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What’s Fairplay DRM & How to Remove them from iTunes Videos?

Published on 04 August 17
There are varieties of leading commercial digital management rights existing in popular digital content in the market, such as Google Widevine DRM, Adobe Primetime, and FairPlay DRM on iTunes, which are used by manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders to avoid unlicensed sharing. Since iTunes has been one of biggest online digital stores, Apple’s FairPlay system is the most widespread. If you often use iTunes to organize and control digital files, you will meet some impediment to make a full use of your iTunes content, legally purchased and rented iTunes content, such as iTunes movies, TV episodes, Apple Music, Extras, iBook, etc., which are viewed as high quality compared to other media content sources. The reason caused this result is exactly that iTunes files are encrypted by Apple’s digital rights management system. Developed by Apple Inc, FairPlay DRM is applied to prevent illegal copy of the iTunes contents but it may restrict the ways that legal users enjoy them. With the purpose of stripping the annoying DRM protection from iTunes digital media files, here, in this article, you get more detailed information of FairPlay DRM and discover a great solution to enjoy your iTunes movies freely.
Top 2 Things You Need to Know about FairPlay DRM

What is FairPlay DRM

Created by Apple, FairPlay is one of the leading commercial digital rights management systems. By adding this kind of DRM, the majority of the iTunes Media files are encrypted. As a result they can't be copied to other devices for playback and can only be played via the authorized Apple devices such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV and computers etc. Also, it limits you to authorize the files to no more than 5 devices. This may help to protect the copyright somehow, however, it is not perfect as it also limits the purchased legal users from taking full control of the videos easily.

How Does FairPlay DRM Work

In general, FairPlay DRM can not only encrypts common Media Files to DRM-ed files but also manage every files to play on less than 5 devices in total. To achieve this goal, it requires a DRM server. When you purchased an iTunes media file, it will generate one public key and one user key to the purchased media file and another user key to the DRM server. The public key is used to prevent the media file from editing or modified. The user key is used to unlock the files when you try to play it for the first time and it can help you authorize the video to play on other devices. The FairPlay protected files can only be played on the authorized devices through iTunes.
How to Remove FairPlay DRM Technology from iTunes Digital Media Files

If you also tried of the DRM restriction, now it is time to get rid of them. As long as you have the right FairPlay DRM removal Converters, you can remove DRM from various kinds of media files easily. The processes to remove DRM from iTunes videos, audiobooks, Apple Music, iBooks are more or less the same, but please note that different software support different media files.

Taken iTunes videos as example, they are known as protected M4V videos which is an MPEG-4 container file with AAC audio codec etc. There are several types of videos including iTunes movies, TV shows, Extras. If you find any iTunes videos you like, you can either purchase or rent the videos. And then, you can find one of the smart iTunes M4V converters, such as DRamre iTunes DRM Removal, to remove DRM from iTunes videos with 1-2-3 steps. Add special DRM movies to this software by click the + button directly or via drag&drop action directly. Choose the output format as Lossless MP4, and then click the Convert button to start the conversion. Now, you can get the converted DRM-free files, which are able to enjoy and share iTunes videos at any time no matter where you are.
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