Best DRM Removal Software Review
Many of us would ask whether it is possible to watch, for instance, a movie downloaded from iTunes Store on an Android based device. Don't be frustrated if I tell you NO! It is due that iTunes movies are encrypted with DRM. You cannot transfer them onto a non-Apple device for playing. Not only iTunes, a lot more online stores also provide media that come with DRM. To get around this, what you need is a DRM removal tool.
In this review, let's focus on several pieces of DRM removal software. All software tested and reviewed below can be used to remove DRM from audio and video files only. For each DRM removal tool, we will cover its conversion theory, main features, compatible OS, supported input and output formats, limitations, pros and cons, and so on, with the aim to help you find the best software to get all your music, movies and TV shows free from DRM.
Note: You are only allowed to remove DRM with any DRM Removal Software for personal use.
Aimersoft DRM Media Converter for Windows
You don't need to possess any technical skills in order to use the DRM Media Converter. The software comes along with a user friendly interface for the convenience of users. Once you open the tool, you need to click on the Add button and import DRM protected files into it. Then you can choose the desired output media format. Finally, you can click on Convert button and let it convert the media files for you.
DRM Media Converter works with DRM protected audio and video formats including M4P, M4B, M4V, WMA, WMV, AA, AAX and ASF. Plus, it also works as a common video converter to convert DRM free video and audio.
Whether video files downloaded from iTunes, Windows Media Center, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, etc. or audio files from iTunes, Audible, Napster, etc., you can rely on DRM Media Converter to get them DRM free. Media file types supported by DRM Media Converter include music, music videos, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and more.
Features: DRM Removal, Audio/Video Converter
Conversion theory: Record play and save the recording
Edge: 6X conversion speed
Ondesoft iTunes Converter for Mac
To be exact, Ondesoft iTunes Converter is an iTunes Audio Converter, as it can only output audio files from music, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks purchased from iTunes Store. With this iTunes Converter, you will be able to remove DRM from iTunes music and convert iTunes music from M4P to MP3 as well as remove DRM from iTunes video and extract audio from iTunes video M4V files. However, if you need to output video files from iTunes movies and TV shows, you have to turn to Tune4Mac iTunes Video Converter.
Platform: Mac 10.6 - 10.10
Tune4Mac iTunes Video Converter for Mac
M4V Movies and TV Shows downloaded from iTunes Store are DRM protected and limited to play on five Apple devices only. You may feel unfair if you can't play the M4V files on your other portable devices. So if you need to watch these M4V videos on other devices freely, you are recommended using iTunes Video Converter for Mac to finish this.
Tune4Mac iTunes Video Converter works with Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite. It converts iTunes DRM video from M4V to MOV, MP4, MPEG, AVI, FLV or 3GP.
Platform: Mac 10.8 - 10.10
Aimersoft Music Converter for Windows
Using Aimersoft Music Converter, you are allowed to convert DRM protected audio (WMA, M4P, M4B, AA, AAX. etc.) and video (WMV, ASF, M4V, DVR-MS, etc.) to DRM free MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC and more with ease and speed.
The only difference between Aimersoft's Music Converter and DRM Media Converter is that the former cannot output video.
Features: Audio DRM Removal, Audio Converter
Conversion theory: Advanced recording technique
Edge: Fast conversion speed with dual-core or multi-core processors
Audials Tunebite 11 for Windows
Audials Tunebite 11 lets you record, convert and enjoy Music, Audio Books, Videos, Movies and DVDs anywhere. With it, you can remove DRM from audio/music and video/movie files as well as record the latest blockbusters and classic movies in HD from free movie sites, portals with RTMP-E flash videos and from online movie stores. IT also works as common Audio Converter, Video Converter and DVD Converter.
Features: Universal Converter, Streaming, Media Center
Conversion theory: Recording
Edge: 100+ playback formats and an editor to customize settings for every home and portable device