How to Convert iTunes DRM Movies from M4V to FLV on Mac

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 12, 2017 13:14:01 PM.

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Online video sites, like YouTube, Vimeo, etc. makes it easy for us to share any video to our friends or anyone else. But when it comes to iTunes movies or other video files downloaded from iTunes Store, things will become more difficult as iTunes movies and TV shows are protected by Apple FairPlay DRM technology and encrypted as .M4V (known as protected MP4) that are not supported by YouTube or other online video sharing sites. So what if you want to share a iTunes movie purchase to your friends via online video sites or even email? Don't be upset. In fact, if we take a look into the video sites, we'll find out that most video sharing sites use Flash video (FLV) for their streaming media format because of its small file size, swift loading speed and common use of flash plug-in. In this case, converting iTunes M4V videos to FLV could be the workaround to take us out of the trouble as mentioned above. In the following article, we'll discuss on how to convert DRM iTunes movies from M4V to FLV format on Mac by using an easy-to-use M4V to FLV iTunes converter software.

iTunes M4V to FLV - What's the Best Solution You'll Need

The smart DRM M4V to FLV converter we are talking here is TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter for Mac. As a professional in iTunes DRM removal, it's able to help iTunes users completely bypass DRM lock from protected movies, TV shows and other videos purchased or rent from iTunes while converting the iTunes M4V format to FLV and other commonly used media formats. This powerful DRM M4V to FLV converter can also keep 100% original quality of the iTunes M4V videos, including the AC3 5.1 Dolby audio, AD, CC, subtitles, etc. It supports all types of video solutions, including 1080P HD, 720P as well as SD movies. Once the DRM is removed, you can freely share the DRM-free FLV iTunes videos to YouTube or any other platform as you want.

3 Simple Steps to Convert iTunes DRM M4V to FLV

Now let's move forward to install TunesKit iTunes M4V to FLV Converter and begin to convert the DRM M4V videos to FLV on Mac OS X 10.8 or later. You can download the Windows version if you are using Windows OS now.

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Note: Before start, please make sure you've already authorized your computer with the iTunes account you used to purchase the movies. Otherwise TunesKit won't work properly in converting the iTunes movies to FLV.

Step 1Add iTunes M4V Movies or TV Shows

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You have two options to import the iTunes videos to TunesKit M4V Converter. The first way is to click "Add Files" button on top center of conversion window. You can then select the iTunes movies or TV shows you want to convert to the program. The other way to add the iTunes movies is by dragging and dropping the videos into TunesKit.

Step 2Adjust Output Settings

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After the iTunes M4V movies are imported, you are allowed to adjust the output settings, including output format, folder, audio tracks, etc. according to your own needs. To select the output format, simply click "Format" button at the bottom left and then choose FLV from the Web Video column.

Step 3Start to Convert iTunes M4V to FLV

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When everything is set, you can begin to remove the DRM from iTunes videos and convert the DRM-ed M4V to FLV by pressing "Convert" button.

Read More: All You Need to Know about FLV

FLV, also known as Flash Video, is a container file format used to deliver digital video content over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player version 6 and newer. FLV was originally developed by Macromedia. It has been fully used by some renowned video sharing sites, including YouTube, Google, Yahoo Video, etc. Flash Video FLV files are recognized as the best video format for online video sharing due to its small file size, swift loading speed and common use of flash plug-in, etc.


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