How to Play iTunes M4V movies with VLC Media Player

Sometimes I need to play my iTunes purchased movies on other people's computer, but I don't want to authorize that computer with my account. Is there any way to play iTunes movies with other meida player, such as VLC?

VLC media player is a versatile, robust software that plays almost every type of video, sound, and image file on your PC or stored in extractable devices.But it doesn't support DRM protected M4V format. VLC Media Player is completely free, you don't have to watch commercial ads for you to keep the software free.

Movies purchased from iTunes are in DRM protected M4V format. The M4V movies can only be played via iTunes authorized by the account you used to purchase the movies. If you want to play iTunes movies outside of iTunes, you need to remove iTunes DRM and convert M4V to MP4 first.

Here we will introduce Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter, a professional iTunes DRM removal tool that allows you to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert M4V to MP4.

This tutorial will show you how to remove DRM from iTunes movies/TV shows and convert them to MP4 to play on VLC.

Step 1 Download, install and run iTunes Movie Converter on your Mac or Windows.

The interface is shown as below:

iTunes Movie Converter

Step 2 Click Add files and you will find all movies and TV shows in your iTunes Library listed below. Check the ones you want to convert and then click Add.

add iTunes movies

iTunes Movie Converter

This iTunes Movie Converter will preserve all original AC3 Dolby 5.1 Audio, AD, multilingual Audio Tracks, Subtitles and Closed Captions by default, but you can click the gear icon and decide which to save.

iTunes movie audio and subtitles

Step 3 Click convert button to start removing DRM from all selected iTunes movies and TV shows. Output MP4 videos will be saved to Documents/Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter/Converted folder by default. You can change it on the top right corner of the interface.

remove drm from iTunes M4V movie

Step 4 iTunes Movie Converter removes iTunes DRM at 30X speed and soon you will get all DRM-free MP4 video files. After conversion, click below blue folder icon to quickly find the DRM-free iTunes movies/TV shows.

convert M4V to MP4

Extra Tip: How to play Netflix movies/TV shows with VLC

In addition to buying movies from the iTunes Store, do you also subscribe to Netflix? The most popular video streaming services has reached 221.8 million subscribers by the end of 2021. Netflix offers 3 plans:

  • Standard with ads: $6.99 / month

  • Standard: $15.49 / month

  • Premium: $19.99 / month

You can only download movies and TV shows to watch offline with Standard and Premium plan.

Besides, downloads will expire after a period of time, and some have a limit on how many times they can be downloaded per year. 

However, Netflix app is only available on Windows 8, 10 and 11. To download content from Netflix, you need Windows 10 (version 1709 or newer) or Windows 11 tablet or computer. If you want to watch Netflix on Windows 7 and 8, the best way is to download Netflix movies and TV shows to MP4 with Pazu Netflix Video Downloader and then play them with VLC, Windows Media Player or other video player.

Netflix Video Downloader

You can also download Disney Plus movies and TV shows to MP4 with Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader

Disney+ Video Downloader

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iTunes Video Converter
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