How to Record iTunes Videos | 3 Ways

If you are still searching for how to record iTunes videos, stop it, as you have come to the right place. This article provides you with 3 easy ways to help you screen capture iTunes videos with simple clicks. One of the best practices is the EaseUS screen recorder. It lets you capture both purchased iTunes movies or free ones on your PC or Mac effortlessly.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Jan 31, 2024

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I am trying to screen record part of a movie I bought from iTunes, but it won't let me record it with OBS or Xbox game bar. If I try a display capture, the iTunes window just appears as a black box and won't let me see it. Can anyone help me screen record iTunes movies? ---From Reddit

Most users are trying to find a reliable way to screen record iTunes videos, as they find that there will always be a black screen while recording purchased videos from iTunes because of the DRM protection. Fortunately, there is some professional screen recorder software that helps you complete the task without effort. On this page, we will share 3 excellent recorders, and walk you through the detailed steps to record iTunes videos (free or purchased). So, without further ado, let's get started!



Recording Quality


EaseUS RecExperts

High - Record free, rental, or purchased videos with no watermark, and no time limit.


Super easy

QuickTime Player

Medium - free; only full-screen recording mode



OBS Studio Medium - free; many advanced recording tools; only record free iTunes videos High Difficult

Screen Capture Purchased iTunes Videos on PC/Mac

👨Editor's viewpoint: It's the best choice to record encrypted videos on a PC or Mac. Users will never encounter a black screen, watermark, or other common issues.

When it comes to screen record movies on iTunes, especially the rental or purchased videos, EaseUS RecExperts always comes into my mind first. This free video capture software provides a special recording mode called "Online Video", which allows you to screen record protected videos without a black screen from almost any site, including but not limited to Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, etc. As for the quality, it supports recording up to 8K resolution!

What's more, this video recorder offers an unlimited-time recording feature, which means you are able to record iTunes movies as long as you want. Lastly, your recordings won't contain a watermark when you complete your recording. So, don't hesitate to use this video recorder now.

Here's how to capture videos from iTunes Store on PC and Mac:

Step 1. Launch the EaseUS RecExperts, and click the downward triangle to find the "Enhanced mode" button that looks like a small TV on the left panel.

Find and Click Enhanced Mode

Step 2. Select to record the webcam, system sound, or the microphone. You can see popular streaming sites in this interface, including YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo, Amazon Prime, Disney, Hulu, etc. Then, click a site, and you will be lead to its official website.

Choose a Site

Step 3. Go back to EaseUS RecExperts and click the "REC" to proceed. The recording will start after a 3-second countdown. You can see a task bar on your screen. Choose the corresponding button on it to pause or stop the recording.

Start Recording

Step 4. When the recording is over, you will be lead to the preview interface where you can view and edit the recorded videos. Here you can eidt, take screenshots from the recording, or, adjust the volume and playback speed as you like.

View and Edit the Recording

If this part solves your problems about recording iTunes videos, you can share it with your friends who might have the same problem!


Screen Record Free iTunes Videos

If you only need to record free movies from iTunes Store, you have many choices, as many free video recording software are available. In the following, we will also show you two excellent video recorders to capture free iTunes movies.

#1. QuickTime Player

If you only want to capture some free videos from iTunes Store on Mac for offline viewing, you can use a built-in Mac screen recorder, and that's called QuickTime Player. It's entirely free to use, and can meet your basic recording needs. However, it doesn't support adjusting the recording modes, and the quality is not good as other professional video recorders.

Steps to screen record iTunes on Mac:

Step 1. Launch QuickTime Player, and click "File" > "New Screen Recording".

Record iTunes movies with QuickTime Player

Step 2. Open iTunes and play the movies that you want to record.

Step 3. When you are ready, click "Rec" on QuickTime Player to start your iTunes movie recording.

#2. OBS Studio

If you are unsatisfied with QuickTime's basic recording tools, look at OBS Studio. It is also a free video recorder, but offers many advanced recording features. With its help, you can freely adjust your recording's parameters, like quality, format, and more. In addition, this open source screen recorder can run perfectly on both Mac and PC, even a low-end device! However, it is a little difficult to use because of its complicated UI.

Here's how to use OBS to capture videos on iTunes:

Step 1. Download and launch OBS Studio, and play the movie you want to capture on iTunes.

Step 2. Click the + icon in the Source tab, then choose the Display Capture option. 

Use OBS to record itunes videos

Step 3. Next, choose the iTunes window as the recording source. Once done, hit Start Recording to record iTunes movies.

Final Words

On this page, you can learn three excellent video recorders that help you capture movies from iTunes. Some only support capturing the free videos, and some allow you to capture almost any video. To improve your experience, we highly recommend EaseUS RecExperts, as it helps you capture both free or bought iTunes videos without any watermark!

Screen Capture iTunes Movies FAQs

1. Can you screen record from iTunes?

Yes. You can screen record from iTunes, only if you have a screen recorder. However, if you are going to screen record some bought videos from iTunes, you might fail, as these videos are DRM-protected. So, to conclude, you can only screen record the Free videos from iTunes.

2. How do I take a screenshot of an iTunes video?

You can press Ctrl + PrtScn keys directly if you use a PC. For Mac users, press the Command, Shift and 3 keys (all at the same time).

3. Can you screen record Apple music videos?

Sure! You can screen record Apple music videos with some professional tools. If you want to figure out the detailed steps, you can check this guide: how to screen record Apple Music.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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