The music, videos, movies and TV shows purchased from online stores like iTunes, Amazon, Windows Media Center and Napster, or downloaded from other sources may be under the protection of DRM. In order to enjoy them without any restriction, you may choose to remove DRM from the protected media and convert them to DRM free files. To get this done, you need to find a DRM removal tool to help you.

In this review, let’s focus on 5 pieces of DRM removal software. All software reviewed below can only be used to remove DRM from audio and video. For each DRM removal tool, we will cover its conversion theory, main features, compatible platforms, supported input and output formats, limitations, pros and cons, and so on, with the aim to help you find the best software to get all your music, movies, and TV shows free from DRM.


Best 5 DRM Removal Software

M4VGear DRM Media Converter (Windows and Mac)

M4VGear takes the movie or video you purchased from iTunes, and convert it into a format that can be played pretty much anywhere. The great thing about this software is that it not only removes the DRM quickly but preserves everything else. You will keep the 5.1 audio, and all subtitles, including closed captioning. The software is very simple to use. Once you have it downloaded and installed, just drag the iTunes file you would like to convert into M4VGear. Once the file has been inserted, you simply select the device you would like the file to be converted into, and that’s it! There will be no loss of quality either. If you are converting a 1080p video, it will remain 1080p once converted.

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Ondesoft iTunes Converter (Mac)

Ondesoft iTunes Converter For Mac

Ondesoft iTunes Converter for Mac lets you easily strip DRM protected off iTunes music, so your purchased songs can be played on any device you like! Furthermore, you can extract audio from iTunes movies, TV shows, and Podcasts without quality loss on your Mac.

  • Convert M4P and Audible AA files to MP3 and AAC formats on Mac.
  • Extract the audio from iTunes video files on Mac and save them in common audio file formats including MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, M4R, and MKA.
  • Converted MP3 and M4A files will contain ID tags and metadata information as the original files.
  • AudioBooks converted to M4A will be marked by Chapters too.

Platform: Mac OS X 10.6 – 10.12.

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Aimersoft DRM Media Converter (Windows)

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter

Aimersoft DRM Media Converter provides Windows users with excellent and full audio & video DRM removal solution. If you purchased several great movies from iTunes Store and now you want to play them on an Android tablet, you cannot directly transfer them to the device due to DRM. DRM Media Converter comes to the rescue. It legally strips DRM copy protection off video (M4V/WMV/ASF) downloaded from iTunes, Windows Media Center, Zune Marketplace, BBC iPlayer WMV, Xbox Live Store, Amazon Video on Demand, Limewire, uTorrent, FrostWire, etc., and audiobooks and music in all popular formats, including M4P and M4B from iTunes, WMA from Overdrive, AA and AAX from Audible, and subscription WMA music from Napster, Pandora, Spiralfrog, Bearshare, iMesh, iMeeM, KaZaA, Last.fm, eMusic, Puretracks, MusicGiants, Nokia Music Store and more.

Platform: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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Aimersoft Music Converter (Windows)

Aimersoft Music Converter

Aimersoft Music Converter can convert DRM protected music and video such as DRM WMA, DRM WMV, DRM ASF and M4B, M4P, M4V (iTunes) to plain MP3 or other popular audio formats with ease and speed.

Key Features: Music DRM Removal + Video to Audio Converter + Audio Converter.
Conversion Theory: Advanced recording technique.
The Edge: Support various protected video/audio formats.
The Bad: Unable to output video.

Platform: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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Audials Tunebite 11 Platinum (Windows)

Audials Tunebite 11 Platinum
Key Features: DRM Removal + Video Converter + Audio Converter, Record the latest blockbusters and classic movies in HD from free movie sites, portals with RTMP-E flash videos and from online movie stores.
Conversion Theory: Records music, films, and videos from the Internet, subscription services, and online video stores.
The Edge: Includes 100 playback formats and an editor to customize settings for every at home and portable device.

Audials Tunebite 11 Platinum can remove DRM from iTunes audiobook (.m4b), audiobook .aa/.aax and record music and video found online.

Platform: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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What is DRM?

Digital rights management (DRM) is used to describe any technology that’s used to prevent abusive use of digital content that is not desired by the content provider, including hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders and individuals. Companies like Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, BBC, etc. have adopted DRM.

And formats that may have DRM includes MP3, M4P, M4A, WMA, WMV, M4V, MP4, AA, AAX, and EPUB books.

For protected WMV and WMA files, you can play them with Windows Media Player while for protected MP3, M4P, M4A, M4V, MP4, AA, and AAX files, you can play them with iTunes. For EPUB books, you can play them on authorized devices.

Keep in mind though that you can convert DRM media files with DRM removal software for personal use only.