When renting or acquiring movies and TV shows from iTunes store, the downloaded content is saved as DRM-encrypted M4V files. Hence, you cannot distribute or edit the clips. AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus is an app that helps you get rid of this problem by removing DRM (Digital Rights Management) protection and converting the M4V files to various output formats.
This program communicates well with iTunes (once you launch the converter, it immediately open iTunes app), provides you with a clean and intuitive interface, and lets you choose from various output profiles. What's more, you can select which segment from the input files to convert to the preferred output format.
Another thing I like about this converter is that it allows you to opt for the proper video codec, resolution, audio bitrate, and many others. In addition, you can easily extract soundtracks from any M4V file, while preserving the audio quality of the input video.
In my testing, this app worked flawlessly. Plus, it used a very small amount of CPU resources while converting the input files and the output quality was excellent.
Briefly, this program proves to be a smart addition to your collection of Mac apps. AVCLabs M4V Converter Plus is simple to use, supports many output formats, and comes with a fair price.