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iTunes DRM Removal - Remove DRM Protection from iTunes

Videos bought from iTunes store are usually DRM-ed M4V files and music purchased before April 2009 are also DRM protected. If you don't remove iTunes DRM protection, you will not be able to play iTunes videos/music on any any Apple incompatible devices, like Zune, Creative Zen, PSP, Android phone, etc.

To get rid of the annoying iTunes DRM protection and be free to play iTunes purchased media anywhere you like, you can try some programs that can remove DRM off of the iTunes music and video files. In this article, two ways to remove DRM from iTunes are suggested.

Part 1. Remove DRM from iTunes video and music with a DRM removal software

For DRM-ed iTunes videos, you can use a DRM remover program to help you accomplish your task. One of the best DRM removal tools is DRM Media Converter, which can unlock iTunes videos and music fast with high output video/audio quality. With a user-friendly interface, you can remove iTunes DRM and convert iTunes media files in clicks! Besides, it supported conversion between all popular video and audio formats (Both DRM files and Non-DRM media), including MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVCHD, MP4, OGG, AAC, WMA, FLAC, etc.

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After downloading, install and start the program. The main interface of the software is as below:

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You can click "Add" to or drag and drop to import iTunes protected video and music files to the program. When the files are loaded, choose the output video/audio format you prefer and click "Setting" to set the specific parameter for the output files if necessary. When all the settings are OK, hit "Start" to remove iTunes video/music DRM protection and convert them to the format you want.

When the process finishes, you can click "Find Target" to locate the converted DRM-free files. Now you can play them on any portable devices like Zune, Blackberry, PSP, Xbox, etc. as you wish.

Here is the video tutorial on how to remove DRM from iTunes music and videos:

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Part 2. Remove DRM protection from iTunes music for free using iTunes + CD-R

You can easily crack iTunes music DRM by burning the playlists to CD and then rip them back using the iTunes CD burning and ripping function. Please note that you cannot use iTunes burning and ripping feature to bypass iTunes video DRM. To remove iTunes music DRM using iTunes, you can follow these 4 steps:

  • 1. Create an iTunes playlist containing the purchased DRM protected songs.
  • 2. Insert a blank CD-R or a CD-RW into your computer's hard drive.
  • 3. Burn the playlist to disk with iTunes.
  • 4. Rip the burned CD to get DRM-free songs.

This method works fine if you have only a few DRM iTunes songs. However, if you have a large collection of songs, it will take a lot of time and also lots of CDs!

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