How to Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 [Original Quality]

Are you still searching for reliable ways to convert iTunes movies to MP4 to play them on your desired device? If so, you are in the right place. This page will walk you through the detailed steps to record DRM-protected iTunes videos to MP4 easily.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on May 11, 2024

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You might fail when you play the downloaded iTunes movies on other players or non-Apple devices, as videos on iTunes are protected by Apple's DRM policy, which means all the iTunes videos are only restricted to play on Apple devices. If you want to play your purchased iTunes movies on other devices, the best method is to convert iTunes movies to MP4, which can be opened on almost any device and player. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to convert iTunes videos to MP4 format without losing quality.

Method 1. Convert iTunes Purchased Movies to MP4 by Recording

The easiest way to convert DRM-protected movies to MP4 is to record them in MP4 with a professional screen recorder. And Easeus RecExperts is such an ideal tool you cannot miss.

This screen recording software lets you screen record protected video without a black screen (like the DRM-protected videos), which means you can easily use it to screen record iTunes movies and export them in various formats, including MP4. With its aid, you can freely clip some parts of the iTunes movie that you are interested in with other editing tools. Most importantly, there is no time limit or watermark for any of your recordings. That's to say, you can record or rip the iTunes videos for as long as you want! Now, hit the button below to get this professional video recorder!

Step 1. Before recording as a specific format, you will need to change the settings. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and click the "Settings" button on the main interface (looks like a screw nut).

Click on Settings Button

Step 2. If you want to save your recordings as a video file, click on "Video" and choose a format. You can also customize quality, frame rate, frame rate mode, etc. Then, click "OK" to save the settings.

Record as Different Formats

Step 3. After that, choose a recording mode from "Full Screen" and "Region". Then, click on the big red button "REC" to start recording.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 4. Once the recording started, a floating toolbar will appear. Click on the red "Stop" button to stop recording, and the recording list will pop up.

Pause or Stop Recording

Don't forget to share this method with others suffering the same problem!

 

Method 2. Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 Free via HandBrake

Another way is to use an easy-to-use video converter to get the task done. While discussing free and excellent video converter, you should take a look at Handbrake.

This open-source software is a reliable tool for converting iTunes movies to MP4, as it supports numerous file formats and completes all the conversion tasks in seconds. However, it only works for DRM-free iTunes movies. If your iTunes video has DRM encryption, HandBrake might fail, and you will encounter an error message informing you that no valid source or titles were found.

So, if you have a DRM-free iTunes video, you can check out the following tutorial to convert it into MP4:

Step 1. Install and launch this freeware on your computer, and click Open Source > File to choose the iTunes video that you want to convert.

Step 2. Next, click Browse to select a saving path to store your converted files.

Step 3. Then,  select MP4 to be the appropriate output container format in the output setting section. When you are ready, click Start to start converting iTunes video to MP4.

Convert iTunes to MP4

Comparison: EaseUS RecExperts or HandBrake?

As you can see, we introduce 2 different ways to help you save your iTunes movies into MP4. Then, which one should you choose? If you have no idea, check out the comparison below:

Method Cost Effectiveness Limitations
Recording via EaseUS RecExperts Free & Paid

High 

Record all protected videos and export them in various formats

 Save 1-minute recording for free
Converting via Handbrake Free

Medium

Only support converting DRM-free iTunes videos to MP4

Only for DRM-free videos

To conclude, we highly recommend you try a professional video recorder to complete this task, as the DMR protects most iTunes videos. Besides, you can get the job done with three simple steps. Now, try EaseUS RecExperts!

Convert iTunes Movies to MP4 FAQs

1. Can I copy a movie purchased from iTunes to DVD?

No, you cannot. According to Apple's official website, you can't burn the following to CDs or DVDs:

  • Movies and TV shows purchased from the iTunes Store
  • Songs or music videos downloaded from Apple Music

2. What format does iTunes use for movies?

According to Apple, iTunes supports any video format that works with QuickTime and video files purchased or rented from the iTunes store. Therefore, the video formats best supported by iTunes are MP4, MOV, and M4V.

3. Can you remove DRM from iTunes videos?

Yes. However, the precondition is that you need to find some special DRM remover software.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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