How to Play iTunes M4v Videos on Vlc Player?

VLC media player is one of the best applications used for Windows and Mac OS X. Apart from enjoying music, you can use the player to watch your all time favorite movies. However, the media player doesn’t support videos in the iTunes M4V format. You are bound to face issues because the M4V movies are protected by Apple FairPlay. So, the best possible way is to remove the DRM first and then play it by adding the files.

Before you move on with the procedure, make sure that the system is running on Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8. As for Mac, the version of the operating system should be 10.8 or above. Having said that, the version of iTunes should not be lower than 11.

So, after checking the system thoroughly, here are the steps you need to follow.

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Step 1: Once you have installed and launched the iTunes DRM media convertor, you should go to ‘Add’ and select the ‘Add Files’ button. This step would help in importing the relevant music files which you wish to convert.

DRM media convertor

NOTE: Before you proceed with the conversion, ensure that there are no interruptions when the file is been played by using an application.

Step 2: Click ‘Convert Now’ to start the conversion. This option is clearly visible at bottom towards the right-hand side of the window. As you select the preferred language, you have a choice of keeping the subtitles just as they are. Always use a paid version because the trial version converts the video that runs for the first five minutes.


Step 3: Next, you must locate the converted file on the disk. Click ‘History’ followed by the option, ‘Open Output Folder’. Alternatively, you can very well find the file by clicking on the search button.


Step 4: Finally, once you are done with the foregoing steps, you need to select the converted files from iTunes and open them in the VLC media player.

iTunes and open them in the VLC media player

In case you need to remove DRM completely from the iTunes file, then you can perform the task by using TunesKit. Later, you can simply drag and drop the video in VLC and start playing the visual content.

If you need to change the subtitles to a suitable language, then you should select ‘Video’ from the menu. Once the drop-down menu is visible on the computer screen, you should go to ‘Subtitles Track’ and then select the language of your choice.

Hope by now that you have learnt how to play iTunes in VLC. Feel free to share the article with your siblings or friends, so that they could also enjoy the movies.


Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.