If you enjoy iTunes media content very often but suffer trouble from the DRM restriction, you may know something about Requiem more or less. This is a multifunctional program which helps iTunes media get rid of DRM encryption. As a DRM removal freeware, together with its high-quality conversion and easy operation, Requiem once became prevalent in converting iTunes music, audiobooks, and videos. However, to most people's surprise, it stopped its steps on 4.1 version. Why?


Part 1. Introduction of Requiem

Requiem is an iTunes DRM cracker which is able to free iTunes media from Apple FairPlay DRM encryption (a DRM technology developed by Apple Inc). It can remove DRM and convert iTunes files to plain format like MP3, MP4 without any quality loss and with no decoding or re-encoding. It is the conversion function that makes iTunes protected media files accessible on non-Apple approved devices. Requiem is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It used to be popular among Apple users, but it stopped to upgrade from V4.1 in 2012.

Although Requiem has been successful for owning large consumer groups, it was defeated in the fierce competition with Apple Inc. Apple manages to restrict this program in 2012. So Requiem failed to be compatible with the higher version than iTunes 10.7. In other words, if you want to use it, you have to downgrade your iTunes to V10.7 or lower.

Part 2. How to Use Requiem to Remove DRM

To adopt Requiem, you have to downgrade your iTunes to V10.7 or lower first. Or Requiem will fail to detect your playlists let alone convert iTunes media files.


1. You would fail to bypass DRM from iTunes rental since the limitation of Requiem.

2. Java plug-in is needed for Windows users.

Step 1. Download Requiem

Here the download sites are provided:

Download Requiem V4.1 for Windows

Download Requiem V4.1 for OSX

Download Requiem V4.1 for Source Code

Step 2. Sync Requiem with iTunes

Double click on the program, then it would detect the DRM-protected files, including music, videos, or audiobooks, etc. on your iTunes Library automatically, and begin to remove DRM from them.

Step 3. Get DRM-free files

After the conversion, your original files would be transferred to trash, and now your files in iTunes Library are DRM-free.


Part 3. Best Alternatives to Requiem DRM Media Converter

Nevertheless, using Requiem, you will find it inconvenient to downgrade iTunes to lower version just for removing DRM from iTunes media. So I'd like to recommend the best alternatives of Requiem to you. As the best DRM removal software, they are highly compatible with the latest version of iTunes and provide the free upgrade as well as technical support.

#1. TuneFab Apple Music Converter - Requiem Alternative to Bypass DRM from Music, Audiobooks

• Remove DRM from Apple Music and M4P tracks that have been purchased.

• Convert Apple Music, or AA/AAX audiobooks into plain MP3, AC3, AIFF, FLAC, etc.

• Improve the bitrate of output files to 320kbps.

• Adjust the conversion speed.

• Remain all metadata of the files.

• Support the latest iTunes version and macOS Sierra 10.12.6.

#2. TuneFab M4V Converter - Requiem Alternative to Unlock DRM Restriction from M4V Videos

• Convert purchased and rental M4V videos to MP4 or AU.

• Transfer purchased M4V videos to more than 5 devices

• Extend iTunes rental period for more than 24 or 48 hours.

• 30X Faster Converting Speed.

• Be compatible with latest iTunes version and macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Like Handbrake and VLC, Requiem can handle protected M4V videos but it is more senior because it can deal with iTunes music at the same time. So, Requiem would be a great choice since it needs no charge and with high quality, but its compatibility is limited. So you can try other alternatives. There is no doubt that TuneFab Apple Music Converter and TuneFab M4V Converter will be the best alternatives you need to cherish.

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