iTunes used a technology called DRM (Digital Rights Management) to prevent the music sold through it to be pirated. They’ve stopped doing so from 2009. However, every movie or TV show you get through iTunes still comes with DRM. If you buy it through iTunes, you can play it only via Apple products in your account. It’s close to impossible to share the video with your friend if you wish to. Today we will be discussing about a software that helps you convert DRM video files into non-DRM ones. It is available for both the osX and Windows platforms.
TunesKit DRM Media Converter is currently being sold for around $44.95, which couldn’t be considered as cheap territory, but is definitely worth the price for the amount of features it comes with. Put simply, it is an easy to use, very functional DRM removal tool. Let’s discuss in detail what the software has to offer.
Features of the Software
Once you launch the software, it’s very easy to remove the DRM from the video files you’ve purchased or rented from iTunes. The legality of this is little murky. However, I am of the opinion that, if you pay for something, you should have complete control over what you do with it. Being locked into an ecosystem just for the negligible convenience doesn’t feel right to me. You can decide for yourself though.
There are so much logical and ethical advantages of removing DRM restrictions from a video. For example, you might use iTunes on a Windows PC and use it to purchase your media. But if you are using an Android phone, it is not possible for you to see the videos you got through iTunes in your phone. However, TunesKit will enable you to watch your videos that you got through iTunes on the device of your choice in the MP4 file format. iTunes can be your media store and you can choose any other media player, like VLC to watch those videos.
The user interface is simple and easy to use. Just Add the videos you want to convert to DRM-free by clicking the Add Files button. TunesKit will then show a dialog box displaying all your iTunes video content, which includes both purchases and rentals. All you have to do next is choose the ones you wish to change and then proceed.
Our experience with the software has been hassle free so far. The new non-DRM files created by the software ran perfectly, without any loss of quality, both in terms of audio and video. It works perfectly for purchases and rentals. Non-DRM files of rentals will be available even after the expiration of your time.
TunesKit worked really fast. Their official claims put the number at around 30x faster than the total duration of the video. However, it’ll largely depend on the potential of your PC as well.
TunesKit comes with several advanced features as well. There are some options/presets to encode your video file. It is set to lossless MP4 by default. You can also use the default settings to convert iTunes M4V to MP4. . You can also use TunesKit to convert a video into just the audio from it.
The $45 might seem a little pricey on the outset, but if you are heavily invested in the iTunes ecosystem, then this is a very good deal. It’ll open up new avenues for you with the freedom it provides. I would totally suggest you to try it out.
I hope this article was useful for you to learn more about the TunesKit DRM removal tool. If you have any doubts while using it, let us know through the comments and we will be glad to help you out. If you have any suggestions regarding how we can improve the article, let us know them through the comments as well for us to improve.