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How to Play iTunes Music/Video in Windows Media Player

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.

Part 1. Why can't you play iTunes music/video 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.

Part 2. How to play iTunes music/video in Windows Media Player

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:

play iTunes video in Windows Media Player

1Add iTunes music and movies

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.

play itunes in windows media player

2Choose output format

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.

convert itunes to windows media player

3Start to convert iTunes music/video to Windows Media Player

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:

play iTunes video in Windows Media Player

Tips: If you're looking for a program which can accomplish all the tasks of removing DRM, ripping DVD, converting video & audio formats, burning DVD, creating cellphone ringtone, and syncing media files to Windows Media Player in one-stand way, check this all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate.

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Aimersoft Employee
Hi, Evan. That's the limitation of the trial version, once purchased, you can get rid of them. Just note that there aren't any functional differences between the trial version and the full one.
The trial version can only convert one minute of audio or video. Am i missing something?
Aimersoft Employee
Hi, Gable. With Aimersoft DRM Removal, you can legally bypass both the copyright protection from the music purchased both before and after 2009. Just download to have a try now!
Aimersoft Employee
Hello, Kyle. Aimersoft DRM Media Converter has been upgraded to a new version to fully compatible with Windows OS (including Windows 8). And in the new version, we have fix some bugs, which will brings you a brand new experience.
Do you need to remove DRM protection from recently purchased music, say from within the past few months? Or, does this only apply to music purchased before 2009?
I like how this software not only removes the DRM protection but converts to a usable file format that you can take on the go with your chosen device. That is truly useful.
I'm not interested in distributing this file for free online.  I just want to play the music I buy on any device I want without limitations.  I don't understand why that would be such a big deal.  If I paid my money, why can't I do that?  The DRM media converter solves my problem easily and helps me get my money's worth from movies and music; so now I can convert files to whatever format I want without having to worry about consequences.  Thanks again.
I keep getting this message when i install that software that it is an unsigned driver and Windows will not support any unsigned driver. Says to get it off the publishers website
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