DRM removal software?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by 2010mini, Mar 29, 2014.

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  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Hello all,

    I am planning a family road trip and want to be able to keep my 5yr old occupied. I want to transfer kids movies I purchase to a wireless HDD and stream via their app to my ipad for her.

    I do not have enough room on the iPad to download them locally and streaming via LTE will blow through my data limit.

    So my only option is DRM removal. Any suggestions?

  2. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    You probably shouldn't be posting a thread asking for DRM removal. You can backup any DVDs / Blu-ray that you own with handbrake or makeMKV.
  3. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    I understand, but it's not DVDs or BDs I need help with. It's just movies I already bought from itunes. I own them, but can not access them from an external drive from an iPad. Even though the iPad is authorized on my itunes account said movies were purchased with.

    Unless there is another method or app that I can use to access itunes files on a wireless drive and play them as is with DRM. The stock video app only works with itunes homesharing so no go there.
  4. jeff92k7 macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2012
    Been there. I finally just gave up and copied my iTunes movies to an old laptop, then enabled home sharing, plugged it into an old wifi router that I had sitting around and set that up as a wifi network in the car. That's all home sharing needs. No internet required. Stuff the laptop and router under a seat and you're good to go.

    If you don't have a car power adapter for the laptop and router, you should be able to find an inexpensive power inverter. Routers don't pull very much power. You would need to make sure your laptop power supply doesn't overload the inverter though.
  5. adbe macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    I use this to backup my iTunes movie purchases: http://www.m4vgear.com

    It *isn't* a piracy tool. You need to have an iTunes install that is authorized to play the movies. This tool seems to intercept the authorization communication between iTunes and Apple, and uses it to remove the DRM.

    Personally I keep the DRM encumbered files in iTunes because they stream a little more smoothly my ATV, but I have the DRM free versions on a backup drive, so if ever the iTunes store dies, I move to a different platform, or for any other reason I lose the ability to play iTunes movies, I'm covered.
  6. TrackZ macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    Most drm removal tools end up playing back files and reencoding a recording off the playback, except for requiem. Does this m4vgear reencode or just straight copy the file as is without drm?
  7. adbe macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    They claim it's a lossless rip, I.E. not a transcode. I can't tell for sure, although I cannot detect any obvious re-encoding artifacts, and the conversion time is very fast (much faster than I'd expect for an encode), so I take them at their word.

    It does however change the container type from iTunes M4V to MP4.
  8. maflynn Moderator


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    May 3, 2009
    [Mod Note]
    Asking for specific applications to remove DRM is not permitted by our rules

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