How to play iTunes movies and audiobooks on LG G6

The LG flagship is an unrelenting handy super computer that handles numerous media file formats effortlessly, however, when it comes to iTunes media, movies and audiobooks bought from the iTunes store, LG G6 faces a hard time due to the fact that all the media files mentioned are incorporated with DRM technology that prevents the host files from being played on devices that are not produced by Apple. You won’t have trouble playing these movies and audiobooks on your iPad, but if you want to make these files also playable on your LG G6, the DRM protected files needs to be converted to one of those universal file format such as m4v, mp4 or mp3.

Here’s the step by step guide to convert iTunes movies to LG G6
itunesdrmremover

  1. Download a DRM removal program of your choice, the market is filled with sophisticated, tested solutions in dealing with DRM, DRM media converter, for instance, is a solid utility that simultaneously removes DRM and converts the video/audio files to a target format. Most of the DRM removal tools are computer based programs since the task of transcoding requires considerable computing power that’s too demanding for mobile devices.
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  2. Once the download is completed, install and launch the application.
  3. Navigate to the folder where your iTunes movies and audiobooks are stored and drag the files you want to the DRM media converter window. This procedure loads the DRM protected files to the app and prepares them for conversion.
  4. Set output format. You can choose mp4 as the output format for videos and mp3 for audios. Both are universally supported file format that can be played on literally any media players around, including your LG G6.
  5. Start the conversion. The conversion can take quite a long while if you throw many titles to the app, if you find it unrealistic to sit through this process, you can set the app to close automatically or shut off the computer once the conversion is completed.

FAQ:

How do I find the iTunes movie files on my computer?

If you don’t know where your iTunes movies are located on your computer, start iTunes, go to library, right click one of the movies or audio files you want to convert, in the context menu, choose show in Windows file explorer, the folder where the iTunes downloaded files are stored will appear.

Does this guide also apply to iTunes music?

The mechanism of the DRM removal tool is to try cracking the DRM decryption first, if it fails at decrypting, it resorts to record the whole video/audio into an acceptable file format such as mp3 and mp4. As long as the video/audio file can be played on your computer with iTunes, it can be recorded by the DRM media converter and converted to an ideal target format. This applies to iTunes music. However, songs published on iTunes after 2009 doesn’t have DRM built in themselves, so unless you have music purchased from iTunes before 2009, you don’t have to worry about DRM removal, they can be played by powerful media devices like LG G6 on default.

How about audiobooks?

Like iTunes movies, audiobooks from iTunes are also DRM protected, the track can be added to DRM removal tool and converted to mp3, or any other supported file format as you see fit. You can’t preserve any bookmarks in the original soundtrack after the conversion.

 

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How to play iTunes audiobooks on Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 is a freakishly powerful handy device that’s capable of handling a myriad of media file formats from the humble mp3 audio to state of the art 4k video, however, when it comes to DRM protected media such as the audiobooks published on iTunes, the mighty Galaxy S8 is powerless. DRM – the digital right management system is a restrictive technology that prevents the host media file from being played on unauthorized devices. In the form of the Apple’s FairPlay DRM system, all media files embedded with DRM technology dictates the file to be played only on the purchasing iTunes account authorized devices, and these devices need to have iTunes installed, iPad, iPhone or iPod or a Windows computer.

There’s no iTunes for the android champion, to handle the DRM issue, we need to get creative. Since DRM is the culprit, we need to remove DRM from the iTunes audio books and convert the DRM protected media to a file format that’s supported by Galaxy S8

The step by step guide
itunesdrmremover

  1. Download a DRM removal tool of your preference. There are several solid solutions around the market. DRM media converter, for instance, is a tested, sophisticated DRM removal tool that converts the DRM protected media such as iTunes audiobooks to regular file formats, it has a range of output file formats to choose from, the formats are categorized by target devices such as iPhone and Galaxy phones. The DRM removal category of software are all computer based, so you will need a computer to proceed further.
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  2. Once you installed a DRM removal program, locate and load the iTunes audiobooks to the app by dragging and dropping the files to the app’s main window. To locate these files, open iTunes on your computer, go to library, right click on one of the titles you want to play on your Galaxy S8, then click “open in Windows file explorer”.
  3. Once the files are loaded to the DRM removal program, choose the output format as mp3, a common audio file format that’s optimized for playing on mobile devices since it utilizes an algorithm that makes the file small in size while retains audio quality of the original file.
  4. Start the conversion, the process can take a lengthy period of time, the decryption should be instantaneous, however if the software fails to crack the DRM lock directly, it resorts to record the whole audio into the selected file format, the recording will finish in a time period of the audio’s length.

Voila, now you can put the converted audiobooks to your Galaxy S8 and enjoy.

Frequently asked questions

FAQ

What is m4b file? Why can’t I just change the file extension to m4a or something?

M4b is identical to m4a in terms of encoding and compression, however, m4a is DRM free, you can play a m4a file on Galaxy S8 without any problem, m4b is imbued with DRM technology that prevents the file from being played on devices like a galaxy S8, simply changing the file extension doesn’t changes its DRM status, so the file still won’t play on Galaxy S8 unless its encoding and lock is fundamentally changed.

Can I still bookmark an audiobook file after it’s converted to mp3?

The converted audio is just the normal mp3 file, which can be bookmarked with audio player apps as long as they support bookmark feature, however, the bookmarks left in the original DRM protected m4b files will be lost.

 

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How to play iTunes audiobooks on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 is the ultimate mobile computing machine that is capable of handling virtually any type of media codec you throw at it, at the hardware decoding level. However, one thing that the Samsung Galaxy S7 fails to perform brilliantly is to play DRM protected media files like the audiobooks published on iTunes. This is by no means Samsung Galaxy S7’s fault, the DRM system inhibited in the iTunes audiobooks dictate the file to be played exclusively on iTunes authorized platforms like iOS or Windows. Galaxy S7, sporting the android operating system, doesn’t have the iTunes support that enables the device to play iTunes DRM protected media, and it being the nemesis of iPhone isn’t helping either.

In this article, we won’t discuss the futility and harmful nature of the DRM mindset, instead we’re focusing on solving the practical problem, how to convert DRM protected iTunes audiobooks to Samsung Galaxy S7 supported files format.

 

The step by step guide:
itunesdrmremover

  1. Download DRM media converter, the software is a DRM removal and video transcoding tool that is capable of converting DRM protected media files like iTunes audiobook m4b file to regular audio codec such as mp3 or m4a. Once the download is completed, install and launch the software.
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  2. Load the iTunes files to DRM media converter, you can simply drag and drop the files to the software window to add the files. If you’re not sure where your iTunes files are located, go to iTunes – library, right click on an audiobook title and click “Show in file explorer”.
  3. After the files are successfully loaded, set the output audio format to your preferred file format, to name a few: m4a, mp3 are universal file format that can be played on Galaxy S7 as well as any other media devices.
  4. Start the conversion. The conversion can be a prolonged process if the program fails to strip the DRM directly, it will resort to record the audiobook into the specified format, if the alternative route is taken, the process will take as long as the length of the file.

 

About m4b

M4b is an audio codec derived from AAC but with added features that accommodate audiobook playback, such as the ability to “bookmark”. By converting m4b format to mp3 you lose these features, in exchange the converted audio’s universal compatibility.

About the Samsung Galaxy Edge

Edge sports the same internal as its standard Galaxy counterparts, so this tutorial applied to Edge.

About iTunes music

Luckily, for music lovers who bought a lot of music from iTunes, the music published on iTunes are not DRM protected since 2009, unless you have tunes that’s bought before 2009, they’re safe to go. As to DRM protected iTunes music, yes, they can be converted by the DRM media converter to normal file types such as mp3, m4a.

Can I keep the bookmark abilities of the iTunes file after they’re converted to mp3?

The converted audio itself is just common mp3 audio file, but a quick Google search for the term “bookmark android audio player” will bring up a lot of android media players that supports bookmark feature. You will still be able to bookmark your audiobooks but this time with the help of software.

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How to spy on HTC 10

How to spy on someone’s HTC 10, well the answer is shockingly easy. The HTC 10 itself is an Internet device that can be configured to collect and forward its information to a designated place, a spy app is a piece of code that can be installed on the target phone and does just that.

Before you head to set up the surveillance, make sure that you have exhausted of all measures to achieve a direct, cordial conversation.

The FlexiSpy monitoring software

What sets FlexiSpy from the rest of monitoring apps out there is its unique feature – the live phone call monitoring, which enables you to listen to all incoming and outgoing phone calls of the target phone, as the it’s happening. Whenever a call is placed from or received by the target device, you’re notified by the spy app and given the choice of tapping the phone immediately, if you choose to listen to the conversation, the spy app will set up a virtual conference call and add the talking party and you as the participants. You, as a member of the group call, listening discreetly and directly to the unsuspecting talking party thinking that they’re talking behind your back.

One thing to note, when you’re added to the group call, you’re a live participant, which means anything you say will definitely be heard by others, if you don’t mute your own mic, the background noise from your end may also be heard. Understandably, it’s hard to keep your cool when things said really burns you up, but remember that a spy collects evidence through surveillance and doesn’t blow his cover.

View live demo – how FlexiSpy looks and works.

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Features of FlexiSpy

Beside the bold live phone call listening, FlexiSpy has a few useful, sophisticated features up its sleeve.

Call logs

Detailed call log information’s collected off the phone and displayed in the dashboard. Logs of phone call duration, numbers and contact information of incoming and outgoing phone calls, time stamps are collected.

Phone call recording

Phone calls can be scheduled for recording, however this feature relies heavily on the internet quality during the phone call, if it’s less than optimal, the spy may lose a few segments of the recording. The audios are uploaded to the dashboard and can be listened to downloaded.

Record surrounding sounds

The spy is programmed to be able to turn on the target HTC 10’s mic remotely from the dashboard to record surrounding sound. The audio will then be uploaded to the dashboard where it can be listened to or downloaded.

Text messages monitoring

Text messages and multimedia messages sent and received with the phone through cell services are captured and forwarded by the spy app to dashboard, where the messages are displayed in a chronological view.

GPS locator

The real-time location of the target device is collected by the spy through its GPS service, and target’s location is displayed as a dot on a detailed, updating map presented in the dashboard, with directional information. Virtual fences can be set up on the map, whenever the target encounters a fence, the spy sends an alert and the location information to the dashboard. The spy itself can’t toggle on/off the GPS function, if the GPS function is actively turned off by the target, the spy will determine the general whereabouts of the target through its Wi-Fi host.

Chat apps

Famous chat apps such as skype, snapshot, whatsapp are supported by the spy app. Text messages as well as graphic contents, images, gifs are all forwarded to the dashboard.

Phone manipulation

The spy app itself can be self-uninstalled without leaving a trace, once it’s gone, there’s no way that its former existence on the phone can be proved. The spy is also able to uninstall other apps installed on the target device.

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How to play iTunes movies and audiobooks on HTC 10

With the enhanced codec support, HTC 10 can pretty much handle any type of media files handily solely on its hardware level, but one thing even the mighty state of the art android warrior can’t do is to play media files embedded with DRM encryption technology. Unfortunately, movies and audiobooks published on iTunes falls to that group (iTunes music are not DRM protected though). Apple’s FairPlay DRM system restrict the file from being played on unauthorized devices, and to be fair, the compatible devices list is rather meager, aside from Apple’s hardware, only a Windows pc with iTunes installed and the correct authorization is allowed to play your bought and paid iTunes movies. HTC 10, being the champion of android, the archenemy of Apple’s iPhone, it’s not realistic to hope for an iTunes for HTC one in the foreseeable future.

So, we’re left with no choice but to step up the game a little bit, by removing the DRM protection from your movies and audiobooks.

The general opinion about DRM is unsurprisingly, no so sweet. DRM restricts the legitimate user and is futile to combat piracy, it’s original devised to protect the interest of artists, content creators, but now has evolved into a handy weapon for large media outlets like iTunes to smother competitions. If you’re determined to get rid of the DRM, the step by step guide below shows how to convert DRM locked media files to neutral, universal file format like mp4 and mp3:

itunesdrmremover

  1. Download DRM media converter, the software is available on Windows platform.
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  2. Load the movies and audiobooks by dragging the files to the software window and drop. You can locate your iTunes media files by going to iTunes – library, right click on any titles and choose “Show in file explorer”.
  3. Set output video format to your favorite file format, a recommendation for movie files is to use the MPEG-4 .MP4 file format for its advanced codec to compress the video in a relatively modest size while retaining a video quality that is true to the original. If it’s an audiobook file you want to convert, maybe set mp3 as the output file format.
  4. Start the conversion, the processing time can be lengthy if the program fails to strip the DRM code directly, in that case it will resort to record the iTunes files into the specified file format, which will take as long as the movie’s length.

QA:

Isn’t it simpler to just change the file extension from m4v to mp4? Why do I need to involve video transcoding?

M4v and mp4 both use the MPEG-4 video codec to compress the videos and at times they’re interchangeable. However, if the video files are embedded with DRM, simply changing the file extension doesn’t yield any useable video files, the file will still be locked and prohibited from being played on unsupported platforms like HTC 10. For now, DRM removal and video transcoding is the only way to handle DRM protected iTunes videos.

Does the DRM media converter works on phone? I don’t have a computer.

For now, no. DRM media converter is a Windows program that utilize video decoding/encoding technology at the moment is still too computing intensive even for the state of the art android flagships.

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