iTunes movie file format

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  1. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

    AcesHigh87

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    I've never really bothered to buy movies on iTunes but have been having trouble finding Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" which I noticed the store has. My question though, is will I only be able to watch it in iTunes?

    I normally use Quicktime to watch movies or I put them on a flash drive and play on my PS3 but I don't know what file format you get from an iTunes movie. Does it come as a ".mov"or something that will only play in iTunes?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can convert any file type to just about any other file type.
     
  3. AcesHigh87 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AcesHigh87

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    I know but sometimes file types like I suspect this uses cannot be converted with free software. Not really worth buying the film off iiTunes if I need to buy a converter as well.

    Also, could someone more this to the iTunes section? I somehow missed it when I was looking for where to post.
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    iTunes movie purchases have .m4v file extensions and use a protected AAC video codec. To my understanding this is only playable in iTunes, QuickTime, or an Apple device like an iPod, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad. I cannot speak to converting the file to another format, or whether that is even possible as I have not tried.
     

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