VLC media player is one of the most popular media players for both Mac and Windows. It is able to play multiple video formats with no problem. However, the iTunes M4V video format is an exception. You may be used to play videos via VLC, but it refused to play the iTunes videos when you try to directly play the videos from iTunes library.
Why? The M4V movies and TV shows bought from iTunes Store are protected by Apple'FairPlay, and they can't be played on non-Apple devices or video players.
So how? If you prefer to play the videos in iTunes store with VLC, you need to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos first, and then add the files to VLC for playback.
The necessary tool:DRM Removal Tool for Mac or for Windows
For Mac users: Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12; iTunes 10 or above
For Windows users: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32 bit & 64 bit)
Mac or Windows computer;
Step 1: Add ITunes M4V Videos to DRM Media Converter
Install and launch the iTunes DRM Media Converter on Mac, click "Add Files" button on the top of the program or drag media files to the program to import the iTunes movies or TV shows you want to convert.
One thing I like this DRM removal is that it could directly find the iTunes library, so it is very easy and simple to find and choose the iTunes videos.
Tips: make sure that the video can be smoothly played on iTunes before converting. Otherwise, the conversion would fail.
Step 2: Start Converting ITunes M4V Videos for VLC Playack
Click button "Convert" on the bottom right to start conversion from iTunes M4V to VLC supported MP4 videos.
This iTunes DRM removal could keep the original iTunes video subtitles and audio tracks after conversion. Thus, you have the choice to choose the language you prefer to play the converted video with VLC.
1. Its conversion speed is pretty fast. A 2-hour movie could be converted completely within 15 minutes.
2. A amazing feature is that it contains all original subtitles and audio track after conversion.
Tips: the trial version only converts the first five minutes of each iTunes videos. By checking the audio/video quality of the converted file, it is a great deal to purchase the full version. (include 30 days money back guarantee.)
Step 3: Find the Converted MP4 Video
When the conversion is finished, you can find the converted files by clicking the "Converted" button on the top. Or you can click "Open" button on the bottom to go to the destination folder of the converted files immediately.
Step 4: Play Converted MP4 Video Via VLC
Now, just choose your converted MP4 videos from iTunes and open them with VLC video player. That's it!