Fed up with being restricted to play your video files on only specified devices or players due to the DRM copy protection? Want to play the DRM-locked video and audio files on non-Apple devices or media players? It’s workable with help from a third-party DRM Removal/Recoder software. (Read Reasons to Remove DRM)
Here is a selection of the top 3 DRM removal software which can remove DRM legally and convert DRM M4V to unprotected formats so that you can enjoy the DRM-free videos on any Android/Windows devices and media players.
Top 1. Pavtube ChewTune
Pavtube ChewTune (Read review) ranks top on the list of DRM Removal/Video Recorder softwares for its versatile features. With this all-in-one DRM Media Converter, you can remove downloaded, purchased or rented DRM-protected videos from iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Digital Copy, Windows Media Center, Zune Marketplace, BBC iPlayer, Xbox Live Store, Limewire, uTorrent, FrostWire, etc., and record them to all popular video/audio formats for playing anywhere you like without any hassle.
Plus, it provides hundreds of video presets for portable media players, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, Surface, Hudl, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, Archos, HTC, Samsung, Google, Sony, Panasonic, Creative Zen, HD Media Players, HDTV, etc. In this way, you can convert your iTunes media files to fit your device for enjoyment on the go.
- Official Download: http://www.multipelife.com/download/chewtune/chewtune_setup.exe
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- Remove DRM Protection from Video from iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Digital Copy, BBC iPlayer, etc.
- Strip DRM Protection from Audio Files
- Convert Your Media Files to Tons of Formats
- Record Videos to Fit Various Portable Devices
- Easy to Use and Effective to Convert
- Batch conversion and 6x faster speed
- Advanced Settings
- It keeps original quality since it records source DRM iTunes files in 1:1 video and audio quality
Cons: Conversion would take as long as the source movie length. If you movies are long, be patient to get high quality
- Convert and Burn iTunes Videos to DVD
- Sync iTunes Movie/Music to Android
- Move iTunes Videos to NAS for Sharing
- Play iTunes movies on Galaxy Tab Pro
- Put DRM iTunes videos to Nexus Player
Top 2. TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Win
Price: $ 44.95
TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Windows is a smart but professional iTunes DRM Removal tool to remove Fairplay DRM protection from all iTunes downloaded videos including iTunes purchased/rental movies/TV show episodes, music videos.
- Remove DRM from both iTunes purchases and rentals
- Convert M4V videos to MP4
- Retain Audio Tracks, Subtitles and 5.1 Surround
- Support to playing the output MP4 videos with any mobile devices.
- Not compatible with Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- No advanced settings
- Too expensive
Top 3. Tunebite Platinum
Price: & 39.9
Tunebite Platinum is also an DRM removal to remove DRM from iTunes music and videos. It can not only remove DRM protection from WMV videos, but also works like a DRM video encoder to decodes and encodes the video to convert DRMed WMV, M4V, M4P, WMA, AA files to WMV, XVID, MP4, AVI, 3GP, MP3 etc.
- Removes DRM protection from movies and videos
- Supports popular video formats like WMV, MP4, AVI, H.264, 3GP
- Converts protected and unprotected files from WMA to MP3 and vice versa
- Offers a MP4 video converter that provides impeccable quality when movies and videos are converted
- Supports both stationary devices like PC, Xbox, PS3 and mobile devices like iPhone, mobile phone, PSP, smartphone, iPod, MP3 player, MP4 player and many more
- Achieves flawless quality when files are converted
- Not allow you to get rid of restriction from other DRM-protected contents like Digital Copy, Amazon Instant Videos etc
- Pice is a little higher
To remove DRM from iTunes, I find Pavtube ChewTune is powerful and much better since it can strip DRM protection from iTunes movies and TV shows and convert them to virtually any video/audio formats for play anywhere you like, record them to non-Apple programs or devices like HTC, Samsung, PSP, Zune, Xbox 360, Windows Media Player, etc. or share them with your family/friends without any limits. What’s more, Pavtube can deal more DRM videos.
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