MP4 Tips & Tricks
- 1. Edit MP4+
- 2. Play MP4 on Different Devices +
- 3. Best MP4 Converters/Editors +
- 3.1 Best YouTube MP4 Converter
- 3.2 MP4 Converter without Watermark
- 3.3 Online MP4 Converter
- 3.4 Best MP4 Converter for Mac
- 3.5 Free MP4 Converters for Windows
- 3.6 Full Guide for MP4 Converters
- 3.7 YouTube to MP4 Converters for iPhone
- 3.8 2D to 3D MP4 Converter
- 3.9 MP4 Cutters
- 3.10 MP4 Trimmers
- 3.11 MP4 Encoders
- 3.12 Top GIF to MP4 Converters
- 3.13 Best MP4 to GIF Converters
- 3.14 Best JPG to MP4 Converters
- 4. Other MP4 Tips +
How to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 Easily
It is quite annoying when you fail to play the iTunes downloaded movies on your non-Apple devices and players. This happens because iTunes uses M4V format to encode its movies, TV shows, and other videos. Moreover, these videos are protected by the Apple’s FairPlay DRM policy that makes iTunes M4V videos restricted to play only on Apple devices. So if you wish to enjoy iTunes content on non-Apple players, the best solution is to convert iTunes Movies to MP4 format. Being a universally accepted format, MP4 is compatible with playing on all types of devices and players. The following part lists the best ways to convert iTunes to MP4.
- Part 1. How to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 (DRM-Free) on Windows/Mac
- Part 2. How to Convert iTunes Video to MP4 (DRM-Protected)
- Part 3. FAQs About iTunes Movies to MP4
Part 1. How to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 (DRM-Free) Windows/Mac
Movies downloaded from iTunes are in the M4V format and they may or may not be protected by Apple’s FairPlay DRM Copy Protection. So even if the movies are DRM-free, there might be compatible issues playing on other devices and player. Thus, MP4 conversion is needed. Professional software is needed for the task to ensure quality conversion and here we recommend Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. This is an excellent program supporting over 1000 formats for conversion and process the entire task at super fast speed owing to its APEXTRANS technology. You can even personalize your videos before conversion using the inbuilt video editor. The movies after conversion are without any quality loss and can be played on your desired device.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate - Best Video Converter for Windows / Mac (Mojave Included)
- Allows converting M4V to MP4 without any quality loss.
- M4V to MP4 video conversion is 30 times faster as compared to other common converters.
- Allows converting multiple M4V files to MP4 format with just simple clicks.
- Allows converting M4V to other formats and specific device targeted preset profiles.
- Allows downloading videos from more than 10,000 sites including YouTube, Vimeo, AOL, and others.
- Support downloading YouTube playlist and subtitles together, and download videos from other 10000 video sites.
- Works as powerful editing software with features like merging, rotating, adding special effects, adding metadata, cropping, and others.
- Works as perfect all-in-one DVD toolkit with features like converting DVD, editing DVD, and burning DVD.
- Supported OS: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista/7/8, and Windows 10 (32 bit & 64 bit), Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7.
Steps to convert iTunes to MP4 DRM-Free using Video Converter Ultimate:
Step 1 Launch iTunes movie converter to MP4 and import iTunes movies.
Open Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate on your PC/Mac. Click +Add Files from the Convert tab to browse and add iTunes movies present on your system. You can also drag and drop the files. Multiple files for batch processing can be added.
Step 2 Edit file and Choose MP4 as output format.
The added files appear as thumbnails with details on the interface. To edit the files if needed, select desired edit icons under the thumbnail. Next, open the drop-down menu beside the "Convert all files to:" option on the top-right corner. Choose MP4 as the output format from the Video tab. You can keep the resolution as the source file or choose as needed.
Step 3 Convert iTunes movie to MP4.
At Output, select location on PC where you want to save the converted file. Click Convert All to start the process of converting iTunes movies to MP4 format.
Part 2. How to Convert iTunes Video to MP4 (DRM-Protected)
Unlike DRM-free, the iTunes DRM-protected videos cannot be converted to any other format. These videos with Fair-Play protection cannot be played on non-Apple devices. Still, if you need to convert DRM-protected videos to MP4 for playing on an array of formats, there is another way to do so. You can play and record the video. Good software is needed for the same and we recommend Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. Using this trusted program, you can record the video in high quality and the default MP4 format makes it compatible with a range of devices. The process of video recording is simple and fast. You can even edit the videos after recording if needed.
Steps to convert iTunes to MP4 DRM-Protected using Video Converter Ultimate:
Before proceeding with the steps below, open and keep the DRM-protected iTunes video ready on your PC.
Step 1 Open Wondershare iTunes video to MP4 converter.
Launch Video Converter Ultimate on your PC/Mac. Open the Download tab from the primary interface and click the Record button.
Step 2 Adjust the recording frame.
A pop-up window of screen recording will appear for adjusting the frame of the video. You can drag the frame to adjust, pinch the edges or can enter the desired width and height of the recording area. To adjust the recording setting like record timer, frame rate, file location, and others, hit the drop-down button.
Step 3 Start playing iTunes movies.
To start the recording process, click the REC button. To make you prepare for the download, a 5 seconds countdown window will appear when you can play your video to make it ready for recording.
Step 4 Stop recording iTunes movies.
When the entire video is played, click the Rec button to stop the recording.
The recorded video will appear under the Finished tab. By default, the recorded video is in MP4 format and you can transfer your MP4 vidoes to many devices with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate conveniently.
Part 3. FAQs About iTunes Movies to MP4
1. Can Handbrake convert iTunes movies to MP4?
Handbrake is an open source, multiplatform video transcoder that supports a wide range of formats and facilitates video conversion. When it comes to iTunes movies, this free program allows converting the DRM-Free iTunes movies to MP4 format. Though DRM-protected movies cannot be converted using Handbrake.
Steps to convert iTunes movies DRM Free to MP4 using Handbrake:
Step 1: Download, install and launch Handbrake on your PC.
Step 2: Hit Source key to browse and select M4V videos on your PC.
Step 3: Under Output settings, select MP4. You can also choose the codec, bit rate, and frame rate.
Step 4: Click Start to proceed with iTunes movies to MP4 conversion.
2. How to convert iTunes Movies to MP4 free Mac?
If you are looking for a free solution to convert iTunes video to MP4 on Mac, VLC Media Player proves to be a decent choice. Using this media player, you can convert your M4V videos to MP4 in good quality. Here it again needs to be remembered that only DRM-free files can be converted and not the DRM-protected ones.
Steps to convert iTunes movies to MP4 using VLC:
Step 1: Open VLC Media player on your Mac. Open Media drop-down menu and choose Convert/Save from the available list. A pop-up window will open from where choose M4V videos that you want to convert.
Step 2: Choose Convert/Save button on the lower-right corner. Choose Video –H.264+MP3 (MP4) from the profile menu.
The M4V files will be converted to MP4.
3. How to convert iTunes Movie to MP4 online?
Beside desktop software, there are a number of online converters available as well that needs no software download or installation. These online tools can be used directly from the browser and are free most of the times. One such online tool to convert M4V iTunes video to MP4 is Media.io. Compatible with Windows and Mac system, this online program allows a maximum of up to 100MB file upload and supports an array of formats for conversion. Using this method only DRM-free videos can be converted.
Steps on how to convert iTunes movies to MP4 using Media.io
Step 1: Open Media.io on your PC/Mac browser. Click +Add your files to import M4V videos present on your system.
Step 2: At "Convert to:" tab, select MP4 as the output format.
Step 3: Click Convert to start the process of converting M4V to MP4.
Once the conversion is complete, you can download the MP4 video from the link at the program interface.
4. How do I remove DRM from iTunes Movies?
A lot of movies, TV shows, and other video content purchased on iTunes have DRM Fair-Play Copy Protection by Apple to prevent illegal distribution of the files. DRM protected movies and videos cannot play on non-Apple devices and can neither be converted to any other format. DRM policy cannot be removed from the iTunes movies. To play these movies on non-Apple devices, there are other ways like recording and saving as discussed in above parts of the article by Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. Download and have a free try now.