Play iTunes movies and TV shows on Galaxy S4

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Sven11, Sep 25, 2013.

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    Sven11

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    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)
     
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    Mx player will play anything.
     
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    gotluck

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    Yep there are others too but this is my fav.
     
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    Sven11

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    Doesn't work.
     
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    tbayrgs

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

    From my knowledge you are allowed to remove the DRM as long as it is for personal use.
     
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    Sven11

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    Hmm, I'd really like some help...
     
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    tbayrgs

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    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?
     
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    Sven11

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    They aren't like all (or almost all) of the movies and tv shows on iTunes.
     
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    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.
     
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    Sven11

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    Do you know a freeware converter?
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    MacRumors is hosted in US, right?
     
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    "only freeware"

    smh
     

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