FREE iTunes video converter that is windows media player compatible output format

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Gaidin43, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Gaidin43
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    I have been looking for à solution to convert videos î 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?
     
  2. priitv8
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    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, not in file/stream format.
     
  3. Gaidin43
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    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?
     
  4. Anonymous Freak
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    Nope. (At least, not that can be discussed on this forum.)
     
  5. Gaidin43
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  8. alphaod
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    Legally you can a backup copy without DRM.

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

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