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Working with iTunes video files

Aztek463

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I'm trying to use some TV episodes I purchased on iTunes to so a small editing project. The problem is that every video converter I've thrown at them can't do anything. Vdub, VDubMod, and a couple other more obscure ones that I've used before. Has anyone else had any luck working with these?
 

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I too have tried working with iTunes video files before, in many different ways, and, as with you, none of the many video converters failed at converting them.  I did some research and discovered that (as I feared), they are blocked, and therefore cannot even be exported to CD.  Maybe somebody has a solution.  We'll see.
 

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the issue is that they still contain DRM. So think of it as a DVD that you copied to your HDD, but never stripped the copy protection.  I've never worked with iTunes files before, but from digging around it seems that there isn't a consistently good method for stripping the DRM.

I found this, but not sure how up-to-date it is: http://digiex.net/downloads/downloa...ve-itunes-drm-fairplay-music-video-books.html

maybe someone who has actually worked with iTunes files recently can chime in.
 

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I'll look into that when I get home! That topic looks like it's from 2011, but it's a better lead than I found last night. Cheers!


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I use Noteburner, though it cost money. I haven't had a problem with it (I occasionally purchase on iTunes, strip the DRM and put it on my Plex server.
 

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I have used TuneKit on the Mac for a while and it does a really good job of removing the DRM on iTunes movies and TV shows. There is a free trial so you can test with it before you purchase. They have a holiday sale going on now on all their products through 12/5.
 
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