How remove DRM protections and burn iTunes or DRM movies and TV shows to DVD for playback

I’m quite an old-style guy and have a number of DVD and Bluray movie collections but recently find free TV shows on iTunes and I enjoy them a lot. However, I see those movies are DRM protected and I have a utility that can remove the iTunes video’s DRM restrictions and I would like to burn them onto discs that will play on any region DVD players. Below is how I remove iTunes DRM protection and burn DRM movies and TV shows to DVD so as to play on any region DVD player. 

This guide works for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 and Mac OS X 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12 users. To remove DRM on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave, the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina, and the possible new macOS 10.16 Big Sur, it is a bit more complicated but you can check out my guide here.

How to Remove DRM Protection

Leawo TunesCopy Ultimate, which is now called Leawo Prof. DRM, is the very DRM remover that is able to remove the DRM protection from iTunes movies and TV shows in M4V and save the original to MP4 that is DRM free for any video player like VLC, MPC-HC, IINA, etc. It also supports iTunes music and audiobooks. You can have a trial via the below link.

Removing the DRM protection with Leawo Prof. DRM is way too easy. We just need to add videos and hit the convert button and leave Leawo for the rest. Easy?

After iTunes DRM protected M4V files are loaded, you can click Edit button to select your desired audio and subtitle tracks. 

edit drm audio subtitle

If you leave the default, Leawo decrypts your M4V file and saves as MP4 with the original 5.1 or even 7.1 sound if any. 

Burn iTunes DRM Moive to DVD for any region DVD Player

To be able to burn the protected DRM movie or TV shows in M4V from iTunes or from macOS, be sure to always remove the DRM protection first. As far as I know, there is no program that is able to burn the protected DRM movie purchased from iTunes directly to DVDs so as to play DRM content on any DVD player. Since we have Leawo Prof. DRM, we now have an unprotected MP4 file that keeps the original video quality and original 5.1/7.1 audio tracks and subtitles.

To burn DRM files to DVDs, Id like to recommend Leawo DVD Creator to burn region free DVDs. With Leawo DVD Creator, we are able to burn the unprotected MP4 files from iTunes DRM protected M4V directly to DVD without converting it to VOB. Burning DVDs with Leawo DVD Creator is also super easy and we are free to customize themes/menus. We are also able to compress the HD files to DVD5 to save money. And below is a quick guide about how I use Leawo DVD Creator to burn iTunes DRM videos to DVDs. 

Besides, Leawo DVD Creator burn photos directly to DVDs as photo slideshow!

Step 1. Please simply follow the above buttons to download Leawo Prof. Media. Leawo DVD Creator is one of its functions.

Step 2. Click DVD Creator or Burn tab on tap. 

Step 3. Click Add Video or drag the iTunes videos to the program. You are also able to add the whole iTunes library folder or ISO file.

burn itunes drm to dvd

Step 4. Choose DVD5 or DVD9 as the output and you can also set the aspect ratio and bit rate but I just recommend leaving the default “Fit to disc”.

Step 5. Choose and Edit your template menu and click Burn.

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