How to Keep Rented iTunes Movies Forever
The iTunes movie rentals service is great for its convenience. However, there are many limitations for viewing. For iTunes rented movies, videos and TV shows are very limited due to the DRM protection: you have only 30 days from the day you rented the movie to watch it and just 24 hours (in the US) to finish watching it once hitting play. Once the rental or watch period expires, the movie will disappear automatically from your iTunes library.
That really sucks when you want to watch the movie for more times in a longer time. Is there any way to crack iTunes rented movie time limitation and keep iTunes rental forever so that you can enjoy the movies anytime you like?
Best way to keep rented iTunes movies forever
As you know, playing video can be recorded. To keep rented iTunes movies forever, that best solution is to record the videos while playing. To do this, you can use Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate, which can serve as a screen recorder to record iTunes rented movies into unprotected videos with high video and audio quality. The recorded files are DRM-free, without any time and playback limitation. Besides recording videos, this software is also a video converter, DVD ripper, DVD burner and YouTube downloader. Now free download Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate and follow the below guide below to record iTunes rentals so as to keep them forever.
How to Record iTunes Rented Movies
The best solution is to record iTunes rented movies while playing them because these files are not authorized as purchased ones. Note that for purchased iTunes protected files, you just need to add the files, choose an output format and click "Convert".
1. Record the movies
To record iTunes video, click the Start > All Programs > Aimersoft > Video Converter Ultimate > Aimersoft > Video Recorder. Then you will see a pop-up window asking you to play the videos you want to record and select the recording area. Play the video you want to record and wait for the recording to be done. When your recording completes, the recorded files will be added to the source pane automatically. The recorded files are DRM-free, without any time or playback limitation.
There are some ways to keep iTunes rented movies, TV shows, videos, etc. more than 24 hours, such as pushing your system time forward and then restarting your iTunes. You can extend the rental period to around a year. However, you cannot transfer the movie to your idevices. To keep your rented iTunes movies forever without DRM protection, the above way is the best.
2. Convert iTunes movie rentals (Optional)
If you want to play your iTunes movie rentals on non-Apple products, you'd better convert them since M4V is an Apple format and not well supported by other media players and devices. Select an output video format from the Output Format drop-down menu on the right of the main display and click "Convert" to start converting recorded iTunes rented videos.