How to remove DRM protection from iTunes Rental Movies on Mac Losslessly

As everyone knows, it’s much cheaper to rent movies on iTunes than purchase the movies. For some movies we don’t want to collect or store forever, we can rent the movies for instantly watching. The quality is the same as the purchased one. But what’s the difference between the purchased movies and rentals?

Yes, Anybody who have an Apple user ID can rent movies from iTunes movie store with at least iTunes 10. And both iTunes Rental movies and iTunes purchased movies are protected by Apples’ Fairplay DRM technology. However, for iTunes rental movies, we only have 30 days from the time of rental to watch the movie, and 24 hours (in the US) or 48 hours (elsewhere) after we started viewing to finish it. Once the rental period expires, the movie will disappear from our iTunes library. That’s the iTunes rental means.  

Somebody will ask that is it possible to unlock the iTunes rentals limitations and keep the iTunes rental movies forever? The answer is “Yes”. Actually, there are some iTunes DRM removal applications in the market now. And TunesKit iTunes DRM Removal for Mac ( ) is the best one I currently find.

TunesKit iTunes DRM removal Mac software can easily kill the iTunes DRM protection from both iTunes purchased videos and rental videos with 1-2-3 steps. It converts the encrypted iTunes M4V videos to unprotected MP4 format, so that we can enjoy all our iTunes downloaded movies on non-Apple devices, like Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Nokia, Windows Phone&Tablet. It’s worth to mention that TunesKit for Mac can preserve the original video quality 100%. All video data will be kept in the output MP4 videos, including the subtitles, multiple language audio tracks, and even the AC3 dolby 5.1 audio track etc. The conversion speed is also the fastest, which can be up to 50x faster than other similar products.

How to Remove DRM From iTunes Videos on Mac OS With TunesKit

Step 1.  Add iTunes DRM M4V videos to TunesKit

Click Add button to import iTunes M4V videos to TunesKit iTunes DRM Removal software.

Step 2.  Set Output Path

Click Output box, and choose the output path for storing the output MP4 videos. You can also skip this step and save it in the default path.

Step 3. Start Conversion

Click “Convert” button to start removing iTunes DRM and convert iTunes M4V to MP4 format.


  1. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing. I just bought this software and so far it works beautifully.

  2. vivian2014518 - 6 years ago

    I like TunesKit. It works great to help me convert tons of iTunes movies to DRM free video formats. I can enjoy my iTunes purchased movies everywhere now!

  3. When I hit “convert”, TunesKit simply plays the video in iTunes, and doesn’t remove DRM. It just hangs at 0.0% until I press cancel. Any idea what is wrong?

  4. Hunk Han - 6 years ago

    It seems to record the video only?