By Justin SabrinaUpdated on September 01, 2021
Are you familiar with Plex Media Server? If not, I suggest you try to understand this app. It is a popular media sharing, management and streaming solution for people who want to wirelessly transfer their media content to other devices, including iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Alexa, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 , Xbox 360, TiVo, Roku, Sonos, Kodi, and more. It supports a variety of file formats including MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG video files, MP3, WMA audio files. Yes, you may have discovered that there is no M4V format in the list. iTunes movies and TV shows can’t be transferred to Plex for playing, why?
“I’m new to Plex and I failed when I tried to sync the collected iTunes movies to Plex. Is there any way to play iTunes movies via Plex without problems?”
“I know I can't directly transfer iTunes files to Plex Media Server for streaming due to Apple's DRM proprietary technology. But I still want it to be possible to watch iTunes purchased movies on Plex. Can you help me?”
Almost every new Plex novice experiences failure when they transfer purchased or rented iTunes movies, TV shows to Plex Media Server for watching. When you download your favorite videos from the iTunes store, you will find that these files have a .m4v extension. What is an M4V file? M4V file is an MPEG-4 file developed by Apple for storing videos downloaded from Apple iTunes Store, such as TV episodes, music videos, and full-length movies. All M4V videos use FairPlay DRM copyright protection, so usually these videos can only be played through iTunes and Apple QuickTime player. This means that you cannot stream any movie or TV show from iTunes on Plex unless copyright protection is removed.
When it comes to watch iTunes movie with Plex, you need to remove iTunes DRM protection from iTunes purchased and rented movies.
UkeySoft M4V Converter is an excellent solution for quickly stripping DRM from iTunes movies and converting to MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc. for playback with Plex Media Server. It supports converting purchased and rented iTunes videos at 30x speed, maintaining lossless quality while retaining all ID tags and metadata. After getting the output MP4 file, you can easily import MP4 files into Plex Media Server for streaming. In addition, you can play purchased iTunes movies on any device with Plex app, such as Android phones, TV, Xbmc, Aamazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and more. Breaking the 48-hour limit on renting movies and keeping iTunes movies forever is also one of the best features of UkeySoft M4V Converter.
After conversion, you get DRM-free M4P video files, which are compatible with your Plex Media Server. You just import the MP4 video into Plex Media Player and you will get the same HD quality as the source video. You can play videos freely on devices with the Plex app installed.
Before export iTunes videos as MP4 files by UkeySoft M4V Converter, you need to download your purchased movies, TV shows or music videos to the iTunes library, after the download is complete, you will see that all downloaded videos come in M4V files. Then exit the iTunes application and launching UkeySoft M4V Converter.
Download, install and launch UkeySoft M4V Converter on PC or Mac, then iTunes will be launched automatically once you open the program, please click “Add” button to load all the downloaded M4V video files.
Before adding M4V videos, you need to purchase or rent videos from iTunes videos. Please select the videos and click "Add All" or “Add” button to add the selected videos to the program.
All selected M4V videos added to the program. If you want to change the output folder, please click on "Options" button on the menu bar to reset the output folder on the pop-up window. You can also skip this steps and start to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 directly.
Besides, if you want to select audio track and subtitle, then click on the setting button of each video, you can also skip this steps.
After completing the above simple settings, just click on "Convert" button start to convert iTunes videos to MP4. The conversion time mainly depends on the amount of the videos and video length.
The UkeySoft M4V Converter will help you unlock the DRM protection from iTunes purchased or rented movies during the conversion process, it will convert the iTunes videos at up to 30X faster converting speed, please wait patiently.
After the converting processing finish, you will get DRM-free iTunes videos with high quality, all videos exported and save onto the computer as MP4 format. Now, you can transfer those converted iTunes videos to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch & Apple TV, Android devices and any devices for offline watching without limitation.
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