DRM Removal Software

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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 an 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 to focus on several pieces of DRM removal software. All software reviewed below can only be used to remove DRM from audio and video files. For each DRM removal tool, I 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.

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter

DRM Media ConverterBest DRM removal software tool for Windows users to remove DRM from M4P/M4B/M4V, WMA/WMV, AA/AAX, ASF and more. Plus, it also works as common video converter software 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

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Audials Tunebite 11

TunebiteAudials 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

Download Now (51.7 MB) [Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP]

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Aimersoft Music Converter

DRM Music ConverterUsing 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

Download Now (8.66 MB) [Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP]

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Tune4Mac iTunes Video Converter

iTunes Video ConverterM4V 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 OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks. It converts iTunes DRM video from M4V to MOV, MP4, MPEG, AVI, FLV or 3GP.

Platform: Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.9

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Ondesoft iTunes Converter

iTunes ConverterTo 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 OS X 10.6 - 10.9

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Tune4Mac iTunes Audio Converter

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: Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.9

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Top 5 DRM Removal Software for Windows and Mac

Name Aimersoft DRM Media Converter Aimersoft Music Converter Tune4Mac iTunes Video Converter Ondesoft iTunes Converter for Mac Audials Tunebite 11
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Box DRM Media Converter Music Converter iTunes Video Converter iTunes Converter Tunebite
Platform Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
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Easy to Use
Easy to Install
Conversion Speed
Output Quality
Profile Options
Batch Conversion Y Y Y Y Y
Preserve ID3 Tags Y Y Y Y Y
Key Features DRM Removal
Audio/Video Converter
Audio DRM Removal
Audio Converter
iTunes Video DRM removal iTunes Audio DRM removal Universal Converter
Streaming
Media Center
Input Audio M4A M4B M4P MP3 MP2 MPA WMA AAC AC3 MKA OGG AIFF RA RAM WAV APE FLAC MP3 WAV M4A WMA M4B M4P   iTunes music M4P
Audible AA
protected wma, protected m4p, unprotect wma, unprotect m4p, protected m4b, unprotect m4b, aac, m4a
Video M4V M2TS TP TRP TS AVI MP4 MPG MPEG 3GP 3G2 WMV ASF RM RMVB DAT VOB MOV FLV MKV DV NUT H.264 NSV MOD TOD TS TP TRP M2TS AVI MP4 MPG MPEG 3GP 3G2 WMV ASF RM RMVB DAT VOB MOV FLV MKV iTunes video M4V iTunes video M4V iTunes, protected wmv, unprotect wmv, unprotect m4v, protected m4v
Output Audio MP3 M4A AC3 AAC WMA WAV OGG APE MKA AU AIFF FLAC M4A MP3 AC3 AAC WMA WAV OGG APE MKA   MP3 AAC AC3 AIFF AU FLAC M4A M4R MKA MP3 M4A AAC WMA WMApro FLAC OGG WAV
Video MPEG H.264 MP4 MOV M4V 3GP WMV AVI FLV SWF MPG 3GP 3G2 ASF MKV DV VOB   MP4 MOV MPEG FLV AVI   WMV MP4 H.264 AVI XVID 3GP
Trial Version Limit 1 min limitation
30 days trial
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Platform Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
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Name Aimersoft DRM Media Converter Aimersoft Music Converter Tune4Mac iTunes Video Converter Ondesoft iTunes Converter for Mac Audials Tunebite 11

The Conclusion

1. For Windows users, Aimersoft DRM Media Converter is the best. Actually, it covers all features of Aimersoft Music Converter. So, DRM Media Converter is recommended as it can be used to convert both protected video and protected audio files.

2. Tunebite works better for converting audiobooks. I have once used another DRM removal tool to convert an audioobook downloaded from iTunes and found the output was divided into several parts. However, using Tunebite, this problem was not found.

3. The Mac apps for removing DRM are very rare and I find Tune4Mac iTunes Video Converter is a pretty good one. As its name indicates, you can only use it to remove DRM from iTunes video and convert iTunes video from M4V to other (DRM free) video format. Yet, it is well worth a try if you have lots of iTunes movies and TV shows which you'd like to transfer to mobile devices other than iPod, iPad and iPhone. To remove DRM from iTunes music, you may get Tune4Mac iTunes Audio Converter.