CDROM-Guide forums

Go Back   CDROM-Guide forums > Main Forums > Audio CDs & MP3
FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read
Open   CSec   Data   DevDrv   CoOp   Audio   CDRW   CDG   VCD   DVD   HD DVD   Mac   VGB   PS2   DC   Xbox  

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jun 17, 2010, 12:57 AM
hooyoo345 hooyoo345 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 215
Thumbs up How to Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Music/Movies/TV Shows

sponsored links
The music, movies and TV shows you download from iTunes is DRM protected. In order to play them on non-Apple MP3/MP4 players, you need to remove the DRM and convert the protected audio/video file to DRM free MP3/MP4 format. There are many ways to remove DRM protection from iTunes. On Windows, you can remove DRM from iTunes by ripping and burning a CD disc. Or you can turn to some DRM Removal Software like [b]Media Converter Pro[/b] [img]***********[/img] . On Mac OS X, iMovie [img]***********[/img] is already the perfect freeware for removing DRM from iTunes music. So the following article is dedicated to introducing several methods of removing DRM from iTunes music/video on Windows and Mac.

[b]1. Remove DRM from iTunes music by ripping and burning a CD disc[/b] (Win & Mac, iTunes Music Only)

a. Insert a CD-R or CD-RW disc into your CD-ROM drive.
b. Burn DRM iTunes music to make an Audio CD. You cannot select the MP3 CD option since it requires the DRM protected iTunes music be converted to MP3.
c. After the Audio CD is successfully burned, insert the disc into your CD-ROM drive again. Then you can use iTunes to import the music tracks on the burned disc as MP3 files.

[b]2. Remove DRM from iTunes music/videos using Media Converter Pro[/b] (Win, Music/Movies/TV Shows)

a. Download [b]Media Converter Pro[/b] [img]***********[/img], install and launch it. ( Free Download [img]***********[/img] )

b. Import DRM protected iTunes music/video


c. Select the output format

By clicking the "Convert audio to:" or "Convert video to:" box, you can select the output format for the source iTunes DRM music/video (M4P, M4V, M4B). For example, if you want to watch DRM protected iTunes movies or TV shows (.m4v) on your PSP, you can choose "PSP, PS3" from the profile category list and choose "PSP Video MPEG-4(*.mp4) as the output format.

d. Start to convert DRM iTunes music/video files

Click the "Start" button to begin to convert DRM iTunes music/video files. Then, you can enjoy iTunes music and videos without any restriction.

[b]3. Remove DRM from iTunes music with Apple iMovie[/b] (Mac, iTunes Music Only)

Run iMovie and create a New Project.

In the iMovie window, select the 'Music' tab. You will notice that the top right portion of the interface now offers a media browser. Locate the playlist which contains purchased music, or search by artist/title.


Select the DRM-laden song and drag the file from the media browser into the iMovie timeline.

In order to export the song, iMovie requires that a visual image be associated with the audio track - iMovie thinks that it is going to be exporting a movie. Simply drag a blank image (or any other image) to the track above the previously imported audio file. Once iMovie has processed the image, select the 'Export using QuickTime...' sub menu item from found inside 'Share' in iMovie's menu bar.


In the Save as… dialogue, select "Sound to AIFF" in the Export drop-down menu, Choose an appropriate directory for iMovie to export to, title the file, and select 'Save'.


Locate the exported AIFF audio file and drag to your iTunes Library. Right-click on the file and select "Create MP3 Version". Once completed, 'Get Info' on the new file, edit meta data, add album art, and trash the originally purchased and AIFF audio files from your iTunes library.

[b]Note:[/b] If you fail to find the method that best fits you, you may take a look at this DRM Removals Software Review [img]***********[/img] to get the best DRM removal tool to help you liberate your music/videos.

drm removal, remove drm itunes, remove itunes drm, strip drm

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Remove video and audio DRM Protection such as iTunes M4P, M4V, M4A Bethshaya Audio CDs & MP3 1 Aug 11, 2010 09:25 AM
How to Remove iTunes DRM on Windows and Mac? Kindour Audio CDs & MP3 6 Mar 25, 2010 10:08 PM
How to Strip DRM Protection off iTunes Music/Videos (Win & Mac) hooyoo345 Audio CDs & MP3 0 Mar 18, 2010 09:11 PM
Removing DRM Protection from iTunes Music on Mac terry007 Audio CDs & MP3 2 Nov 02, 2009 12:54 AM
Newest technology to remove DRM from any DRM music in 2008 allyduan Audio CDs & MP3 0 Dec 24, 2008 12:55 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 1996-2009 All rights reserved