Remove the FairPlay DRM from Your iTunes Songs

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Remove the FairPlay DRM from Your iTunes Songs


Audio Hijack doesn’t start recording until you press play in iTunes.


2. Record the Music

If you want to record just one song, isolate the song in iTunes by either creating a single-song playlist or performing a search that results in just that song showing in your library. If you don’t do this, iTunes will go to the next song, and Audio Hijack will keep recording. Click the Record button in Audio Hijack - the application doesn’t start recording until you play the song in iTunes. Play the song in iTunes, and you’ll see Audio Hijack do its thing. Audio Hijack will stop recording when the song is over, though the app will still be in Record mode, so if you go into iTunes and play another song, Audio Hijack will record it. Click the Record button to stop recording.





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Ethan Orin

The FairPlay DRM was removed from iTunes songs since 2009. But currently the videos are still locked by the FairPlay in iTunes by Apple. To remove the DRM from your iTunes videos, you can refer to some smart FairPlay DRM removal tools like TunesKit described in the tutorial here:



Hi, I like the TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac ( you mentioned. Is there anyway to get free license or coupon code?


Vince Nigel

Great for this article. Moreover, here is a way to remove drm protected from iTunes movies and TV Shows. It can help you convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4, WMV, FLV, etc then you can enjoy iTunes moves at anywhere and anytime.



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The simpliest way I know of to convert these DRM songs is to first burn them to audio CD via iTunes. Then add them from the new CD to Roxio Toast's Export feature at the bottom of the "Audio" disc options (instead of burning them to disc-- again).

You get AIFF files which can then converted to whatever audio format you want via iTunes or another audio converter.

Works great!



I have to say I did appreciate the article because DRM is a pain in the neck.

There are two different, yet very similar ways to do it that seemed to work better for me.worked for me as well.

The first is similar to using Mac World's suggested program "Audio Hijack", I used WireTap Pro this application also records whatever is playing on your mac so don't turn up the volume while you are recording or you will get those little beeps in your final product.

The second option I used, which you might compare to MacWorld's suggestion of using iMovie HD - Is to drag your music from iTunes into Garage Bands user window. This will import the song into garage band and then you can export it from garage band back into iTunes. The difference really is that you dont have to add a movie or picture over it because it is primarily a music app.

These are simply other ways of doing the same old thing.

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