[2019 Update] Top 5 iTunes DRM Removal Software for Mac & Windows

If you often buy movies or TV shows from iTunes, you'll find it's really annoying that you can't play the downloaded iTunes movies on Android or other non-Apple devices due to the digital rights management (DRM) copy protection.

On one hand, we have to admit that DRM is great as an anti-piracy technology to protect the copyright of the media providers. On the other hand, it somehow punishes consumers by restricting their freedom to use those digital content they legally purchased. In this case, it's reasonable for iTunes users to find out a solution to break the DRM lock from iTunes movies so as to get back the ownership of the iTunes media.

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As there are so many iTunes DRM removal tools with similar functions, it's difficult and time consuming for you to pick up the right tool. To make it easier, we've collected some top-rated programs in the market by covering their main features, conversion speed, performance, price, etc. so that you can tell which tool is best for you to remove DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows. All software reviewed here have been tested practically. Now let's find out the top 5 best iTunes DRM removal software for Mac and PC in 2019.

01. DRmare M4V Converter (Mac & Windows)

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DRmare M4V Converter for Windows/Mac is a complete iTunes DRM removal software that is well designed to remove iTunes FairPlay DRM and convert the protected iTunes movies and TV shows from M4V format to DRM-free MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, FLV, MKV, etc., so that users can play them on various popular devices and players, such as Samsung Galaxy S8, VLC, Xbox, PS4, Plex Server, etc.

The reason why we put it as the top 1 iTunes DRM video converter is that it's able to preserve the lossless quality of the original iTunes movies while processing at 30X faster, the fastest conversion speed by far. It can keep all audio tracks and subtitles, such as AC3 5.1 audio, AAC, CC, and so on. In addition, DRmare allows you set the parameters for the output videos, including bit rate, video size, codec, etc. to make your videos more personalized.

Pros:

* Support removing DRM from both rented and purchased iTunes movies
* Keep original quality without re-encoding
* Support a large number of output formats, profiles and devices
* Fully compatible with the latest iTunes version

Cons:

* Some profiles are outdated

Price:

$44.95 with free trial

Full Guide: How to Remove DRM and Convert iTunes M4V with DRmare

02. Requiem (Mac, Windows, Linux)

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If what you are looking for is a free iTunes media converter, then Requiem could be the best choice. As one of the best known free DRM removal software, Requiem is specialized in removing FairPlay DRM from iTunes videos as well as music and eBooks. Unlike DRmare M4V Converter that preserves lossless quality for AC3 5.1 audio and video only, Requiem is doing complete lossless for all iTunes audio tracks and videos.

However, Requiem stopped upgrading permanently since the release of iTunes 11 in 2012. That's to say, if you want to use Requiem to strip DRM from your iTunes movies successfully, you'll need to install iTunes version 10.7 or lower.

Pros:

* One-stop solution to remove DRM from iTunes videos, songs, audiobooks and iBooks
* Perform true lossless conversion without re-encoding
* Completely free

Cons:

* Out of development for years
* Can't convert iTunes movie rentals

Price:

Free

See More: DRmare VS. Requiem: Which Is Better?

03. Aimersoft DRM Media Converter (Windows)

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Unlike DRmare and Requiem that uses lossless DRM decryption technology, Aimersoft DRM Media Converter is using the video recording technique to strip off the DRM protection from iTunes movies.

In addition to iTunes media, this smart DRM removal tool also works for other DRM-protected audio and video content, such as WMV, WMA, M4P, M4V, M4A, M4B, ASF, etc. downloaded from Windows Media Center, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, Audible, Napster and others. Besides, it's also a common video converter that supports converting DRM-free video and audio formats.

Pros:

* All-in-one DRM video and audio converter
* Support multiple protected media content from different sources

Cons:

* Doesn't support iTunes movie rentals
* Poor output quality due to the recording technique
* Support Windows OS only

Price:

$35.95 with free trial

04. Audials Tunebite (Windows)

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Similar to Aimersoft, Audials Tunebite is also a smart video and audio recorder software for recording music and video streams and converting the streaming media to other formats. It's well designed to legally remove the DRM protection from iTunes videos, music, audiobooks, etc. It supports recording and converting the iTunes videos to more than 100 audio and video formats so that you can enjoy your iTunes media content on all popular smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles, etc.

Pros:

* All-in-one DRM video and audio converter

Cons:

* Doesn't support iTunes movie rentals
* Reduced output quality because of the recording technology
* Support Windows OS only

Price:

$39.90 with free trial

05. TunesKit (Mac & Windows)

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The last best DRM removal software Mac and Windows users can rely on is definitely TunesKit DRM Media Converter. It can help users get rid of DRM protection from iTunes rentals and purchases legally. Thus users can fully make use of iTunes movies and TV shows on many other portable devices beside Apple's iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. With this lossless media converter, you can then convert all DRM-protected iTunes videos to MP4, AVI or other common video formats quickly.

Pros:

* Convert both rented and purchased iTunes movies/TV shows

* Remove DRM and convert iTunes videos losslessly

Cons:

* The Mac version doesn't support the latest 10.13, 10.14

Price:

$44.95 with free trial

Conclusion & Suggestion

All the aforementioned software are DRM removal Mac and Windows users can fully take advantages of. If you want a free tool to remove DRM from iTunes, you can try Requiem, but its limitations are also obvious. Yet if you care much about the quality and speed, DRmare M4V Converter or TunesKit DRM Media Converter can be good options. DRmare software is a trustworthy and easy to use program to help you losslessly convert iTunes movies in a few clicks. You can give it a try.