TunesKit M4V Converter & DRM Protection Remover - Review & How to Use Guide

Are you looking to unlock DRM protected videos or movies on your Windows computer? Do you want to transfer these locked videos on your mobile devices? If yes, then have a look at this article to know exactly how to easily unlock DRM protected movies and use it freely on your other devices.


I'm an avid Apple user and mostly use MacBook and iPhone as my daily drivers. I've been used to of iTunes for my music and movie needs and use it in tandem with Netflix and Amazon Prime. While the latter services allow you to watch movies and episodes on a fixed monthly/yearly rental, iTunes allows you to buy or even rent a particular movie or series as per your liking. This, in some cases, works out better for me. I often find myself renting a movie for as low as Rs. 50 and watch it for a fixed period of time that iTunes allows me.

The only issue here is, after the rental period is over, I would not be able to watch this movie again, even if it's downloaded on my hard drive. This is because all these movies are protected under the "Fair Play DRM Protection" and is formatted in an M4V video format.

A friend of mine uses a Windows laptop and wanted my help to unlock his purchased movies on iTunes so that he can transfer some of them onto his mobile device. Since these movies are usually DRM protected and cannot be played on other devices, he needed a powerful software that not only removes the DRM protection but also preserves the audio and video quality of the movie.

TunesKit M4V Converter

The software that we used to remove DRM protection for these videos is called TunesKit M4V Converter. This program is available for Windows as well as Mac OS. TunesKit M4V Converter is a complete DRM removal tool that allows you to remove DRM protection and convert iTunes M4V rentals and purchases to the more commonly used MP4, MOV, MPG, AVI formats with lossless 5.1 audio tracks and subtitles preserved for playing on any device.

How does it work?

DRM protected movies and videos are essentially video files encoded in a different format (M4V) that checks the purchased licence on that device before it starts playing. Even though one can transfer these files to another computer, they won't play unless a purchase or rental licence is found on that computer or mobile device.

TunesKit M4V Converter basically re-encodes these video files into a freely transferable and playable format like MP4, MPV, MPG etc. Once encoded into a new format, the DRM protection is lost and these files can easily be played on any other device.

This software re-encodes videos pretty fast and also removes all DRM protection from not only purchased movies but also from rented movies from the iTunes store.

How to use

  • Download the 'TunesKit M4V Converter' from the link mentioned above and install it on your Windows PC.
  • Once installed, Open the program and it should open up something like this:

  • TunesKit Software Open

  • Once the software opens up, click on the option "Add Files" above to add a particular movie file into the converter. Select the DRM protected movie files from the iTunes download library on your computer that you would like to use and remove the DRM protection from. In the example here, I used a movie called "Talvar" that I rented from the iTunes store recently.

  • TunesKit Add files

  • Once selected, Click Open.

  • On the next page, you may also change the required output size and quality of the movie file, depending upon which device you would like to play it on.

  • TunesKit Select Output

  • After setting up the output requirements, click on the option 'Convert'.

  • TunesKit Convert

  • TunesKit M4V Converter would now initiate the magic and commence converting these digitally protected movies into freely playable video files and save it on your computer.

  • TunesKit Converted Files

  • Once the movie is converted, you may find the final output in the "Converted" folder created by the program by default.

  • TunesKit Windows Media Player

  • The resultant file in this folder is free from all DRM and Fairplay protection licences and can easily be played on any third-party video players like Windows Media Player, MX Player etc.


  • Removes DRM protection
  • Customizeable output settings
  • Lossless conversion to MP4, MOV formats etc.
  • Preserves subtitles, closed captions, 5.1 audio tracks

Please note, this is a paid software and is easily available for both Windows as well as the Mac Operation System from the link mentioned below:

Remove DRM from iTunes:

I hope you liked this review of the TunesKit M4V Converter and DRM Protection Remover. Please let us know in the comments section below if you have any questions regarding the same and I will try my best to answer them as soon as possible.


Guest Author: daveclark96620 Mar 2021

a professional iTunes M4V remover-Avdshare Video Converter, which supports to easily remove M4V DRM protection and there is no quality loss during the whole process.

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