Dec 10, 2014

Best Solution to Play Protected iTunes M4V Movies on VLC Media Player


How can I watch iTunes movies on VLC?

“I bought some iTunes movies and would like to transfer them to VLC player for watching. But it displayed some errors when I was trying to do so. Any suggestion? I don’t really like iTunes and QuickTime. It would be great if you can suggest some solutions to transfer iTunes movies to VLC player. Thanks.“

Most people like to play movies with VLC not only for it’s free and open source, but also for it supports almost all video formats. However, if you check the compatible video formats with VLC carefully, you would find out the fact that it doesn’t support all kinds of commonly used video formats, such as the .M4V movie files downloaded from iTunes Store. As you may know, movies, TV shows and other videos sold in iTunes are protected by Apple’s DRM technology which prevents you from directly playing iTunes videos on any other digital media players like VLC other than Apple’s. But that doesn’t mean you are impossible to transfer the protected iTunes movies to VLC for playback.

Remove DRM with iTunes to VLC DRM Video Converter

In order to make iTunes movies playable on VLC player, you need to find a way to break the DRM lock from iTunes movies firstly. Here you are recommended with TunesKit iTunes to VLC Video Converterfor Mac, which is a smart all-in-one iTunes DRM removal tool to bypass DRM from iTunes movies and TV shows as well as convert the protected iTunes videos to common MP4 format compatible with VLC player. With this mighty iTunes to VLC Converter, you are able to enjoy any iTunes movies and TV shows, including rental and purchase, HD and SD, on VLC player freely.

Tutorial of Converting iTunes DRM Videos to VLC Player

Before converting the protected iTunes movies to VLC, make sure you have downloaded and installed the free trial version of TunesKit iTunes to VLC Video Converter on your Mac OS X 10.8 or later.

Step 1. Import iTunes movies into TunesKit by clicking “Add Files” button.

Step 2. Customize output audio tracks and subtitles.

Step 3. Start to remove DRM and convert iTunes movies to MP4 for VCL player.


After the conversion, you can find the non-DRM MP4 videos in the output folder and freely transfer them into VLC player for watching.