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Watch iTunes Movies on TV with A USB Flash Drive

By Laura Barnes

August 14, 2017

USB stick has been a great invention for people in this information age. It can help you store more files and free the storage of your computer and mobile phone. For those televisions which are equipped with USB port, you can connect the USB with TV and then play movies, songs that stored in the stick. But when you want to move iTunes movies into USB and play them on TV, it fails. Why?


Part 1. Apple FairPlay DRM Protection

Although USB has no limitation to the format of preserved files, you must be aware of that the iTunes movies are protected by FairPlay DRM which is developed by Apple Inc. With DRM protection, the iTunes movies cannot be copied, and can only be played with Apple authorized devices. So you fail to move them into your USB stick. At present, the only method to save iTunes movies to a USB stick is to remove DRM from the files. With the help of TuneFab M4V Converter, you can save iTunes movies to USB freely without any limitation.

Part 2. How to Remove DRM from iTunes Movies

At present, TuneFab M4V Converter is available on Windows and Mac. This multifunctional program can remove DRM from iTunes movies just in few minutes and convert the iTunes M4V format into common MP4. For movies quality, you don't need to worry about. TuneFab M4V Converter could keep the movies with 100% original quality. You will certainly get a lossless iTunes movie.

• Unlock Apple FairPlay DRM swiftly;

• Turn iTunes M4V format into MP4;

• Keep videos in 100% original quality;

• Save in customized tracks and subtitles;

Step 1. Launch The Program and Add iTunes Movies to It

Firstly, launch the program and iTunes on your computer. Open TuneFab M4V Converter, and check if it would connect with iTunes automatically. Then click on "Add Files" to choose the movies you want to convert and upload them into the software.

Add M4V Files

Step 2. Choose Audio Tracks & Subtitles

You are able to set the audio tracks as well as subtitles. It would be easy for you to find the files after conversion.

Select Output Settings

Step 3. Remove DRM from iTunes Movies

Click on "Start" to convert the files. It would be finished in few minutes. Then you could get the DRM-free iTunes movies and drag them to the USB stick directly.

Convert M4V to MP4

Part 3. How to Play iTunes Movies on TV with/without USB

To those TV with USB port, just insert your USB to the television and select the movies on in your USB stick. TV supports almost all the videos formats, so you can play the converted iTunes movies directly.

TV without USB Port- By Virtue of HDMI

If your television is HDMI supported, you can watch the movies in your USB stick without inserting the USB to the TV directly. Let's see how to do it:

Step 1. Connect TV and your laptop with an HDMI cable

Step 2. The laptop and television will detect each other automatically. Select "HDMI" as the input source on TV.

Connect HDMI to TV

Then the interface your laptop can be seen on your TV! You are able to insert the USB to your laptop then play the converted iTunes movies. It will be displayed on TV, too!

Note: If your laptop doesn't have HDMI ports, but other ports such as DVI or DisplayPort, you need to prepare an adapter which can support HDMI cable. Besides, if you try to convert DVI to HDMI, a separate cable for audio is required because DVI could not transfer audio signal. Also, there also has USB-to-HDMI adapters if your laptop doesn't have any video ports.

Hope you have got the idea about how to play iTunes movies on TV with/without an USB stick. Enjoy!

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