3 Eligible Ways to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4

By Jason Cooper | Last Update:

I'm sure that no one would want to experience the sudden missing of iTunes purchased movies/songs issues, and no one would like to be restricted on Apple devices only to watch the purchase iTunes movies. How simple is that? All you need to do is to convert iTunes movies to MP4 and all the concerns are settled. You own what you've purchased, forever.

Different from the common format conversion, the purchased iTunes movies are generally all DRM-protected. And by converting the movies into MP4, you strip off the protection and make the purchased item truly yours.

The most direct way to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 is to get yourself a professional tool. It may or may not cost some dimes but it is a once and for all solution. You can get unlimited conversion opportunities, and as for conversion speed and quality, they offer peerless outcomes.

Part 1: How to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 with DearMob?

There are so many professional tools on the market but why choose DearMob iPhone Manager?

DearMob iPhone Manager - Directly Convert iTunes M4V to MP4

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  • Stable – DearMob steadily updates with the pace of iTunes latest version to support iTunes movies;
  • Lossless – DearMob cannot guarantee 100% lossless, but the movie will be at least in HD;
  • Batch – DearMob can batch convert iTunes movies to MP4 instead of one by one;
  • Quick - DearMob takes usually 1/5 the time length of the original vid to convert iTunes movies to MP4;

Step 1: Get DearMob iPhone Manager and install it.

Step 2: Log in to both the iTunes Store APP on your iPhone and iTunes with your own (THE SAME) Apple ID, launch DearMob iPhone Manager before you USB connect iPhone to the computer.

The movie to MP4 converter will read and detect all the iTunes movies and TV shows on your iPhone, and they will be marked with a DRM lock.

Step 3: Go to Video & Movie tab, and click on an iTunes movie you want to convert.

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Convert iTunes Movies

Step 4: Click Decode when the dialogue prompts.

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Decode iTunes M4V to MP4

You will have to wait some time for the movie to be fully decrypted. Do not unplug the cable or close the interface.

Part 2: How to Convert iTunes Movie to MP4 using Requiem?

It is renowned as one of the best free tool to remove DRM from iTunes movies. 100% no quality loss, as it does not decode the original source. However, Requiem 4.1 is the last official release and there'll be no updates anymore. And Requiem of this version only works with iTunes earlier to v.10.7. Therefore, generally speaking this iTunes to MP4 converter software is outdated, but can be used in limited circumstances.

Requiem Convert iTunes Movies to MP4
Decode iTunes Movies to MP4

Step 1: Download the software and open iTunes.

To convert iTunes M4V to MP4, iTunes is always a must-have. And if you are using iTunes higher version, you may need to give it a downgrade.

Step 2: Select and convert.

Requiem will auto detect all the fairplay DRM protected files including iTunes movies, songs, audiobooks, etc. And all you need to do is to select the file and start convert.

Part 3: How to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 using Recording Software?

A general screen recording tool can also help you obtain the iTunes videos as MP4 by recording the video during playback. This may take a relatively long time as the video length mounts up. And for a 1-2 hours long documentary, this is not an ideal solution, but can do. Screen recorders like VideoProc is a fairly good option. It records iTunes videos with/without cursor, system sound or micro sound. One can also record the video to the highest resolution possible.

Step 1: Open iTunes and prepare to play an iTunes video in iTunes video player;

Step 2: Open VideoProc and go to the Recording panel;

Record iTunes movies in MP4
Record iTunes movies in MP4

Step 3: Set up the recording area, system audio, and target path to save output files;

Step 4: Hit REC button to start recording iTunes video M4V in MP4 format by default;

It is advised that you record iTunes movies earlier before you start the playback to make sure the whole movie is recorded completely. VideoProc lets you can make edits like cutting and cropping wanted parts from the original recording right away. You can even add subtitles to the iTunes movies.

About The Author

Jason, once worked as a professional software tech supporter, is talented in software error detecting, fixes and software test reviews with sharpened technical insight. He also has a peculiar taste in movies, music, comics, TV Sports shows. Feel free to find him on Twitter.

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