Q: "Why can't I see the TV show or movie I bought from iTunes in RealTimes?"
A: When you download a movie or TV show from the iTunes store, you will find that these videos can be only watched on Apple devices and players because of the Fairplay DRM protection. All iTunes purchased/rental movies and TV show episodes are copy protected by the DRM technology; Therefore, it will not show up in RealTimes.
However, other videos that are synced or downloaded to your device from iTunes--such as video podcasts, music videos and personal recordings will appear in the realtimes app. These videos can be viewed using realtimes but they cannot be uploaded or shared.
Comparing iTunes to Realplayer
As everyone knows, iTunes is one of the largest digital content store on the world. A digital media player is only a small part of iTunes today. Comparing iTunes to Realplayer, both applications are the same in many ways. Their primary purpose is of course, to play digital media, and they both do that well. RealPlayer does have a few tricks up its sleeve. The interfaces for both products are similar. They both show thumbnails of artist/album covers or title lists, artist, format, time, and other information. Both have the expected player controls, libraries, playlists and so on. Overall ease of use for the respective interfaces is comparable for the Windows versions. However, Realplayer supports more media formats than iTunes.
|Supported File Types||m4a, mp3, wma, ra, rv, rm, ram, mvb, wav, flv, 3gp, 3gp2, mp4, m4v, wmv, iv4, avi, MPEG-4, QCELP, EVRC||m4a, mp3, wav, mp4, m4v, MPEG-4, AIFF, AAC|
|Device Management||Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Other portable Device, Import Photos from device, Import Videos, Import Music, Copy music, video, and photos to devices, Sync music playlists||iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Import Photos from device, Copy music, video, and photos to devices, Sync music playlists|
|Content Acquisition||One Click Video Download, Audio CD ripping||Audio CD ripping, iTunes store|
|Content Management||Full media library, Automatic album art retrieval, Create and manage playlists, Trim videos (head/tail), Save still picture from videos, Convert audio and video for playback on over 100 major devices||Full media library, Automatic album art retrieval, Create and manage playlists|
|Disc Burning||Audio CD burning, Video CD burning||Audio CD burning|
|Social Media||Share links to downloaded videos on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Email||N/A|
How to View iTunes purchased/rental movies in Realtimes?
Considering the Fairplay DRM protection, it would be a little troublesome to view iTunes movies with Realtimes/Realplayer. We have to use some 3rd party software to remove the DRM protection at first, like TunesKit DRM Media Converter.
TunesKit DRM Media Converter (For Mac & For Windows) is a professional iTunes video DRM removal tool. With this smart tool, we can easily strip DRM protection from iTunes with few clicks and convert iTunes DRM M4V videos to unprotected MP4 format with zero lose quality.
1Add M4V Files from iTunes Library
Click "Add Files" button, then you can import iTunes movies from iTunes library directly. TunesKit also support dragging and dropping movies files directly.
2Start to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 for playing in Realtimes.
Click "Convert" button, then TunesKit will start to convert iTunes DRM M4V videos to unprotected MP4 with 100% original quality. After conversion finished, then click "Converted" tab, and you can find the converted file list.
3Play iTunes movies with Realplayer.
Run Realplayer on your computer, then open converted iTunes files with Realplayer. By playing iTunes movies with Realplayer, you will find that the original subtitles, audiotracks, resolution and AC 3 5.1 audio track are all retained well in the MP4 videos.
Besides playing these videos with Realplayer, we can also share the MP4 videos via Realplayer cloud.