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How to Convert iTunes M4V Video for Playing in VLC Media Player

I really like the VLC Media Player. But when i dragged my iTunes M4V video files to it, it doesn't work. Does VLC Media Player support iTunes M4V? How can i play iTunes M4V with VLC successfully?

Above is one of the common questions you can see from the movie forum. Actually, VLC media player is a free and open-source media player and streaming media server on which you can directly play almost all kinds of videos on Windows and Mac. Besides, it can act as a home media server which allows you share and play your media contents on the devices that are connected to your home network.

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VLC media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream over computer network and to transcode multimedia files. However, the videos in M4V format which are downloaded from iTunes Store is not supported by VLC media player. As is known to us, the movies that are purchased or rented from iTunes have DRM protection. They are not allowed to be freely transferred or copied to other media players for playback.

So, it is impossible to directly play iTunes M4V videos on VLC media player. But there is a simple way for you to enjoy iTunes movies via VLC media player – record and convert iTunes M4V to other non-protected video formats for VLC media player.

NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus is a professional iTunes M4V video converter which can help you record and convert iTunes movies and TV shows losslessly to various video formats with 30X faster speed. NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus can also enable you keep iTunes rentals forever!

The following is an tutorial on how to convert purchased or rented iTunes movies/TV shows to VLC using NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus for Mac. Please download the program on your Mac or Windows PC first before getting started.

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How to Convert iTunes M4V for Playing on VLC Media Player

Step 1: Import iTunes Videos

The first thing you need to do is to import the videos you have downloaded from iTunes Store to the program. Click the "Add Movies" button on the upper left and choose the video you need to convert in the pop up dialogue box.

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Step 2: Customize Output Settings

The added video will show up on the main panel after adding. You can select output format by activating the dropdown list on the left-bottom corner. There are plenty of output formats available to choose, you can set output format for each video respectively according to your need.

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Step 3: Start Conversion

Now you can press the "Convert" button to start converting M4V iTunes movies to MP4 or other common video formats. After the conversion, all the iTuned video will be DRM-free files, you can play them on VLC Media Player!

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