This is simply the movie industry’s sugar coat Digital Rights Management(DRM). Apple uses the M4V files to encode TV episodes, movies, and music videos in the iTunes Store. The copyright of M4V files may be protected by using Apple’s FairPlay DRM copyright protection. To play a protected M4V file, the device or computer needs to be authorized (using iTunes) with the account that was used to purchase the video. Unfortunately, the Android devices have not get a license to play DRM contents, which means iTunes m4v files will not even play on an Android tablet or smartphone.
What if any iTunes movies work on Android Devices
To bring the protected iTunes m4v movies to Android Tablet/Smartphone for enjoying with ease, you’ll need to get rid of DRM restriction and convert iTunes m4v to an Android friendly format (e.g. H.264 MP4). There are many programs out there that allow you to make free iTunes movies out of DRM-protected contents. If you’re looking for ease of use and interested in doing likwise, check out Pavtube’s ChewTune, a top Mac iTunes Movie DRM Decoder which is able to handle iTunes DRM-protected videos, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copy DRM-restricted movies, and Windows Media DRM contents for all popular Android-based Tablets and smartphones.
I’ve had success using ChewTune to transfer iTunes movies to a format playable by my Asus Transformer Prime TF201 and Samsung Galaxy S3. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the original m4v movies themselves.
Downloading the App (available for Windows or for Mac users).
How to Put and Play iTunes movies on Your Android Device
- Download and run the iTunes m4v Converter on your Mac, type in password of your Mac account as it require, then import your your iTunes files (movies or TV shows) to program.
NOTE: If you’re running Mac OS X Lion, you will need to set iTunes to 32bit.
- Click “Format” and select an output profile for your Android device. Most Android tablets support DivX, MPEG-4, Xvid, H.263, and H.264 codec. Here I suggest you choose “Common Video >> H.264 Video (*.mp4)”, because H.264 .mp4 video play well on all the Android tablet/phone.
- Start the DRM removal process and converting iTunes movies to your Android device.
The DRM removal software also provides optimal profiles for all popular multimedia devices, you can easily find them in “Samsung” and “Android” category and directly create files compatible with your Nook Tablet, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab, HTC One X, Asus Transformer (TF101, TF201, TF300, TF700), Acer Iconia Tablets, Sony Tablet S, Galaxy S3, PlayBook, HP TouchPad and more.
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