VLC player is a free open source cross-platform video player, it supports to play almost all the videos like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3, CD, DVD, VCD and much more on different systems, including Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Unix, IOS and Android. It is perfect for users who want to watch videos on kinds of different devices.
However, iTunes video is an exception which is not supported by VLC. You will get stuck when trying to play iTunes M4V movies and TV shows on VLC player as they are all encrypted by the iTunes FairPlay digital rights management(DRM). Usually they are only playable on the specific iTunes or QuickTime player. If you just don't like this restriction, then you can find a way to unlock the FairPlay DRM protection from the iTunes videos.
Here I will walk you through the process on how convert iTunes videos so as to play on VLC player.
Part 1. Things Required to Convert iTunes M4V Videos to VLC
It is a breeze to convert iTunes DRM protected videos to common videos for VLC as long as you have the right tools or resources. Since the video converting job is mainly performed under computers, so in the first place you need to have a Windows or Mac computer. We'd recommend you to use a computer with Windows 7/8/10 or Mac 10.9/10.10/10.11 or above. Second, the most essential tool you need to have is a dedicated iTunes DRM video converter.
There are a variety of such DRM removal tools online vary from freeware such as Requiem to commercial software from third party developers. Before picking up a best tool which fits you well, you need to learn the the fact that it may take a long time to get a free software to work and you are more likely to encounter technical problem on a freeware. A commercial software may cost you some money but it can help you get the job done quickly.
DRmare M4V to VLC Video Converter is such a commercial software which features removing DRM, converting videos to multiple formats and devices, selecting subtitles and audio tracks and much more. It works with high performance like lossless quality and 30X faster speed. You are highly recommended to download it to have a try. Lastly, to convert the videos quickly without any problems, you need to make sure the videos are downloaded completely and authorized to play on the local computers.
DRmare M4V to VLC Video Converter
Remove DRM from iTunes purchased and rental videos and TV shows
Convert M4V videos to various formats which are compatible with VLC
Support to convert videos losslessly in a 30X faster speed
DRmare software is very robust and stable, also 24/7 support is available
Part 2. Quick Tips to Convert iTunes DRM Videos for VLC Player
DRmare M4V to VLC Video Converter is powerful yet easy enough for everyone to use regardless of their computer skill level. In addition, DRmare developers have added some customization settings options on the software such as interface language selecting which makes it even easier. There are mainly 3 steps involved with the converting process, please refer to the following steps to convert the iTunes videos.
Step 1Import the downloaded iTunes movies
For the downloaded iTunes DRM videos which are on the iTunes, you can simply drag & drop them to DRmare M4V Converter main screen. This is the most intuitive way to do that if you have only a few files. Else if you have couples of movies, TV shows or Extras you want to convert, it is better to click the 'Add Files' button at the bottom right to check and select the video files carefully.
Step 2Define the video profile for VLC player
As we have already knew the VLC supports a lot of formats like ASF, AVI, DV, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MPEG, VOB, WMV and much more, so you can usually select any format you want from the software. But if you want to convert losslessly and fast, you'd better choose MP4(Lossless) or M4V(Lossless).
Step 3Output iTunes M4V videos for VLC player
After making sure everything is ready, you can slightly press the conversion button at the bottom right. DRmare iTunes M4V to VLC Converter will remove DRM and convert the videos to the new format you selected simultaneously. The process is done automatically, so all you need to do is just wait a few minutes. Finally, you can transfer the converted videos to play on your VLC players either from computers or mobile devices.
Part 3. In Summary
All things considered, it is great to convert iTunes videos for VLC player. You will be able to enjoy the iTunes videos better after removing DRM. Specifically you can play iTunes videos across different platforms and choose the right subtitles or audio channels etc. and a lot of other playback settings when playing iTunes videos. Thanks to the great DRmare M4V to VLC Video Converter, now you can get rid of DRM protection from iTunes DRM videos effortlessly and quickly. If you still haven't done that before, you can download the free trial version to have a try. The trial version is functionally the same as the paid version except there is a length limitation on the output videos.