You must be aware of the term called DRM; It basically stands for ‘Digital Rights Management.’ The main motive behind the inception of the DRM was to protect digital media from piracy. Over a period, DRM has taken many shapes, from digital watermarks to proprietary file types. But the conclusive aspect is that you can’t copy or download the content you purchase or play it on anything other than the intended device.
Like many of you, the same mechanism applies to the movies that we rented from iTunes store. You see, rented movie from iTunes store is much cheaper than buying one. Unfortunately, there is a time limitation of 24 to 48 hours for a rented movie. Afterward, the movie gets deleted automatically. I know the whole concept of DRM, directly or indirectly gives trouble to consumers in some ways.
In the present era, fortunately, there are numerous software and services which claim to convert those rent movies (from iTunes) to free MP4 files by stripping the DRM legally. However, many of these services are not as reliable or authentic and take a lot of time in conversion.
Recently I came acorss a software named ‘Mac DRM video converter’ and which I believe is genuine. After using it for a while, I decided to come out with the review of the software for you guys. So that you can make an effective and optimum utilization of the software.
So Let’s see how this software functions and what pros and cons are associated with DRM Video Converter.
As far as the user interface is concerned, the software functions with iTunes very fine and effectively. It has a built-in DRM Video filter which may find those movies and TV Shows which you purchased or rented automatically.
The software’s interface is consumer friendly, and you can easily convert iTunes movies to MP4 video files within a matter of few clicks. All you need to do is to click “Add Files” to load the iTunes movies/TV shows that you are looking to convert, then click “Convert” to convert them.
Let’s Start with DRM Video Converter
The software, basically, enables you to strip those DRM restrictions from your iTunes movies purchased legally without loosing quality of the content. The converted MP4 videos may be played independently without any restrictions on any devices like android devices, PC, iPhone, iPad, Mac, as long as device supports playing videos of MP4 format.
That’s where the software gains brownie points. You see, other software available in the market for the same niche considered to be relatively slow in converting the videos. But DRM video converter provides 30 times faster conversion speed while converting iTunes purchases or rentals to MP4 video. The software also supports batch conversion where you can add multiple iTunes videos at a time for conversion.
The system requirement is something which you need to look for while installing these kinds of offshore software. Here is the system requirement to run this software.
- Mac OS X v10.8 and later; now fully compatible with MacOS Sierra 10.12
- iTunes 10 or later
- Processor: Intel processor.
- Hardware Requirements: 512 MB RAM.
- Only DRM protected videos can be loaded into DRM video converter.
Steps To Convert DRM protected videos to MP4
Step 1: At first, you have to install the software.
Step 2: Now you need to launch the program.
Step 3: Once it is launched, then you need to add all the DRM protected videos files that you want to convert by clicking on ‘Add Files’. You can also opt for more than one video at a time as Converter has the ability to batch process protected videos.
Step 4: Here, you need to select the specific location/output destination folder where you can save the converted MP4 video files.
Step 5: Lastly, you just have to click on the ‘convert’ button and initiate converting all the DRM protected media files that you have. Post conversion you can also find the converted iTunes videos by clicking the ‘History’ tab and then transfer the converted iTunes videos to any media devices and players.
You can download 45 days free trial of the DRM Video Converter’s desktop version. The licensed version for Mac is available for $44.95.
- User Interface is simple
- Easy to use and operate
- Supports Batch conversion
- Only supports MP4 format for conversion
DRM Video Converter
It is an ideal software for those iTunes users who wishes to watch rented or purchased iTunes movies on any device of their choice. The software is also suitable for all the users for the fact that it removes DRM legally without reducing the quality of the content.