Being part of the Apple family is great. All your devices, be it your Mac computer, your iPad or you iPhone, all talk to each other. Media from one is available on the other device. Any music or media you bought or rented on your iPod is also available. As Apple says, it just works. However, not all of us use only Apple devices, and not all of us use iTunes. This means that the DRM protected media from Apple is not available outside this closed environment.
For anyone with such issues or concerns, there is the TunesKit DRM Media Converter software for Mac. A Windows version is also available.
What is DRM?
Digital Rights Management, or DRM for short, is a way for various suppliers such as Apple to protect their content. This means that any content you buy or rent from Apple belongs to you and you alone. Nobody else can steal it from you or watch/listen to it on their own device. Kind of sounds logical, right? It is as long as you use only Apple devices and their own software. Anything outside of that environment means you cannot access it.
But I paid for it!
And it belongs to you. However, DRM is not based on logic or reason. It is there to protect the rights of the media provider, rather than you.
TunesKit DRM Media Converter
There is a way around this. You can use a software that will decrypt the DRM of your media. TunesKit’s DRM Media Converter lets you do this easily. Using this software, you can easily convert any file on your Mac to a file type you want.
Once the software DRM is removed, you can even keep your iTunes rentals forever.
What can the software do?
Apple provides you movie and media files in a format called M4V. This includes the DRM code, which is associated with your account. Using this software, you can convert your files to MP4, AVI, M4V, MOV, MPG, FLV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, 3GP, 3G2, SWF, MP3, AAC, and other popular video and audio formats. It also allows you change output video settings as you wish, such as video codec, video bit rate, video size, as well as audio codec, audio channel, bit rate, etc.
While you are converting your files, there is also the option to change your output video settings. This could be such as video codec, video bit rate, video size, as well as audio codec, audio channel, bit rate, etc.
The software also includes preset profiles, which means you can take your media to any device of your choice.
Do I lose anything?
No. The software allows you to keep things such as your subtitles, your 5.1 Audio Tracks and similar when you convert.
What makes this better than others?
- World’s fastest DRM Media Converter, up to 30 times faster
- All in one tool.
- Intuitive interface.
- Batch convert available via software.
- Unlimited upgrades, always free.
How does it work?
It works in the following simple steps:
Open the software, and hit ‘Add files’ to add files you want to convert.
Once the files have been added, choose the output format.
Once ready, hit Convert.
The process then starts. Go to the Converted tab on top to access your converted files.
More information on the DRM Media Converter for Mac can be found on the TunesKit website. It normally retails for $59.95 but is currently on sale and you can grab it for only $44.95. It can be downloaded directly from the website.