Remove the FairPlay DRM from Your iTunes Songs

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Remove the FairPlay DRM from Your iTunes Songs

Reformat Using iMovie HD


With this method, you use iMovie HD ($79 as part of iLife ’06, to import a FairPlay-protected song into a movie. You then export the sound to an AIFF song. This method isn’t efficient, but it works. There’s an application called FairGame (free, that can animate the process, but we ran into problems with FairGame when converting multiple files.



Click Place At Playhead, and your song appears in the Timeline.


1. Import into iMovie HD

In iMovie HD, create a new project. Import the song by clicking the Media tab, and in the library window atop the right window pane, select iTunes. Find the song you want, select it, and click Place At Playhead. iMovie HD will place the song in the Timeline.





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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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