4 Free or Free-trial iTunes DRM Removal Software
As the world’s largest digital online store, Apple iTunes store contains millions of songs, ten thousands of movies and TV-shows (a ton of 720p/1080p HD contents included). Unfortunately, to prevent pirating, Apple locks their iTunes digital contents with the FairPlay DRM scheme, but this also punishes the consumers who legally purchase movies/music from iTunes store, because they can not put and play their iTunes purchased media files on Non-apple devices like Android phones and tablets from Samsung/Motorola/HTC/Nokia/LG, Blackberry, Xbox 360, PSP, Zune, and so on. This is “unfairPlay” for them.
If you are an iTunes user and are suffering from the inconvenience cause by the FairPlay DRM, here you will get 4 free or free-trialiTunes DRM removal applications which can produce DRM-free video and audio files that you can enjoy on any multimedia playing devices.
#1. myFairTunes 7.0.2 - Free Download It
MyFairTunes is a free Windows program which enables iTunes users to unlock their FairPlay-encrypted songs and albums purchased before 2009. It has a very small size (only 358kb) and is simple to use. When you run the MyFairTunes on your computer, it will search your iTunes library to find out the DRM-protected M4P tracks, then click Start button, this app will convert the M4Ps to open MP3 format. One thing should be noticed that because the MyFairTunes developer stop the upgrade since the version 7.0.2, you will have to down-grade your current iTunes version to 7.5.0 or earlier, or the myFairTunes 7.0.2 will not work.
#2. Aimersoft DRM Media Converter - Download the Free-trial Version
This software runs on Windows OS and has the ability to remove the FairPlay DRM from iTunes purchased movies, TV-shows, music, and audio books. It strips the DRM encryption through directly converting the original file to Non-DRM file formats including MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC, even HD file formats. The conversion speed is real time and conversion result keep the original quality just perfectly. In addition, when converting iTunes songs, the original ID3 information will be reserved well. The drawback is that Aimersoft developers only offers the free-trial version, if you want to access the full features, you will have to pay about $35. Learn more about this product ...
#3. SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip - Download Free-trial Version
The SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip is a decent DRM media conversion software which enables you to convert protected iTunes video & music purchases to a DRM-free version. It supports batch conversion mode, output format and quality customization, and allows to convert complete folder structures and recreates these structures on output. Like the Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, the SoundTaxi Pro+VideoRip is not free. Its price is about $39, but you can free try it before deciding to buy it.
#4. FairGame - Free Download It
FairGame is a free iTunes music DRM removing software on Mac OS X. It borrows Apple iMovie software’s conversion mechanism to re-encode the FairPlay-encrypted iTunes AAC tracks to the un-protected AAC format. The re-encoding speed is a little slow, about 1/2 real time, and it can not keep all the original audio quality after conversion, but it indeed make the DRM removal happen. It is worth mentioning that the FairGame will preserve all the tag data after conversion.
Note, before you can use this app you will have to do the two things below:
- Enable "Access for assistive devices" in the "Universal Access" system preference
- Select "Place clip in Movie Timeline" in the "Import" preference of iMovie HD
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