You might be troubled by DRM protection when you want to play those DRM protected files but they are somehow not compatible with the media player that you are using. Especially for iTunes users, all the files you download from iTunes are DRM-protected.
To get rid of DRM restriction, you need a DRM media converter. However, there are thousands of converters in the market which you can barely tell the difference among them and choose the best one. Now we have done some research and narrowed down the options for you. Here is a list of top free DRM removal and their alternatives.
myFairTunes - iTunes Music DRM Remover
Free (for basic converting).
Convert and remove DRM from iTunes M4P music and save them into MP3.
Allow users to search for DRM protected music in their entire collection as well as remove the DRM protection in your playlists.
Save up your computer space, as it is only a small sized file. It is a shining point for low-end systems and laptops.
Not completely free. It outputs only MP3 in the free version. More features are shown in premium version of this application, which is not for free.
Cannot convert iTunes M4V videos and Apple Music.
Need to install Microsoft. NET Framework 2.0.
Stop updating the new version for a long time. Therefore, this software only supports iTunes 7.5.0 or earlier. (Notice: iTunes has released iTunes 12.5.3).
Windows version only.
Related article: myFairTunes Failed to Convert Apple Music? Solved!
Requiem - iTunes Files DRM Remover
Remove DRM protection from iTunes songs, videos as well as eBooks.
Available in both Mac and Windows version.
Stop updating new version since 2012 (version 4.1) and only support iTunes 9.0.2 or lower.
Do not workable with Mac OS X 10.8 or above.
Have to install Java on Windows version.
Couldn't convert iTunes rented audios and videos.
Calibre - EBook DRM Converter
Remove DRM from eBooks, including Kindle books, Barnes and Noble, Adobe Digital Content, etc.
Also work as a professional eBook converter tool and a powerful eBook manager tool.
Interface is not user-friendly enough.
Only able to convert eBooks.
It does a very poor job of converting in many cases.
If you doubt that the 3 free DRM removal converters are not good enough to meet your needs, you can try the following DRM converters as alternatives.
Apple Music Converter - iTunes Audio Converter
Fully support latest iTunes 12.5.3.
Not only able to remove DRM protection from iTunes music and Apple Music, but also AA/AAX audiobooks.
Convert DRM-protected files to MP3, FLAC, etc.
Extract audio files from iTunes movies, TV shows and podcasts with no quality loss.
Preserve full ID3 tags and other important information.
Convert M4P and Audible AA files at up to 16X faster speed.
Support batch conversion.
Work on Windows / Mac.
DRM Media Converter – iTunes Media Converter
Able to convert iTunes DRM audio / video files (audio to audio, video to audio and video-to-video).
Automatically detect a DRM protected file, and proceed to convert.
Work in superfast 6X speed.
ID3 tags are well reserved.
Sometimes you need to install iTunes or Windows Media Player on the same system, depending on the files to be converted and the related library.
Only work on Win system.
iTunes M4V Converter – iTunes Videos to MP4 Converter
Remove DRM from iTunes purchurse or rentals, including M4V movies, TV shows, episodes and music videos, etc.
Retain all AC3 Dolby 5.1 Audio, AD, audio tracks, subtitles and closed captions.
Output 1080p/720p HD videos with 100% original quality preserved.
Completely compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra and iTunes 12.5.
Only work on Mac system.
Only output MP4 files.
This is our list of the best free conversion program for killing the DRM from iTunes Music, eBooks and videos, as well as 3 great alternatives. Now find the best-suited DRM removal application from the list and set your files free. We are ready to revise our list if you have better recommendation!