie and the converted video together to compare the output quality difference.
Original M4V movie in iTunes:
Converted iTunes video:
It’s hard to tell the difference, right? Then how about the subtitle? Is it being kept in the DRM-free video? The following snapshot will answer it:
TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter is highly recommended if you are frustrated by the restrictions of FairPlay DRM or need a media toolbox to convert the iTunes videos to common media so as to enjoy the iTunes movies on non-Apple devices.
* Easy-to-use interface
* Support iTunes movie purchases and rentals
* Good file formats support
* Provide lossless output video
* Keep CC, AC3 5.1 audio, AD tracks
* Very impressive conversion speed
* Doesn’t support iTunes Extras
* Output profiles should be improved
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