"Can you watch iTunes movies offline?" For this issue, many users complained that they can't play iTunes movies offline. They can't enjoy iTunes films offline in airplane mode or without an internet connection. In fact, besides that, there are other places where we can't get access to the WiFi or else. So, what if you want to watch purchased iTunes movies offline?
No worry. To help you out, here we will show some tips for you on watching iTunes movies offline. Just check the detail below and learn how to do that.
Part 1. How to Watch iTunes Movies Offline - Best Solution
To watch iTunes movies offline, we need to know that iTunes movies have a time limitation. And the videos can't be played outside iTunes, which is not convenient. To fix this issue, here we'd recommend you to remove DRM copy-protection first. Then you can play iTunes movies and keep iTunes movies forever.
In this part, we'd suggest you use a professional DRM cracker to unlock iTunes movies. DRmare M4V Converter is the right tool for you. Its interface is very intuitive. And it takes only a few clicks to get rid of DRM protection of all your iTunes movies. And then it can convert iTunes to MP4, MOV, WMV, or other common formats for playing offline.
It integrates the parallel video converting and acceleration technology to batch convert iTunes purchases and rentals at an up to 30X faster speed. During the converting process, the source videos won't be touched but extracted to keep the lossless quality including Dolby 5.1 AC 3 audio tracks, subtitles.
How to Convert iTunes Movies to Local Video Files for Playing Offline
Here let's see how to use DRmare M4V Converter to convert iTunes movies as local files for use offline.
- Download and install the DRmare M4V Converter on your computer from DRmare website. Then open it.
- Click on the 'add files' button to load the downloaded iTunes videos into DRmare program.
- Touch on the 'audio format' icon to start to set the output video parameters for iTunes movies.
- Press on the 'Convert' button to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert them.
- Hit on the 'converted' icon to check the converted iTunes movies on your computer.
To see how to download and watch iTunes movies offline, you can check the video below.
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4. Support to edit effects, watermark, etc. for video files.
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Part 2. How to Watch iTunes Movies Offline by Renting
For any common videos, you can play them offline once you download them to your devices. But this is not the case for iTunes rentals and purchases. That is because they are locked with the FairPlay digital rights management protection. It is much harder to do that for iTunes film, but it's not impossible. Just follow the quick steps below to see how to rent and watch iTunes movies offline.
How to Rent iTunes Movies for Watching Offline
On iOS Devices or Computer
Step 1. Launch the latest version of iTunes program on your computer or the iTunes Store app on your iOS devices.
Step 2. Log in to your iTunes account with your Apple ID.
Step 3. Click on 'Movie' icon to find the movies you'd like to rent and choose it.
Step 4. Hit on 'Rent' and 'Download' buttons to download iTunes movies rental to your device. Please make sure that you had downloaded the video completely if you want to watch it offline.
Step 5. Go to the Apple TV app on your iOS devices. Or head to the iTunes app on your computer to find the iTunes rentals at the Library section under Rentals.
Please note that the movies you rented from iTunes on your iOS devices can only be watched on that iOS device or AirPlay it to your Apple TV.
Via Apple TV
Step 1. Open your iTunes Store from the main Apple TV menu.
Step 2. Browse the movies and find the movies you like to rent.
Step 3. Select one movie and click on 'Rent'. Then you are asked to enter your iTunes account.
How to Watch iTunes Movies Offline
Step 1. Launch iTunes and log in with the iTunes account and password.
Step 2. Go to the 'Movies' or 'TV Shows' section to authorize and download the iTunes rental or purchased videos to your local computers. If you are using iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, the files will show on the Videos app after downloading.
Step 3. Initialize the playback with an internet connection. Just double-click the movie you want to start to play and then pause it. Once you have started playing the movie, an internet connection is not required.
Step 4. Please keep your devices on and don't close the iTunes or Videos app. When you are in a fight, you can click the playback button to continue to enjoy the iTunes film.
Note: You can only initialize one movie on a device. For an iTunes rental, after initializing the playback, you have only 48 hours to finish watching. If unfortunately, you close the player by accident, you won't be able to initialize it again offline.
Part 3. How to Watch iTunes Movies Offline by Recording
Another method to solve the problem of 'Can You Watch iTunes Movies Offline' is to record them in real time. You can do that by using useful video recorders.
1. Game Bar
On a Windows PC, you can use the free Game Bar. It is designed to record video games. But you can use it to record iTunes videos as well.
#1. Press the Windows + G keys. Then a popup will appear asking if you would like to open Game Bar.
#2. Choose 'Yes' and click the red 'Recording' button to start.
#3. Tap the red button again to stop. The videos will be saved to the 'Video Captures' folder on the computer for offline playback.
2. QuickTime Player
If you are using a Mac, you can use the built-in QuickTime player.
#1. Lunch QuickTime to play iTunes movie.
#2. Click the top 'File' menu and choose 'New Screen Recording'.
#3. Hit the recording button to stop and save the movie to the Finder on your Mac. You might import it into iMovie for some post-processing.
1. It is totally free and easy to use.
1. It is time-consuming, takes real time.
2. Sometimes the output video quality is not satisfactory with noise.
Part 4. Summary & Suggestion
From this post, you had learned how to watch iTunes movies offline in several ways. Next time, when people ask you 'if I rent a movie on iTunes can I watch it offline?', you can answer them. In brief, you can authorize and initialize the iTunes movies to play offline. But you have to keep the player open and your devices on. And you may end up failing to play iTunes movie if any errors occurred to the player.
Another way is to strip the DRM protection either by using a powerful DRM video decrypter or using a free recorder. Between a free recorder and a powerful DRM video converter, we'd recommend using the DRmare M4V Converter. It helps a lot if you do have multiple videos to convert time from time. And with it, you can get lossless video quality of iTunes movies. And then you can move iTunes movies to any device you want to play.