How to play iTunes movie on Roku Ultra

Roku ultra can typically access more TV shows and movies in 4K and HDR than most of its rivals, but if you’re an iTunes loyalist who has built a sizable library over the years, here’s a tutorial for you to convert your iTunes media for watching with a Roku ultra equipped tv set.
Movies, tv shows and audiobooks downloaded from iTunes are locked with DRM, an encryption technology that would render its host useless when it’s on an unauthorized device. Roku, for better or worse, doesn’t have iTunes support, to play iTunes movies on a Roku enabled tv, we need to convert the iTunes files to regular file format such as mp4 and mp3.
The step by step guide
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1. Download a DRM media converter. It’s a Windows based program that convert iTunes media, or other types DRM locked media to regular file format such as mp4 or mp3.
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2. Import files by drag the files from your iTunes library on the program window.
3. Once loading finished, set output format, for iTunes movies and tv shows, mp4 is the recommended for its smart algorithm to keep the file size down and the video quality true to the original. For audiobooks mp3 is the universal audio file format.
4. Click start to initiate the conversion. For audio files the conversion time is negligible, for movies however, it may take quite a well to finish.
5. Have a warm cup of tea.
6. Once the conversion finished, copy the converted movies or audiobooks to a SD card and insert it to the Roku ultra, now you will be able to watch the iTunes movies on your TV without investing for another apple TV.
A few more things:
Can I just access iTunes from Roku, why doesn’t Roku add iTunes as one of its channels?
iTunes and Roku are directly competing with each other, so personally I don’t see an iTunes channel on Roku any time soon.
Why can’t just rename the files to mp4 and be done with it?
Well, the file extension, as its name suggests, isn’t important in the grand scheme of things, both m4v and mp4 employs the h.264 compressing method, so yes, they’re interchangeable sometimes, but with iTunes movies’ hideously powerful DRM lock, simply changing the file extension doesn’t make them Roku friendly.

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How to play iTunes movies with VLC for android

VLC’s claim to fame has always been its uncanny ability to play just about any file type that you throw at it, but how it fares when it comes to iTunes movies? Well, the answer is a flat no, since the DRM lock embedded in every iTunes movies and audiobooks prevents its host file from being played on non-iTunes devices – android, Windows phone, or any media devices that doesn’t have iTunes installed. If you were an iTunes loyalist who’s been buying into the iTunes ecosystem over the years, this is a tip for you to convert the DRM locked videos and audiobooks to regular file format that the good ol’VLC media player can handle.

The easiest route of converting a DRM locked media is to use the DRM media converter – a Windows based program that converts DRM content such as iTunes movies or Netflix download to regular file format – mp4, mp3, etc.
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The step by step guide:

  1. Download DRM media converter to your Windows PC, if you’re reading this on your phone, time to relocate.
    Download For Windows
  2. The software is straightforward, first load your iTunes videos and audiobook files by clicking on the “Add” button, or better yet, drag the files onto the software interface.
  3. Once the loading process finished, set output file format. Mp4, for instance, is of the most popular file format, especially for mobile platforms for its ability to drastically reduce the noise and distortion in the output file, and keep the file size in reasonable size.
  4. Start the conversion by hitting the “start” button. The processing time can vary depending on the type of the input files, if it’s mostly audiobooks, the conversion can normally be finished within minutes, video files, however, will take much longer.

Once the conversion process completes, you’re free to put the converted files anywhere you want, powerful media player like the VLC will play the files smoothly.

FAQ:

Normally VLC player plays m4v files no sweat, why can’t it play iTunes m4v?

ITunes tv shows, movies and audiobooks incorporates DRM that prohibits the file from being played on unauthorized devices.

Why can’t I just change the iTunes file extension from m4v to mp4 and be done with it? Is a software necessary?

M4v and mp4 both employ the H.264 compressing method, and indeed they’re interchangeable most of the times, but when it comes to iTunes tv shows and movies, simply changing the file extension doesn’t alter the DRM lock inside the file, so no, you still need a special tool to convert iTunes movies to regular file format.

Does the software also work on iTunes songs?

It does, note that music published on iTunes since 2009 are not DRM protected, so unless you have songs purchased before 2009, you don’t need to convert iTunes songs.

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How to convert iTunes movies and audiobooks for Google pixel

Google pixel has the fluidity and timely update of stock android, a wickedly good camera and a slightly unsightly chin that puts it on top of the list when you’re considering switching from iPhone to an android. But before you do, you need to secure your assets that you accumulated from iTunes over the years – the movies and audiobooks you bought from the iTunes store are incorporated with DRM, which will prevent the files it’s hosted from being played on unauthorized devices. Being the flagship of android, naturally, Google pixel doesn’t get to play iTunes movies. Well, unless you do something about it.

The step by step guide to convert iTunes movies and audiobooks to Google pixel supported file format:

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  1. Download DRM media converter, the software is a DRM removal/video converter tool that’s capable of convert DRM protected media such as the iTunes movies and audiobooks to various common file formats such as mp3 and mp4. The software is a Windows based application so if you’re reading this on your Google pixel, time to relocate to your computer.
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  2. Install and launch the software.
  3. Import iTunes videos to DRM media converter by dragging the files to the software window.
  4. Set output file format, for videos the ideal file format goes to mp4, which utilize a great compressing method that keeps the file size moderate while retaining the best video quality. For audio files, you should choose mp3 as the output format.
  5. Once the conversion’s completed, the files are completed DRM free, you can put the converted iTunes movies on any device that supports mp4 playback.

FAQ:

What about iTunes music?

Apple stopped implementing DRM on music published on iTunes store at 2009, so unless you have some old songs, you don’t have a DRM problem on hand. If you do though, the DRM media converter is capable converting these files to good ol mp3.

Does this article also apply to Google pixel 2?

Yes, the new generation of pixel shares practically the same internals that’s in charge of media playback, converted iTunes media files can be played on the Google pixel 2.

How to locate my iTunes media?

Open iTunes – library, right click on one of the titles you’d like to convert, on the context menu, click open in Windows file explorer.

Why couldn’t I just change the file extension from m4v to mp4 and be done with it?

M4v and mp4 use the same compressing method h.264, so yes, to an extent they’re interchangeable, however with DRM protected m4v, simply changing the file extension doesn’t neutralize the DRM lock so the files still can’t be played on devices like Google pixel.

 

 

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How to convert iTunes movies and audiobooks to Chromebook

So you’re thinking of replacing your aging laptop this year and the inexpensive Google Chromebook – a PC with the cloud-based Chrome operating system – is an attractive option.

However, if you are heavy iTunes user who has accumulated a fortune over the years with movie, songs and audiobook purchase, here’s a tip for you to convert your media files to Chromebook supported file format. Movies and audiobooks published on iTunes are incorporated with DRM protection that invalidates the files if it detects an unauthorized environment. Chromebook devices has ranged abilities to play video and audio files but none of them support iTunes media. To play iTunes downloads on your Chromebook, you need to convert the iTunes files to a universal file format, mp4 and mp3 for instance.

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Requirements:

  • a Windows PC
  • a DRM removal tool

The step by step guide to convert iTunes videos to Chromebook

  1. Download iTunes DRM media on your Windows PC. So if you’re reading this article on your Chromebook, time to switch to your Windows machine and finish the download.

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  2. Open Windows file explorer and navigate to the iTunes media folder.
  3. Launch DRM media converter. Drag the iTunes files and drop them on the software interface, this will initial the loading process.
  4. Set output file format accordingly, for videos mp4 is an enticing option since it employs an advanced compressing method that keep the file size down and the video quality up, it’s also universally supported by any media player devices.
  5. Start the conversion. Once the conversion completes, you will be able to put the converted media on Chromebook, or any devices as you see fit.

FAQ:

What about iTunes music?

Since 2009 Apple has stopped implementing DRM technology into its music titles. Unless you have music purchased before 2009, there’s generally no need to convert iTunes music, if you do though, then yes, DRM media converter is able to convert them for playing on Chromebook PC.

Where to locate my iTunes files?

The downloaded iTunes videos and audiobooks are located

Your username, then Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Movies.

Why couldn’t I just change the file extension from m4v to mp4 and be done with it?

On the paper, m4v and mp4 both use the h.264 compressing method and they’re interchangeable on normal circumstances, but when DRM enters the equation, we can’t simply change the file extension since this doesn’t affect the DRM, you still need a professional DRM media converter to do the grunt work.

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How to play iTunes audiobooks and movies on Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Switching from iPhone to a galaxy can be a bit problematic, especially when you’re a faithful user of iTunes who’s been purchasing movies and audiobooks from that platform over the years. The thing is, movies and audiobooks downloaded from the iTunes are incorporated with DRM technology that prohibits the files from being played on unauthorized devices. To authorize a device, a version of iTunes needs to be installed on that device, since there’s no iTunes app for android, all android devices including the Galaxy Note 8 are left out in the cold. It’d be such a shame if we can’t utilize that infinity display to hold movies in our hands, especially the movies have already been paid for, well, unless you do something about it.

Considering the apparent unaccommodating nature of DRM, the market is abundant with sophisticated, proven solutions to naturalize DRM protected media.

Requirements:

  • Windows PC
  • DRM removal tool

The step by step guide to convert iTunes movie to Galaxy Note 8

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  1. Download iTunes DRM media converter, the software is based on Windows. If you’re watching this on the spacious screen of your Galaxy Note 8, you need to find yourself a PC to proceed.
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  2. Launch the software once you finished download and installation.
  3. Load files – drag and drop the iTunes files on the software, or click the add button and navigate to the folder where your iTunes downloads are stored.
  4. Start the conversion. Once the conversion’s completed, you will be able to move the iTunes media files to any devices as you see fit.

FAQ:

What about iTunes music?

There’s generally no need to convert iTunes music since all these files are not DRM protected, iTunes music is encoded in m4a, which is supported by all mainstream media devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Where to find my iTunes files?

Your username, then Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Movies.

Can I just change the file extension from m4v to mp4?

M4V and MP4 both employ the H.264 compressing method, they can be interchangeable if the files are not DRM protected, however, videos downloaded from iTunes are protected by DRM, simply change the file extension doesn’t remove the DRM from the file, it still can not be played on unauthorized devices such as the Galaxy Note 8.

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