How to Convert iTunes M4V Videos to VLC for Playback

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Q: I bought some movies from iTunes store and would like to play them with my VLC media player instead of iTunes. But when I was trying to import the iTunes movies to VLC, it keeps saying “not supported format.” What’s wrong? How can I play iTunes movies with VLC player with ease?

You may have also encountered such a problem when playing iTunes movies or TV shows with VLC player and got no idea what’s going on there, right? If so, then you can follow this article to find out the best solution to play iTunes videos on VLC easily.

Why Can’t We Play iTunes Movies with VLC

Firstly, you should know the fact that the movies, TV shows and most other media content sold in iTunes store are all protected with DRM technology by Apple. With the DRM protection, iTunes movies are encoded in M4V format and can only be played well on Apple-approved devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, etc. VLC is not included in the authorised player list. That’s why you’ll find it’s impossible to import iTunes movies into VLC for playback.

Best Solution to Remove DRM from iTunes M4V Movies/TV Shows

Fortunately, there are various tools existing in the market developed to bypass DRM lock from iTunes movies and TV shows easily. Once the DRM is removed successfully from the iTunes videos, you can freely watch them on VLC and any other media players as you like. Here you are recommended with one of the best iTunes M4V video converter in the world, that is TunesKit iTunes DRM M4V Converter for Mac (Windows), with which you can easily remove DRM protection from iTunes movie rentals and purchases while converting the DRM-ed M4V to universal MP4 that is fully supported by VLC media player. What’s more, it’s able to keep the original video resolution, AC 3 5.1 audio and subtitles after conversion.

Guide to Convert iTunes M4V to VLC Player

Now download the free trial of TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter and start to convert the DRM-ed M4V videos to VLC for playback.

1. Load iTunes M4V files to TunesKit M4V Converter by either clicking “Add Files” button or dragging and dropping.

2. Select the output folder, audio tracks, and subtitles as you like.

3. Start to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 by clicking “Convert” button.

Once the conversion completes, you can find the output MP4 videos without DRM and import them to VLC media player for playing.


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