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Sven11
Sep 25, 2013, 09:20 AM
My Galaxy S4 doesn't play iTunes movies and TV shows. Is there a media player which can play them? Or do I have to convert them to another format? Is there a freeware converter? It should work with my Mac. (I have Bootcamp installed, but I prefer a Mac version, but Windows is also OK if necessary)



Fanaticalism
Sep 25, 2013, 11:01 AM
My Galaxy S4 doesn't play iTunes movies and TV shows. Is there a media player which can play them? Or do I have to convert them to another format? Is there a freeware converter? It should work with my Mac. (I have Bootcamp installed, but I prefer a Mac version, but Windows is also OK if necessary)

Mx player will play anything.

gotluck
Sep 25, 2013, 11:14 AM
Mx player will play anything.

Yep there are others too but this is my fav.

Sven11
Sep 25, 2013, 11:57 AM
Mx player will play anything.

Doesn't work.

tbayrgs
Sep 25, 2013, 12:30 PM
You cannot play iTunes purchased video on anything other than Apple devices or via iTunes on a PC due to the DRM.

Fanaticalism
Sep 25, 2013, 12:30 PM
Hmm... What are you using to transfer the files? I have iSyncr and never ran into any problems playing the files back with MX Player/Poweramp.

Tones2
Sep 25, 2013, 12:48 PM
You cannot play iTunes purchased video on anything other than Apple devices or via iTunes on a PC due to the DRM.

What he said. Almost all iTunes videos are COPY PROTECTED. You cannoy play them on ANY device other than your own registered iOS device. Music files are NOT copy protected to you can play those on anything.

Tony

Sven11
Sep 25, 2013, 02:24 PM
Hmm... What are you using to transfer the files? I have iSyncr and never ran into any problems playing the files back with MX Player/Poweramp.

Copy/Paste to SD card.

You cannot play iTunes purchased video on anything other than Apple devices or via iTunes on a PC due to the DRM.

From my knowledge you are allowed to remove the DRM as long as it is for personal use.

Sven11
Sep 26, 2013, 08:19 AM
Hmm, I'd really like some help...

tbayrgs
Sep 26, 2013, 09:40 AM
Hmm, I'd really like some help...

Tried to play them in another player outside of iTunes/QuickTime on your computer to confirm they are in fact DRM free? Any chance whatever process you used to remove it actually corrupted the file?

Sven11
Sep 26, 2013, 09:52 AM
to confirm they are in fact DRM free?

They aren't like all (or almost all) of the movies and tv shows on iTunes.

lazard
Sep 26, 2013, 10:05 AM
like many have already mentioned, movies and shows from iTunes are all DRM'ed by Apple. You will have to use a media converter software to remove the DRM.

Sven11
Sep 26, 2013, 10:06 AM
like many have already mentioned, movies and shows from iTunes are all DRM'ed by Apple. You will have to use a media converter software to remove the DRM.

Do you know a freeware converter?

lazard
Sep 26, 2013, 10:19 AM
Do you know a freeware converter?

I don't use freeware, but this seems to be popular (over 17M downloads).

http://download.cnet.com/Any-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-10661456.html?tag=dropDownForm;productListing;top

Sven11
Sep 26, 2013, 10:39 AM
I don't use freeware, but this seems to be popular (over 17M downloads).

http://download.cnet.com/Any-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-10661456.html?tag=dropDownForm;productListing;top

Doesn't work.

Tones2
Sep 26, 2013, 10:46 AM
Note that it is not LEGAL and against the Terms of Use of the iTunes store movie purchases to remove the DRM copy protection from an Apple purchased file, even for personal use - in the USA at least.

Sven11
Sep 26, 2013, 11:08 AM
I think it somehow sucks that iTunes media (with DRM) plays on a lot of platforms, from iOS to Mac and even Windows. Why not Android?

I mean there are far more Android devices out there than iOS devices.

How do I play these videos anyway?

Tones2
Sep 26, 2013, 11:12 AM
I think it somehow sucks that iTunes media (with DRM) plays on a lot of platforms, from iOS to Mac and even Windows. Why not Android?

I mean there are far more Android devices out there than iOS devices.

How do I play them anyway?

The ONLY way to play them on Android is to first remove the DRM. Removing the DRM however is illegal in the USA. So there is no way to LEGALLY play them on Android. If you want to illegally get rid of the DRM, then you should just do a google search for DRM removal tools - there are plenty of them. However, I am NOT condoning doing that.

Sven11
Sep 26, 2013, 11:24 AM
Removing the DRM however is illegal in the USA.

MacRumors is hosted in US, right?

walie
Sep 27, 2013, 07:37 PM
"only freeware"

smh