How to play iTunes movies and audiobooks on LG G5

The LG G5 is a handy media consumption powerhouse that handles a myriad of media file formats gracefully and effortlessly, no matter how obscure the file format is, LG G5 can decode it on the hardware level. However, one thing that even the mighty LG G5 can’t deliver is the DRM protected media files, such as movies and audiobooks published on iTunes, which’re explicitly licensed and technically restricted to be played on iTunes enabled platforms only. Naturally, LG G5’s not invited to the Apple party, the fact its being the new flagship of one of the biggest android vendor doesn’t help its case either.

So we’re left with no choice but to set things right with our own hands.

DRM is perceived as a futile effort to help artists at best and downright corporate greed at worst, so it’s no surprise that the market is abundant with established, sophisticated programs to combat the DRM. DRM media converter is one of the reliable examples that converts DRM protected media files to common file formats that can be played on anywhere, the program is available on Windows platform.

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  1. Download DRM media converter, the software is Windows utility that strips DRM and transcode the video to specified format. After the download is completed, install and launch the software.
    Download For Windows
  2. Import iTunes movies or audiobooks to DRM media converter. The files can be imported by simply dragging the files to the program window, or clicking the “add” button on the top-left corner to manually import the files. If you’re not sure where the files are located, open iTunes on your computer, go to library, then right click on any title that you want to add to the DRM media converter, then click “show in file explorer”.
  3. Set the output file format to a common file format such as mp4, mov, m4v… if it’s an audio file, mp3 is the definite best choice, it’s universally compatible and is a advanced codec that keep the file size down while retaining the sound quality. MPEG-4 file format is the video equivalence to mp3 and should be set as the output format when it’s a movie you need to convert.
  4. Hit the “start” button and the conversion begins. Note that if the conversion could take a long time if the program fails to neutralize the DRM local directly, it will resort to record the whole file into the specified format, a process that takes as much time as the movie/audiobook’s running time.

 

FAQ:

Can I just change the file extension from .m4v to mp4 and play it with my LG G5?

If the m4v files are not DRM locked, then yes since mp4 and m4v are used interchangeably on video files encoded with MPEG-4 compressing method, but if the files are protected by DRM like the movies published on iTunes, then no, simply alter the file extension doesn’t affect the DRM encryption, the file’s still unplayable with LG G5.

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How to Spy on Samsung Galaxy S7

There’s no sugar-coating it, spying on your potentially cheating spouse, no matter how horrible that person behaves, should always be considered as the last resort, after you exhausted your means but still couldn’t get an open, honest conversation, then, only then, read the tutorial below and find out how to spy on someone. Well, the answer is disturbingly easy.

How do I spy my hubby’s Samsung Galaxy s7?

Spy tech used to be cumbersome, expensive, somewhat transpiring the image of a plain-looking van, exhausted night, scurry camera lens and plenty of cigarette butts. T These days are past, with the rapid advancing of technology, today’s surveillance techs are powerful, portable and readily available to the general public. The pinnacle of modern spy tech takes the form of a phone app, simple, stealthy and over-powered SPY APP. Once being activated on the target device, the spy app gathers information regarding all aspects of the phone’s usage, encrypt and sent the data to a remote data base where only the authorized person can access. A spy app gathers useful information by recording phone calls, forwarding text messages and pictures received and sent by the target device, reporting the phone’s location (by interference the person’s actual location) in real time, archiving and sending all the messages of the chat apps such as skype, Snapchat, Facebook messages and so forth.

FlexiSpy

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The monitoring service is consisted of two parts, the spy app functions as field agent and need to be installed on the target Galaxy s7, it encrypts and sends the data it gathered from the target phone to the dashboard – a well-designed web portal that displays the information in a comprehensive and clear manner. Phone calls, text messages, audio recordings are displayed and available for download in the dashboard.

View live demo – how FlexiSpy looks and works.

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Live phone call monitoring

What sets FlexiSpy apart from the flock is its unique live phone call monitoring feature, it means that whenever a call’s placed from or received by the target Galaxy s7, whenever the target device’s engaged in a phone call conversation, you’re offered the option to listen to the conversation, directly and discreetly, by simply dialing to the target device. The spy app will then create a virtual conference call that involves the talking party and you, the observer. But keep in mind that the conference call is live by any standard, so if you choose to not mute your own mic, anything you say or the background Nosie from your end will probably be heard by the otherwise unsuspecting party.

Full features of spy app for Samsung Galaxy s7

Recording phone calls

If you’re not in a position to listen live, you can choose to record the phone call and listen to it later. However, the quality of the recording drastically varies depending on the quality of internet connection of the target Galaxy s7, recording an ongoing phone call is a process of concurrent recording and uploading, so at times you may get a incomplete, abruptly ended audio recording because of a not ideal internet connection.

Record surrounding sound

the wired Galaxy s7’s microphone can be secretly and remotely turned on from the dashboard, to record surrounding sound. So you’d have an idea about the real whereabouts of the target to see if it’s contracted with his version.

Call logs

The spy app keeps tabs on calls placed from or received with the target phone. Call logs, duration, number and contact information of the caller or recipient,

Text messages

Text messages and multimedia messages sent and received with the target phone will be forwarded by the spy app and displayed in the control panel in a chronical view.

GPS location reporting

The spy app is capable of reporting the phone’s real-time GPS location on a detailed map, the current whereabouts and the route history of this person is illustrated on the map with dictionary lines and time stamps. The administrator of the spy app can draw a virtual fence on the map, whenever the target enters or exits the fenced area, an alert message will be sent to the administrator.

If the location service is actively turned off on the target Galaxy s7, the spy app will determine the location of the service with the Wi-Fi network information, which tells the whereabouts of signal hotspot, thus the general location of the target can be deduced.

Chat apps

Chat apps like Skype, WhatsApp are among the most used communication tools, arguably more popular than the good old SMS, the spy app is capable of monitoring up to 73 different kinds of chat apps, among them the notable names are Skype, Snapchat, WhatsApp, iMessage and many more. On a wired Samsung Galaxy S7, all the text messages and graphics like pictures and Gifs are forwarded to the dashboard and displayed in a chronical view.

Remote control

The app itself can be remotely uninstalled from the device and doesn’t leave a trace of it ever being there. The spy app is also capable of gaining the administrative right and uninstalling other apps.

FAQ:

Is it easy to install the spy app?

Yes, it’s similar to installing a regular app, the tricky part is that you are required to have physical access to the phone for about 5 to 10 minutes, it can’t be installed remotely. Once the installation is completed, you no longer need to access the phone again to check the information, all the data are displayed in the dashboard and can be accessed with any web browsers.

Is the app detectable on the phone?

No, once activated, the app operates in complete stealth, it won’t be showing up in the running task view, but there’re signs could indicate that a phone might be tapped, if you turn on the multimedia upload feature (which is turned off by default), the phone’s data plan might be quickly drained and the person of interest may start looking for the culprit.

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How to play iTunes audiobooks with Sonos

Sonos is able to work with iTunes, but what you get from the iTunes folder on your Sonos app may not be entirely satisfying because it omits the audiobook file formats, if you’re a fervent lover of audiobooks and has invested a fortune within the iTunes store over the years, this is simply unacceptable. However Sonos is able to recognize and play iTunes music, and the discrimination is due to the FairPlay DRM system, embedded within the audiobook files, it prevents the host file from being used on unauthorized platforms. If you want to listen or stream iTunes audiobooks with Sonos, the DRM embedded files need to be converted to something friendly, say mp3.

Considering the very nature of DRM is to restrict legitimate user, it’s not a thing to be loved. So it’s no surprise that the market is abundant with DRM removal tools that effectively turns DRM protected media to universally supported file types. DRM media converter is a DRM removal/video converter that’s well-developed and supported, extremely straight forward and easy to use, this is a step by step guide to convert iTunes audiobook for Sonos with DRM media converter:

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The step by step guide:

  1. Download the DRM media converter on your Windows PC. The software is available on Windows platform, decoding and encoding media files will take up considerable amount of CPU usage, so currently there’s no mobile version of the software available. If you’re reading this on your iPhone or Android, time to find a desktop PC.
    Download For Windows
  2. Load the iTunes audiobook files to DRM media converter by simply drag and drop the files to the software interface, or by clicking the “add” button, then navigate to the iTunes folder and select the wanted files. If you’re not sure where the iTunes audiobooks are located, open iTunes, right click on any title, choose “open in file explorer”. The opened folder is where the iTunes media files are located.
  3. Set output audio format as mp3, which is a great file format for audio files, it compress the audio data in a way that’s efficient in keeping the file light in terms of size, and keep good in term of audio quality.
  4. Start the conversion. The conversion may take more time than you think.
  5. After the conversion is completed, you can simply move the files to the Sonos local file folders on your mobile phone or desktop PC.

Something about the iTunes audiobooks

Audiobooks published on iTunes are encoded in .aac compressing method, with the file extension of .m4b. the unique trait of the m4b file format is its bookmarking ability, by converting the .m4b to mp3, the audiobooks will be compatible with all platforms, they can be recognized and indexed by the Sonos app, can be added to the local music library, and can be listened to through Sonos. The downside is that you lose all the bookmarks.

FAQ

Can I just change the file extension of the iTunes audiobooks to mp3 or m4a?

The audiobook files of iTunes are with the file extension m4b, if the file’s not protected by DRM, then yes, m4a and m4b are interchangeable, the file will play after its file extension’s changed to m4a. If the file’s DRM protected, as many of the titles are on the iTunes store, simply changing the file extension to a universal file format doesn’t remove the DRM restriction from the file, the file is still unplayable on Sonos unless it’s been processed by DRM removal software.

What’s the IDEAL file format for playing through Sonos?

Sonos is a high-end audio speaker crafted with the desire of being the best, to fully utilize the hardware’s potential the audio files are recommended to be lossless, uncompressed file format like FLAC or ALAC.

The state of DRM

DRM by its design is to ensure the profitability of artist and publishers, to make creative work worthwhile. But nowadays it’s generally misused, abused as a weapon for dominating tech giants to advance themselves in the fierce competition, to keep their own flock inline because leaving means forfeiting all the previously made, legitimate purchases.

Sonos and its limitation

Sonos, despite all its virtues, doesn’t have the option for an expandable storage, which is the ideal way of playing our converted, local mp3 files. The alternative route is to move the music files to a folder on your cell phone or computer, then have the Sonos controller app run a scan and index the music files so that you will be able to stream the sound.

 

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How to play iTunes movie with MX player on android

MX player is the most popular video player app on the android platform, it’s capable of playing various types of video and audio files through hardware decoding that taps gently on the battery. It’s powerful, buttery smooth and handles 4K ultra gracefully. It’s generally a great, capable, successful app thanks to the openness of Android. One thing though, if you were previously an iPhone owner who has made a lot of purchase on the iTunes store for movies and audiobooks, who recently made the switch from iOS to Android, you’re about to be exposed to some of the shady behaviors that plagues the tech industry.

What I am talking about is the DRMdigital right management system that prevents the host file from being played on unauthorized devices. The MX player, however powerful, intuitive an app can be, will fail when it comes to DRM protected files. The DRM system embedded in your iTunes movies prohibits unauthorized use of the files, Android, being the nemesis of iPhone, are naturally excluded from that rather thin compatible list.

To play the DRM protected iTunes movies with MX player on Android, we need to convert the iTunes files to something more common and friendly, like mp4. DRM combat tools are abundant considering the notoriety of DRM, DRM media converter is sophisticate, well-designed and supported, it’s capable of converting DRM protected iTunes files to various media file format that can be handled by MX player on Android.

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The step by step guide

  1. Download DRM media converter, the software is a Windows exclusive, considering the computing intensive nature of video encoding/compression, there’s currently no mobile/Android alternative for this sort of task, so if you’re reading this on your Android devices, time to find a computer, the Windows PC need to have iTunes installed.
    Download For Windows
  2. Install and start the software. Load the iTunes files by drag and drop the files on the program’s main window. If you’re not sure where the iTunes files are located on your computer. Open iTunes, go to library, right click on the movie title, in the context menu choose “Show in Windows file explorer”, the folder that contains the iTunes files will open.
  3. Set output video format as mp4. Mp4 is generally considered to be a good file format for watching on mobile devices, because the compressing method is light on the size while manages to retain the quality.
  4. Start the conversion. The conversion will probably take longer than you thought.

The FairPlay DRM system

The FairPlay DRM is compromise devised by apple and publishing companies, by imposing the FairPlay DRM policy, iTunes media files including movies and audiobooks are allowed to be played only on iTunes authorized devices, devices like android or kindle which doesn’t have iTunes, are excluded from the compatible list.

The MX player

The MX player is the most popular Android video player app by far, it’s lightweight, capable of playing numerous types of video and audio files, but MX player isn’t capable of playing DRM protected media files like apple iTunes movies and audiobooks, Windows protected wma…

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How to play iTunes movies and audiobooks on OnePlus

The quirky Chinese brand OnePlus has been good at making/promising flagship level devices with killer prices. If you’re an iPhone user who has been shopping around the iTunes store for movies and music, who somehow managed to get through the enigmatic/notorious invite system to finally acclaim the fabled OnePlus, you might be slightly disappointed by the fact that all the iTunes movies are now rendered useless on your OnePlus.

The reason behind this is the FairPlay DRM – digital right management technology designed to ensure the profitability of content creators and providers, well at least it’s the original intention. But nowadays DRM tech are often used as a weapon for the tech giants to hurl at each other, to keep their flocks in line, or risk to lose the content purchased perfectly legally. Considering the fact that the nature of the DRM is to restrict the legitimate users, pirate doesn’t care anyway, it is not a thing to be loved, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the market is abound with sophisticated, well-streamlined solutions to combat the DRM, and the DRM converter, a tool capable of converting DRM protected videos and audios to common file format, is one of the fine choices.

The step by step guide to convert iTunes movies and audiobooks to regular file type

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  1. Download DRM media converter to your windows PC. If you’re reading this article on your OnePlus, time to find a full-fledged Windows PC. The computer you’re on need have iTunes installed and the iTunes account that made the purchase need to be logged in.
    Download For Windows
  2. Load iTunes files to the DRM media converter
  3. Set output video format as mp4, if it’s audiobooks you’re going to convert, set the output format as mp3.
  4. Start the conversion. The conversion process is likely to be lengthy, if the DRM unit of the program have problem with directly stripping the DRM, it will record the whole media file and save it in a

About iTunes music

Much thanks to apple, who convinced the publishers that dropping DRM is a financially good idea, music published on iTunes since 2009 are not embedded with DRM, and can be played on most of platforms around, android, windows phone, kindle devices… unless you have some old songs, you don’t have to go through the trouble of converting the iTunes audio files, if you do, then yes, the DRM media converter is able to convert the DRM protected music to any file format as you see fit.

M4v and m4b file format

The iTunes movies and audiobooks downloaded from the iTunes store are encoded in the m4v and m4b file format, both embedded with DRM tech that restrict the use of the files from unauthorized platforms. With DRM removal tool, the DRM protected files can be converted to mp4 for video, mp3 for audio, or any other user specified file format, that can be played on any platforms.

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