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How To Keep iTunes Rented Movies Or TV-episodes Permanently?

Posted by Edwin Smith to DRM Removal Solution
on June 28, 2012

Since Apple announced to offer movie rentals on its iTunes Store in 2008, many people who used to rent DVDs from Netflix or Blockbuster begin to turn to rent iTunes movies or TV-episodes for saving the trouble of returning the physical DVDs. According to the terms of iTunes rentals, the movies or TV-episodes have 30 days of preserved period on user’s computer, once the rental period expire, the digital download files will expire automatically. And when you start to play the movie, you have only 24 hours to watch it.



While the 30-day unwatched retention period is reasonable, but the 24-hour restriction to finish watching a movie is less significant than traditional rental services like Netflix or Blockbuster. So some iTunes rentals users hope to find a way to keep iTunes movie rentals longer or at least to keep watching it after 24 hours is up. As I know, there is a simple method available for accomplishing this. First, close the iTunes. If you have downloaded the iTunes rentals on your computer, just turn back your computer's time a year(or whatever). On the other hand, if you are just going to download the rentals, reset the e-clock forward. And then restart the iTunes to see if it works. The drawback of this method is that you can’t transfer the movie rentals to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV for watching.


If the method of changing Your System Time is disabled for your computer, let’s go to the source to work the problem out. As we know, Apple use the FairPlay DRM to limit the time of iTunes movie rentals storage, but Apple's DRM technology is breakable. There are many programs capable of removing the FariPlay wrapper on the internet. Here I highly recommend you the iSkysoft DRM removal which can convert rented iTunes movies into unprotected video formats preserving original video definition, sound and video quality so that you can keep iTunes movie rentals forever on your computer, or copy/play/watch them onto other multimedia devices freely. Check out a Detailed Review of iSkysoft DRM Removal OR



This program is very easy to use. When you come to the main interface, Click the “Add Video” button to add your downloaded iTunes rented movie files to it; Then according to your needs, click "Video files to…" button to select the right output format in the drop-down list where provides 20+ common video format, 7 HD video format and 13 audio format. For example, select MPEG2 as output format if you want to burn your rented iTunes movies to a blank DVD, or select MP4, WMV or AVI video format if you want to convert iTunes movie rentals for playback on Zune, PSP, Xbox 360, iPad/iPod/iPhone, Blackberry, Android phones or tablets like Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S, Motorola Xoom, Droid, HTC Sensation and more; The last step is to click “Convert” button to start cracking/converting the iTunes rented movies. Done!


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