I would like to purchase a digital media device to play via USB, my movies that I have purchased from iTunes store. They have a ViewSonic dmp for <$90 that outputs HDMI, and input files are MP 1-4, H.264 and a few other codecs. This player reads from a NTFS or Fat16 formatted HD, which I don’t see a problem there. My question is: Can I play iTunes movies using a non-Apple media device? Asked by Donald Palmer at Apple Support Communities.
If you search on Google, you will find many similar questions: How can I play iTunes movies on my android phone? How to watch iTunes TV shows on my Smart TV? How can I get my iTunes rented movie onto another computer? Obviously, iTunes brings a lot of joy, at the same time it also bring inconvenience to users.
Things you should know about iTunes video purchases & rentals
Videos purchased from the iTunes Store have FairPlay digital rights management embedded in the files and are in a format that can be readily synced to a video-capable mobile device, such as Apple TV, or on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. A single device can contain purchased content from up to five accounts; iTunes will not allow you to add data from a sixth account.
If you rented the movie on your iOS device or Apple TV, you can’t move it to any other device. If you don’t start watching a movie within 30 days, you must rent it again. Movies you rent disappear from your iTunes library when the rental period ends.
Simplest Way to Convert iTunes media files supported on non-apple devices
M4V Converter Plus is widely recognized as one of the best iTunes videos purchases & rentals converting tool on the market. To solve all the problems above, you can’t miss it.
It is special designed to help users to remove FairPlay digital rights management from iTunes videos and convert M4V to almost popular plain video formats, including MOV, MP4, AVI, FLV, 3GP, etc. If necessary, you can also extract audio files from iTunes videos to save as WAV, AIFF, MP3, M4A and so on.
Tutorial: How to Play iTunes movies on a non-Apple device via USB Flash Drive
Tip: M4V Converter Plus has Mac and Windows versions, you can download either as your requirement. Here we use Windows 7 as an example.
Step 1. Launch M4V Converter Plus and iTunes will be opened automatically with it. Click “Add Movies” button to import the iTunes files you want to add.
Step 2. Here you can click “Convert to” profile drop-down list to select the appropriate output format for your non-apple devices.
Step 3. Hit “Convert” button and the smart M4V Converter will do the rest for you!
Transfer the converted files via USB Flash Drive
- From your computer, find the converted videos you want to copy. The default save folder you can find by clicking Option button.
- Connect your device to your computer with the micro-USB cable that came with your device.For Mac customers, you will need to install the free Android Fire Transfer app to complete USB transfers.
Windows: Your device will appear in the Computer or My Computer folder.
Mac: Your device will appear on the desktop.
- Open your device folder, and then you can drag the converted files you want to transfer into the applicable folder:
- Disconnect your device from your computer. Now you can find the converted content on your devices.
Now you can play your iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos on your non-device at will.