Play iTunes M4V videos on Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro Tablets & Phones

This article mainly discusses how to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V videos and convert them to play on Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro Tablets & Phones without limitation.

Windows 8.1/8 is already among us for some time. That says it all, and the opposite of everything on the new Microsoft operating system, how it can be a kind of Seven with the addition of the screen of the app. No, Windows 8.1/8 is much more. It ‘a new way of seeing the user and interact with the world around us.

You may have got a Windows tablet like Dell XPS 10, Asus VivoTab Smart ME400, Dell Latitude 10, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro, Toshiba Satellite U920T, Acer Iconia W700, Lenovo ThinkPad 2, HP Envy x2, Lenovo Yoga 11S... in hand, do you want to transfer your downloaded iTunes m4v videos to these Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro Tablets & Phones?

“I tried copying a movie from my iTunes library to play it on my new Surface RT. I got the error message that it can’t play because of an unsupported format. It’s in m4V format.”

As is mentioned above, movies/videos downloaded from iTunes Store are mostly DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected, so that we cannot playback them anywhere else except authorized computer or idevices. Moreover, iTunes movie are in *.m4v which is not a Windows 8.1/8 friendly format.

So how can we playback iTunes DRM movie on Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro Tablets & Phones?

Software required:

I would like to recommend this iTunes to Windows 8.1/8 Converter (Mac users: Mac iTunes to Windows 8.1/8 Converter), a professional DRM removal tool to help you roll off DRM protection from iTunes Store movie, and convert them to H.264 MP4 as best format for Windows Tablets & Phones, so that you can watch iTunes purchased videos on these Windows 8.1/8 devices.

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Tutorials: How to transfer iTunes DRM video to Windows 8.1/8 Tablets & Phones? 

Step 1. Install DRM video to Windows 8.1/8 Converter.

Tips: There would be a command window pop up during the installation, pls do not shut down it and let it running until the installation completed.


Note that you shall not launch iTunes until reaching the last step – clicking the “Convert” icon.

Step 2. Add video and choose target format.

Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.

Click the drop-down list besides “Format” list, you can find many presets and columns for different devices and programs. There are optimized video format for Surface RT/Pro, Dell Venue Pro and Windows 8 Phone from Windows column, and basically the Common Video -> H.264 Video (*.mp4) is an universal format for Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro Tablets & Phones.

Step 3. Adjust specs (Optional).

If you want to customize output video size, bitrate, frame rate and others, just click “Settings” to enter profiles settings window.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Now click the big red icon to start converting iTunes M4V videos to Windows 8.1/8 RT/Pro Tablets & Phones; this converter will activate your iTunes automatically and start to play this video. The player windows cannot be removed or closed.

In the meanwhile, it will start to record this video in MP4 real-time. The conversion time is equal to the video length itself; you can do other tasks during the converting the process.

Note: The system volume could turn off temporally during this period; no worries, do not touch it to get perfect DRM removed video.

After the conversion, hit “Open” to quick locate converted videos.


1. The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on ripping.

2. This product cannot convert unplayable video (damaged, unauthorized, etc).

What's more, you can also play your Blu-ray, DVD and AVI video on your Windows devices.

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