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How to Keep iTunes Rented Movies & TV-shows Permanently

by Edwin Liu | March 3, 2013 10:10 AM
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It is expensive to buy movies and TV-show titles at the iTunes store. The prices consumers pay for iTunes' SD versions of movies are from $10.99-$14.99, and the HD versions' usually start at $19.99 and up. The per-episode prices are usually at $1.99.

Compared to iTunes video purchases, the iTunes video rentals will be worth more. To rent movies on iTunes, customers only need to pay $2.99-$3.99 for a SD movie, and $4.99 for a HD version. The TV-show's rental price is usually 99 cents per episode. However, due to Apple attach the "FairPlay" DRM (digital right management) scheme to all video contents in iTunes store, the "FairPlay" will compel the downloaded iTunes movie/TV-show rentals self-destruction after 30 days, and once you start watching them, they will disappear automatically after 24 hours.

Let's say you have rented a movie or TV-show from the iTunes store, and hope to keep the iTunes rental forever on your computer, here is an easy method to make the magic happen.

How to keep iTunes movie/TV-show rentals permanently on your computer

Step 1: Free download Aimersoft DRM Media Converter, and install it to your computer.

The "FairPlay" DRM is not to allow the videos rented from iTunes to be saved on computer over 30 days, so as long as we could strip the DRM restrictions, the iTunes video rentals will really belong to us. The Aimersoft DRM Media Converter is a solid iTunes DRM removal application. It enables to remove DRM protection from iTunes purchased & rented videos and audios through re-encoding the original files to open file formats. Learn more about this application...

Step 2: Load the iTunes rented file(s) to this Aimersoft application.

Click the "Add Video" button located in the upper left-hand corner. Select one downloaded iTunes rented file from your local hard drive, and click Open to load it to this application. You can also add multiple files at one time to let this software batch convert them to Non-DRM version.

Step 3: Select output file format.

Press the "Video files to" pull-down menu to open the conversion profile panel where you will see 20+ common video formats, 7 HD video formats, 13 audio formats, and large numbers of conversion presets for popular multimedia devices. Just select the right one according to your needs.

Step 4: Start the conversion.

Hit the light blue "Start" button to let this software convert the loaded iTunes rented files to Non-DRM file format which you set at Step 3. Once the conversion is done, you can store the converted iTunes video rentals on load hard drive permanently, even re-distribute them to DVDs, Android devices, PSP, Xbox 360, and other Non-Apple devices.


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