How to Remove DRM from Protected M4V Video Files?

Video files purchased from iTunes are usually in M4V format which can be played on Apple players such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch etc. But due to Apple DRM protection, M4V videos can not be transferred to non-Apple devices for playback. If you want to play DRM-protected M4V videos on media players like Archos, Zen, Zune, PSP etc. or have the desire to share with your friends, you need to remove DRM from M4V. To put it in another word, you have to convert DRM protected M4V with a M4V Converter that is with M4V DRM removal ability.

To remove M4V DRM, the reliable third-party M4V Converter software which supports to remove DRM from M4V is required. Leawo Video Converter is what you are looking for to convert DRM protected M4V. With excellent M4V DRM removal function, this program smartly helps you get rid of M4V DRM protection and convert M4V videos to any other video and audio formats like MOV, MP4, WMV, AVI, VOB, and more. In the following, the simple guide will lead you to remove M4V DRM with just a few steps.

Full Guide

Add DRM-protected M4V Videos to the Program

After you have run this DRM removal software on your computer, click on the Add Video icon on the top of the software to import videos. You will see the loaded videos presenting on the processing list.

Choose Video Formats for Conversion

In this step, you can choose a video format for conversion. If you only want to remove M4V DRM, choose M4V as the output format.

Authorize your computer

As your DRM protected M4V files are downloaded from iTunes, you need to authorize your computer to be able to remove DRM protection and convert M4V to other video files. Click convert button on the bottom right and the program would automatically lead you to the authorizing page. Input your ID and password to autorize your computer.

Convert DRM Protected M4V

Click on the Convert button to start to remove DRM from M4V. You can get the output video for playback on various video players within the shortest time.

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Extended Knowledge

M4V is a file container format used by Apple’s iTunes application. The M4V file format is a video file format developed by Apple and is very close to MP4 format. The differences are the optional Apple’s DRM copyright protection, and the treatment of AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio which is not standardized for the MP4 container.Apple uses M4V files to encode TV episodes, movies, and music videos in the iTunes Store. The copyright of M4V files may be protected by using Apple’s FairPlay DRM copyright protection.


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