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.
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
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: macOS 10.6 - 10.11
M4VGear DRM Media Converter (Windows / Mac)
M4VGear DRM Media Converter can convert iTunes video M4V to DRM free video and audio such as MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3, AAC, etc.
It is capable of stripping DRM protection from both iTunes purchased and rented videos including movies, TV shows and music videos at 20X faster speed.
M4VGear can preserve AC3 Dolby 5.1 audio and all multilingual subtitles & audio tracks from iTunes videos. It also supports batch conversion. It is fully compatible with the latest iTunes 12.4.
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 macOS 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: macOS 10.8 - 10.11
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 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
Ondesoft AudioBook Converter for Mac lets you remove DRM from iTunes purchased m4b as well as Audible aa/aax audio books with ease. It converts m4b/aa/aax audiobooks to mp3/m4a/aac/ac3/aiff files for playing on any device you like without any restriction.
Platform: macOS 10.6 - 10.11
Tune4Mac iTunes Audio Converter can convert any DRM protected or unprotected .AA, .AAX, .M4B audio book files on iTunes and Audible.com to MP3, WAV and AAC format on Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Platform: macOS 10.7 - 10.10