How to Record Protected iTunes Rental or Purchased Video

* Limitations of purchased and rental DRM videos from iTunes

All the movies or TV shows from iTunes are protected by the DRM and in M4V protected format. Full-length purchased movie, TV shows on Apple iTunes store can be saved and played on 5 different devices at a time, while the rental M4V files can be viewed on a single device within limited time. Once the rental period expires, the movie will disappear automatically from your iTunes library. That really sucks when you want to watch the movie for more times. Then what shall we do to remove iTunes DRM and convert m4v to mp4 for playable on any devices for a longer time?

* Any Video Recorder - unlock & remove iTunes M4V videos

To remove iTunes DRM protection, a perfect DRM removal tool is inevitable. Any Video Recorder is absolutely the best solution to record EVERY DRM-protected iTunes movies & TV shows. It allows you to legally remove DRM from iTunes videos and save iTunes purchased or rental movies to unprotected MP4 format preserving original sound and video quality for long-time, so you can free enjoy iTunes videos on your PC or other devices (including HTC, Samsung, Tablet PC, Android products, Blackberry, etc.) without any limitations and DRM protection. If you wan to Capture Streaming Video, Any Video Recorder is also a good assistant for you.

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How To Record DRM-protected video from iTunes

The following steps will show you how to break the limitations of rental or purchased DRM movies and convert them to unprotected file, so you could play your movies from iTunes store freely.

1. Click Here to download, install and run Any Video Recorder.

2. Define Proper File Directory and Video Name

3. Customize Output Video Quality

4. Click Record Now button to start recording videos

Note: If your PC system is Windows XP or Vista, it will pop up the following window after you click Video Record button. In this situation, you need click Video Record button first, then launch or relaunch your video player and click OK to continue. Please note that you cannot play the online videos or launch your video players first, otherwise you cannot record online video with perfect video and audio quality.

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But if your OS is Windows 7 or Windows 8, it will not pop up this window, so it has no special requirements about the recording order. You can feel free to record videos without worry.


-- Play the purchased or rental iTunes video you want to record, the program can detect the recording area automatically and mark it with red rectangle. You can also click on select manually button for adjusting the wanted area to create your own video tutorial. Click REC red button start record to start recording.

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5. Click the red button stop recording online video streams. or press hot key Ctrl+F7 to stop recording

-- After video recorded successfully, there will prompt out the output file folder to show you the recorded video. All the recorded videos will be saved as MP4, which are compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android Phones, Tablets......

You can save and transfer the recorded iTunes videos to any devices for enjoyment now!

Knowledge of iTunes DRM M4V Video

M4V video format is developed by Apple and is very close to the MP4 format. The differences are the optional Apple's DRM copyright protection, and the treatment of AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio which is not standardized for the MP4 container. M4V files are opened with the iTunes player by default while MP4 files are opened with QuickTime player by default.

M4V video files containers are produced by Apple for iTunes TV episodes, music videos, and feature length movies. The M4V files format is based on the MPEG-4 AVC video codec. To play a protected M4V file, the computer needs to be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. However, in some cases unprotected M4V files may be recognized and played by other video players by changing the file extension from ‘.m4v’ to ‘.mp4’.