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Gaidin43
Aug 15, 2013, 06:18 AM
I have been looking for solution to convert videos bought from iTunes so I an play them through media browser inside windows media player.

The only ones I seem to be able to find are paid programs. Also these programs don't seem to be too reputable either.

Anyone have any suggestions?



priitv8
Aug 15, 2013, 01:15 PM
The last time i checked, Windows MP was happily playing my m4v files from iTunes.
Your problem with purchased movies from iTunes lies in DRM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management), not in file/stream format.

Gaidin43
Aug 15, 2013, 01:49 PM
Ahhh. That would explain things. Is there a way I can strip the DRM through iTunes Match or some other program that would make it playable on WMP?

Anonymous Freak
Aug 15, 2013, 02:13 PM
Ahhh. That would explain things. Is there a way I can strip the DRM through iTunes Match or some other program that would make it playable on WMP?

Nope. (At least, not that can be discussed on this forum.)

Gaidin43
Aug 15, 2013, 02:15 PM
I thought it was OK if you owned the rights to remove DRM for free use across your devices? Also I thought that was the whole point of iTunes match?

priitv8
Aug 17, 2013, 11:09 AM
I thought it was OK if you owned the rights to remove DRM for free use across your devices? Also I thought that was the whole point of iTunes match?I don't think iTunes Match extends beyond music. And music has been DRM-free in iTunes for some years now (http://www.macworld.com/article/1138000/drm_faq.html).
iTunes Match for movies is still just a wishlist item:
When will iTunes match work with movies or tv shows not purchased from iTunes. (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4126874)

Julien
Aug 17, 2013, 12:21 PM
I thought it was OK if you owned the rights to remove DRM for free use across your devices? Also I thought that was the whole point of iTunes match?

Sure if you own the rights. However only the distributing studio's own the rights. You just own a viewing licenses copy.

It is a little ambiguous as to legality of removing DRM in the US.

Technically is a whole other ballgame. You would need software and don't know of any. It's not Apple that requires DRM but the film/TV industry.

alphaod
Aug 18, 2013, 11:08 AM
Legally you can a backup copy without DRM.

Legally you cannot remove DRM because that would require you to violate the DMCA.

Anonymous Freak
Aug 19, 2013, 12:11 AM
Legally you can a backup copy without DRM.

Legally you cannot remove DRM because that would require you to violate the DMCA.

Ain't US laws great?

alphaod put it as simply as it can be put. There are CERTAIN exemptions to "no illicit decryption" of the DMCA, but digitally-downloaded movies are not among them.