What are VLC Player Video Formats?
Even though I like to buy and rent movies/TV shows in iTunes store, I really don't like the iTunes media player. It's not easy to use and have many limitations on media formats. Compare to iTunes Media Player, I prefer to use VLC media player in my daily digital life.
VLC media player is the most popular media player all over the world. It's open source and free. VLC media player is a cross-platform player which is powerful enough to play any video or audio files. Here below is the list of supported media and supported formats for VLC on Mac OS X.
Input Media: UDP/RTP Unicast, UDP/RTP Multicast, HTTP / FTP, MMS, TCP/RTP Unicast, File, DVD Video, Video CD / VCD, Audio CD (no DTS-CD), DVB (Satellite, Digital TV, Cable TV), MPEG encoder, Video acquisition
Input Formats: MPEG (ES,PS,TS,PVA,MP3), AVI, ASF / WMV / WMA, MP4 / MOV / 3GP, OGG / OGM / Annodex, Matroska (MKV), WAV (including DTS), Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52, Raw DV, FLAC, FLV (Flash), MXF, Nut, Standard MIDI / SMF, Creative™ Voice
People Can't Play iTunes Purchased/Rental Movies and TV Shows With VLC Player?
Yes. Generally speaking, we can't play the iTunes purchased or rented videos with VLC media player. Despite the M4V format is not listed in the above supported formats, the iTunes DRM attached in the iTunes videos allows us to play the iTunes movies/TV shows with Apple products only, like iTunes, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Apple TV etc. For people who like me don't like iTunes, how can we play our movies with VLC player?
Thanks to some smart software engineers, they know us, and develop some iTunes DRM removal software to fulfill our requirements, like TunesKit DRM Removal software. With TunesKit application, we can easily get rid off iTunes DRM and liberate all our iTunes videos.
Removing DRM From iTunes Videos for VLC Player
TunesKit for Mac is a smart but the most professional iTunes DRM removal software on the market. It easily cracks iTunes DRM using some specially technologies directly and convert iTunes M4V videos to lossless MP4 format. It's worth to mention that TunesKit can retain the high quality Dolby 5.1 channels, all subtitles and multi-language audio tracks during the DRM removing process. You never need to worry about any quality loss.
Note: To use TunesKit for Mac successfully, you have to run the Mac OS X 10.8 or later and installed the newest iTunes.
Play iTunes Movies/TV Shows in VLC Player with Subtitle & Audio Tracks Retained
" Can I get the same quality as playing the videos with iTunes Media Player? Can I change different subtitles and audio tracks if the source movies have?". Many people will ask like this. The answer is "Of course you can". That's the reason I highly recommended TunesKit for Mac to you. As I said above, TunesKit will remove DRM from iTunes videos losslessly, and keep the original resolution, audio track and subtitles if you get them in the source movie.
After removing DRM with TunesKit with two simple clicks, you will get a DRM free MP4 video. Just drag the video to VLC player, and start playing it. Then click "Audio" Menu - "Audio Track " to change different audio track, and click "Subtitle" menu - "Sub Track" to change different subtitles.
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