In the past, you may have bought lots of videos from iTunes store and now you change to a PC and want to play iTunes videos on Windows Media Player. However, you find the purchased iTunes movies cannot play on WMP. What's the matter? Why cannot Windows Media Player play iTunes videos? In this article, you will learn why iTunes files cannot be played in Windows Media Player and how to make iTunes media playable in Windows Media Player.
1. iTunes purchased music (before 2009) and movies are usually protected by the DRM (Digital Rights Management), which attempts to control use of digital media by preventing access, copying or conversion by users to other formats or players. (Files with DRM restrictions are generally obtained from Subscription Services and must be updated periodically to have the License revalidated. Upon expiring, the files will prompt to "please sync to continue your music subscription" when selected on the MP3 player.)
2. iTunes music, video, movie are in unique formats that can't be recognized by Windows Media Player. As you might know, iTunes music is in AAC (DRM'ed .m4p and non-DRM .m4a) format, video and movie are in DRM-protected .m4v or .mov formats, while WMP plays .wma, .mp3 audio and .wmv, .avi ,.mp4 video.
Since iTunes music and movies are protected and the file formats are not supported by Windows Media Player, in order to play iTunes files in Windows Media Player, you will need to remove DRM from iTunes movies and music and convert iTunes to Windows Media Player compatible files with an all-in-one DRM removal and video converter. To make the work simple, you can get Aimersoft DRM remover and let it finish the task for you.
Free download iTunes to Windows Media Player converter:
After downloading, install and launch the DRM converter. The main interface of the software is as below. To make iTunes M4V compatible with Windows Media Player, you can first click Add to import the iTunes protected M4V video files to the program. Or you can just drag-and-drop them to the main window directly.
For video files, choose WMV as the output video format and for audio files, select MP3 as the output format. You can also click Setting to set the specific parameter if necessary. Then at the bottom label named Output path, choose a destination folder to save the converted files.
When finish the effect presetting, back to the main window and click the Start button lower-right positioned to convert iTunes video movie to Windows Media Player. Time of conversion varies according to the file size, generally a 15 Mb album costs 2-3 mins. After the conversion, you can click Find Target to locate the converted videos files and drag them to Windows Media Player for playback.
Here is a video tutorial on how to play iTunes music and video in Windows Media Player.
Free download iTunes to Windows Media Player converter:
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