How to Play iTunes Movies on MPlayer

Posted by Fatima Cook on May 7,2019 4:15 PM
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A Brief on MPlayer

Recently released its 1.4 version on April 18, MPlayer, the classic open source media player, was first come out in the year of 2000. With a reputation for the availability on many systems, MPlayer can do more than just run on Mac and Windows, it can also run on Linux. In fact, the versions for OS/2 can even amazingly support Syllable, Amiga OS, and AROS Research Operating System.

Other than Totem and VLC, MPlayer could be the best media player for Linux. Hungarian Árpád Gereöffy, embarked on the development of MPlayer because he cannot find any satisfactory video player for Linux. MPlayer was initially designed for Linux users, but then it becomes compatible with other commonly used operating systems. With it expanding the range of supported file formats, more and more users show special preference to it.

Tool You Need to Watch iTunes Movies on MPlayer

Here we will list the file formats MPlayer supports.

Physical Media: CDs, DVDs, Video CDs, Blu-ray discs

Container Formats: 3GP, AVI, ASF, FLV, Matroska, MOV (QuickTime), MP4, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia, Bink

Video Formats: Cinepak, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo, Sorenson, Theora, WMV, Bink

Audio Formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, FLAC, Intel Music Coder, Monkey's Audio, MP3, Musepack, RealAudio, Shorten, Speex, Vorbis, WMA, Bink

Subtitle Formats: AQTitle, ASS/SSA, CC, JACOsub, MicroDVD, MPsub, OGM, PJS, RT, Sami, SRT, SubViewer, VOBsub, VPlayer

Image Formats: BMP, JPEG, MNG, PCX, PTX, TGA, TIFF, SGI, Sun Raster

If you are a regular MPlayer user and you want to watch iTunes movies on MPlayer, then congratulations, you won't be bothered to convert the M4V format to another format because good news here is that MPlayer can play M4V files, which is a MPEG-4 file you can often find in the TV episodes, music videos, and full-length movies from iTunes Store. However, the bad news is that iTunes movies are not just simple M4V files but copy-protected DRM-ed M4V files. So, the only thing you still need to do is to remove the DRM protection from the M4V videos. TunesKit M4V Converter will help you with that.

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How to Play iTunes Movies on MPlayer

Next, you are about to learn how to stream iTunes movies to MPlayer.

Step 1. Import iTunes Movies to TunesKit Interface

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First, Download TunesKit DRM Media Converter from the link above and install it on your PC. Make sure that iTunes is well-installed in your computer. Then launch TunesKit and iTunes will be launched automatically. You can see on the top center of the surface, there are 3 buttons: "Library" is to import DRM-ed files, "Add Files" is to add non-DRM files, "Converted" is to store the converted files. Here we should click "Library" to import movie from iTunes. From the pop-up window, choose the videos and click the "OK" to load them into TunesKit. Directly drag the iTunes movie from the iTunes Media Folder to the converter will be the same.

Step 2. Adjust Output Format and Parameters

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After the video is successfully loaded to the converter, you can click on "Format" panel to select the output device, video quality, video, and audio format. Since MPlayer is able to stream M4V format files, you can select M4V as the output format. On the right hand of the column of each video, you can adjust the output audio track and subtitle. Click the "Edit" icon, you can edit the videos as you want.

Step 3. Remove DRM and Convert the Videos

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After you finish the settings, you can start to remove DRM from the movies. Click "Convert" at the bottom right to accomplish that and you can find the unprotected movies on the "Converted" history. They were placed in the folder you decided. Before copying them to MPlayer, you can have a preview using the embedded media player of TunesKit.


TunesKit is the tool that you definitely worth trying. It can help you improve the user experience of MPlayer and iTunes. So come on and don't hesitate to down the free trial!

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