Removing DRM from iTunes movies using Tuneskit M4V converter

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People who have known me for longer then ten years may remember me wearing a pirate bay t-shirt. Pirating movies has since become mostly irrelevant for me when it comes to getting access to content. Al lot of paid services have popped up providing different types of ways to access vast commercial libraries.

So nowadays I stick to mostly these type of services, because they are just easier to use than finding a bittorrent tracker that actually works and has the content in a quality / edition I would want.

There is still something left to be desired. That is the existence of DRM copy protection. The whole idea that I buy something to which I can have my access revoked in the future does not work well for me. So, while relying on ‘legal’ ways to access content, I still want my ‘freedom’ to do wat I please with my purchases, mostly analog on having physical copies. Copy it, borrow it, move it to another place.

So there is iTunes movies. And it is a great service that just works on my Apple devices. For me it is the preferred way to watch movies on my living room display (‘TV’). Just push a few buttons on the Apple TV remote and the streaming begins.

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While I like most Apple products, me and my family also use non apple devices and services. And I want my paid for content to be available on those systems. Also, I want my content to be available in ten or twenty years time. When I might have a lust to rewatch the entire library. Betting on Apple DRM servers to be still around seems like a stretch.

So last December I was looking for a way to liberate my iTunes library from DRM and I found it in Tuneskit M4V converter. It cost me EUR 36 at the time and every since I’ve been trying to keep up with my purchases in the iTunes Store.

At first I tried the MacOS version of the software, but it did not work for me. So I switched to a windows 10 box and it has been fine. The license had to be changed, but the Tuneskit support desk was helpful in changing it.

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Converting the media takes time. And actually downloading movies from iTunes (not streaming them) takes time too. So for me it just a case of starting the process from time to time and having patience. But it does work and it works mostly flawless. By now I have converted everything in my iTunes movies library, around 80 titles.

Please note: This blogpost was in no way sponsored or endorsed by the supplier mentioned, this is just my ‘success’ recipe. There may be other tools that work well too.