Many people ask me the same question: "I purchased videos on iTunes, but I can't play them on my video player, because they are in some 'protected' M4V format that only works on iPods. How can I convert iTunes videos to MPEG or WMV format so I can play them on My portable video device such as Archos and Creative Zen?"
I searched on Google, Yahoo answers and post the question on large number of forums, unfortunately, after scouring the Web for days, I couldn't find a FREE way to convert M4V to MPEG, WMV or AVI format.
Then I tried to burn the iTunes video onto a DVD and re-import it into iTunes just like how to remove the protection from the iTunes audios (M4P) by burning it onto a CD and re-import it as mp3. I failed, cause iTunes doesnt have a DVD burning option, then I used Nero, but it still doesnt work as Nero doesnt supports M4V format.
And finally, a software solution. I came across a few kinds of converters on Google search, they are Tunebite, Daniusoft and Noteburner. When I was testing the free trials one by one, what makes me comfortable is the Daniusoft media converter .Daniusoft Media Converter
software can remove DRM from protected wmv, wma, m4p, m4v, m4a, aac files that purchased and downloaded from online music store and convert to general video and audio formats, you can enjoy playing on portable media players, such as iPod, Zune, Creative Zen, MP3 player, PSP.Stpe 1:
Download and install the DRM Removal ToolStpe 2:
Run the software and click Add.. button to load WMA or M4A, M4B, AAC, WMV, M4P, M4V, ASF filesStep 3:
Choose output formats. If you want to convert protected audio files, please select Convert audio to list; If you want to convert protected video files, please select Convert video to list.Stpe 4: Start remove DRM and convert your DRM protected music and videos by click on Start button.
1: Daniusoft Media Converter Pro
are also avaible which can not only convert DRM Video but also convert commen video/audio even HD Video to any video/audio formats.
2: More DRM Removal and other special Tools:
A: Daniusoft Digital Music Converter
B: Daniusoft WMA MP3 Converter
C: DVD Ripper for Mac
D: YouTube Downloader/Converter Pro
E: Best DVD Ripper
F: SlideShow Maker