How to Play iTunes M4V Movies With Windows Media Player?

Do you still use and prefer Windows Media Player for music and video playback on your Windows? At least I do. However, when you try to play iTunes movies with Windows Media Player, you will get the following notice:


Windows Media Player can't play iTunes movies directly. This is because movies you rented or purchased from iTunes Store are in DRM protected M4V format.

To play your iTunes purchased or rented movies with Windows Media Player, you need an iTunes DRM removal tool that allows you to remove iTunes DRM and convert iTunes M4V movies to DRM-free MP4 videos. Here I recommend Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter. Follow below steps and see how to convert iTunes purchased or rented M4V movies to MP4 on your Mac or Windows.

First, install and run iTunes Movie Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Here we will take Windows version as example. The interface is shown as below:

drm media converter interface

2. Add iTunes movies and TV shows

Click "Add Files" icon to select iTunes movies, TV shows or music videos you want to remove DRM from. All available DRM-protected M4V videos will be listed:

add m4v file

Select video files you want to import and click Add button. Click Add all button to import all DRM M4V videos.

after add m4v file

3. Click

to choose output audio tracks and subtitles.

Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter will preserve all original subtitles and audio tracks by default. Click the Gear button to uncheck the ones you don't want.

Output M4P file will be saved to Documents - Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter - Converted by default. You are free to select and preserve any one.

audio and subtitles

4. Start Conversion

After all the settings, click "Convert". Ondesoft DRM Media Converter begins to remove DRM from below m4v video files and convert m4v to mp4. When the conversion finished, locate the mp4 movies and play them with Windows Media Player on any Windows.

remove drm from iTunes movie

Besides Windows Media Player, you can play the output mp4 file with any video player or non-Apple devices, such as Android phones/tablets ( HTC 10 , Huawei P9 , Huawei P10 , Samsung Galaxy S8 , Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 , etc.), Windows phones/tablets, streaming devices ( Roku , Chromecast , Plex , Nexus Player , etc.), TV&consoles (Xbox One , Xbox 360 , PS3 , PS4 , Smart TV , etc.), etc.

Extra Tip: How to play Netflix movies/TV shows with Windows Media Player

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 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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