By Justin SabrinaUpdated on September 02, 2021
"How can I convert music video downloaded from iTunes from m4v to mp4? Or can I remove DRM protection from iTunes video?" --- Question from Apple Discussions
"I want to download some Christmas music video and movies to playing via Xbox on Christmas party, how can I convert the downloaded iTunes Christmas music video and movies to MP4?" --- Question from MacRumors Forums
You may also have the above problem. Here the article would introduces you how to convert iTunes M4V music video to MP4. What is more, you will learn why iTunes videos, TV shows and movies comes with DRM protection and how to remove DRM from iTunes videos and convert M4V to MP4.
To answer the above question, first we need to know that all iTunes videos is M4V format, which protected with Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright policy. Apple adds the DRM protected M4V on its iTunes to encode movies, TV episodes, music videos, etc. So all iTunes M4V video files only allowed to be played on non-Apple devices because of Digital Rights Management. But if you want to play iTunes DRM M4V music videos on other devices, you have to remove the DRM from iTunes music video firstly and then convert the M4V to MP4 format.
So, you may ask if there is any way to convert iTunes Christmas music video and Christmas movies to MP4. The answer is yes.
As we known, all iTunes Christmas movies and music videos cannot directly play on non-Apple TV , such as Samsung Smart TV, Panasonic TV, TCL Android TV, Sony TV, Phillips TV, Hisense TV, Google TV, etc.
If you have an Apple TV, you can just open Home Sharing by clicking File > Home Sharing > Turn On Home Sharing, and then share and play these movies on it.
If not, you must find some other way to import iTunes videos to non-Apple TV. You need to convert iTunes M4V music videos/TV shows/movies to MP4 firstly, then import the MP4 files to USB drive for watching on other non-Apple TV.
UkeySoft M4V Converter is a specially designed iTunes DRM removal software, it can help you remove the DRM and convert iTunes M4V music video to MP4 video formats. What’s more, it also allows you remove DRM from iTunes purchased or rented movies and TV shows. So, you can play them on any video players and devices after removing iTunes movies DRM.
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Step 1. Download Christmas Music Video to iTunes Library
To convert iTunes M4V music videos to MP4, you need to download them to iTunes library firstly, then exit the iTunes application.
Tips: For Mac users, the M4V Converter just works with Mac OS X 10.12.6 and order.
Step 2. Launch M4V Converter and Add M4V Videos
Download, install and run UkeySoft M4V Converter on computer, you will get following interface. At the same time, it will launch iTunes application automatically.
Then, please click “Add File”button, all iTunes M4V music videos, movies and TV shows will loads into the interface. Please select the music video you want to convert and click “Add” or “Add All”button.
Step 3. Deleted Unwanted Videos(Option)
If you have added unwanted videos, select it and click the x icon on the top right corner to delete it.
Step 4. Change Output Folder(Option)
The output MP4 videos will be saved to Documents/UkeySoft M4V Converter/Converted by default. You can click the drop-down icon on the top right corner of the interface or click options button to change the path.
Step 5. Start to Convert iTunes M4V Music Video to MP4
The last step, just click “Convert” button to start convert the selected music videos to MP4, it will remove DRM protection during conversion, the whole conversion process with 30X faster speed.
Note: During converting, iTunes plays the downloaded M4V videos in the background (muted), so you'd better not using iTunes until the whole conversion process complete, please wait patiently.
Step 6. Get MP4 Music Videos
After converting complete, you will get the DRM-free MP4 music videos, please click “History” and click the blue icon to open the output folder.
You can see the output video is MP4 format, which saved onto the computer folder.
Now, you can play those converted MP4 music video with Windows Media Player, or you can transfer to them to Xbox, PS4, Android TVs, Android phones for offline watching.
Play the converted iTunes videos with Windows Media Player
Enjoy safe & colorful digital life.