DRmare M4V Converter

An all-in-one M4V video converter to convert M4V videos and common videos

  • Convert M4V videos and other video files to plain video formats
  • Preserve original video quality, subtitles and so on
  • Support to edit the video files before converting
  • Play video files on any device and media player with ease

How to Play iTunes Movies on Plex [2024 Updated]

“Can Plex play iTunes movies?" If you have videos from multiple locations, sometimes you may find that it is hard to access and play the videos. That's because usually you have to transfer them first before you can play them. But now, you don't need to worry that any more. With a dedicated media managing and streaming software, like Plex, you can get access to all kinds of media files. You can get them from computers, NAS, online cloud and Wi-Fi routers and play them on any devices.

Yet, Plex doesn't support iTunes digital media files such as the videos, music and so on. So, how to play iTunes movies on Plex? Please continue to go through the post and we will show you the reason and solution on how to add iTunes movies to Plex for watching.

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Part 1. Why We Can't Play iTunes Movies on Plex

Plex is powerful and it can support nearly all kinds of local media files, like MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3, and more. Yet, it can't access to iTunes videos. The reason is that iTunes videos are M4V files and locked by the digital rights managements. Apple don't want their digital media files to be copied or shared out of their own ecosystem. Thus, you can't add movies from iTunes to Plex for playback directly.

With this right protection, even for the Apple devices, you are required to authorize the videos before you can play, let alone other non-Apple devices. In addition, there is not a sign that when this protection would be changed or removed by Apple itself. So, the videos are likely to be locked with the decryption in the foreseeable time. In this case, is there any way to help play movies from iTunes on Plex? Yes, please move on and check the solution below.

Part 2. How to Convert iTunes Movies for Plex with DRmare iTunes M4V Converter

From the above, you know why you can't get iTunes movies on Plex. If you want to stream iTunes to Plex for offline playback, removing the right protection from iTunes videos is necessary. This only requires you to find a third-party tool. To help you through, here we would like to recommend a professional iTunes video converter for you.

DRmare iTunes M4V Video Converter is a powerful tool that can help you. It can convert iTunes videos to plain video formats or Plex-compatible formats in a few clicks. Similar to converting other videos, you can accomplish the goal within 3 steps too. You can set the output formats and edit the iTunes movies before converting according to your needs. After converting, you can get local iTunes video files on your computer. And then you can transfer converted iTunes movies to Plex for offline watching.

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DRmare M4V to Plex Video Converter

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  • Remove restriction from iTunes purchased and rental movies easily
  • Convert M4V videos to various video and audio formats
  • Support to convert iTunes videos for Plex losslessly in a faster speed
  • Clean and secure installation package, allow to download for free trial

Now, let's see how to use DRmare iTunes Video Converter to get plain iTunes movies. Please download and install the tool on your computer first. Just click on the "Download" button above to complete the installation. Then you could follow the guidance below to start to convert iTunes M4V videos to Plex-supported video files.

Step 1Add iTunes videos to DRmare M4V Converter
load itunes m4v movies to drmare program
Launch DRmare program and drag & drop the iTunes video files to import them to the main interface of DRmare software. Or you can press the 'Add Files' icon at the bottom left and choose your files precisely.
Step 2Set the output format for Plex iTunes movies
change output format for itunes movies on plex
Plex supports a lot of formats such as MPEG4, H264, ASF, MKV, WebM, MOV, WMV, MP4, AVI, and more. So, you can select different formats which fits your destination playback device best. In general, it is better to choose the web formats such as WebM if the internet speed is low. For Windows Plex app offline playing, you can choose AVI. If you want to play across all kinds of devices, converting iTunes M4V to MP4 is highly recommended. Besides, you can edit your video before converting. Just click on the 'edit' icon next to the video title to make it.
Step 3Apply the settings to convert iTunes videos for Plex
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Click on the 'Convert' button at the bottom right of DRmare main interface to start to convert iTunes movies. When it is done, you will get all the converted iTunes videos on your computer. You could hit on the 'Converted' button to locate and check the files on your computer.

Part 3. How to Play iTunes Movies on Plex Media Server

At last, you can start to sync iTunes videos to Plex Media Server and play them on other devices via the Plex app. Here please check the detailed steps on how to make it.

Step 1. Download & install the Plex Media Server on your computer.

Step 2. Log in to your Plex account or sign up for a new one if it's your first time using it.

log in to plex media server

Step 3. Click on 'Settings' to open the setting section.

Step 4. Pick up 'Libraries' under the 'Manage' section at the left side on the screen.

add library on plex

Step 5. Touch the 'Add Library' button at the top right on the screen.

Step 6. Choose the 'Movies' option and give it a name as well as choose the language you like. Then hit on the 'Next' button.

add movies folder on plex

Step 7. Hit on the 'Browse for Media Folder' button to pick up the folder where you saved local iTunes movies.

locate media folder on plex

Step 8. After then, click on the 'Add' button to transfer iTunes video files to Plex. Then hit on 'Add Library' to complete the job.

add itunes movies to plex media server

At last, you can find iTunes local videos from 'Add Libraries' and then start to play iTunes movies on Plex.

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Note: The features are limited under a free Plex account, you can only stream the videos via Plex app on limited devices like casting the videos on Smart TV and more. It doesn't have the feature to stream videos on the Windows, Android iOS Plex App.

If you want to play videos on all kinds of devices, then you have to subscribe to the premium subscription (Plex Pass) or pay a one-time fee to activate the Plex App. It is only $4.99/month or $39.99/year or $119.99 for a lifetime. With a Premium membership, you can even access to a lot of extra features like automatic photo-tagging, live TV, Plex DVR, mobile sync, cloud Sync and a lot more.

Video Tutorial: How to Stream iTunes Movies to Plex

Part 4. FAQs about iTunes Movies on Plex

Q1. What's the Difference between Plex Media Server and Plex Media Player?

A1. Plex is a client-server media player system which comprised of two parts Plex Media Server and Plex Media Player.

Plex Media Server is a media managing software. It can be downloaded on computers like Windows, macOS, Linux, NAS, WiFi routers or just runs on Plex cloud. By settings up the server, it can add the videos from your library and make them accessible by other devices within the same Plex account.

Plex Media Player is also known as the Plex App. It supports Android, Windows, iOS phones, Sonos, Chromecast, and more. And it can help you play the local media file under a free account and stream the videos which you have added to the Plex Media Server under a premium subscription membership.

Q2. What Video Formats Do Plex Support?

A2. Plex can support MP4 and H.264 video formats. So, please make sure that you have the right video format before playing them on Plex.

Q3. Can You Play iTunes Videos on Plex?

A3. Yes. You can make it with the help of DRmare M4V Converter. With this tool, you can convert iTunes movies to Plex-supported audio files. Then you can stream movies from iTunes to Plex with ease. Also, you can move and watch iTunes movies and TV shows offline on other devices.

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