[Off Topic] iTunes to Plex - Enjoy iTunes Movie via Plex Media Server
Summary: Plex Media Server can not play iTunes contents. This article will guide you how to work around to get Plex playing purchased and rented iTunes movies TV shows.
To have all these movies backed up and saved to watch anytime you want without having to pull out the disc? Plex Media Server is the solution. It allows you to store all your movies on a central server and watch them on your TV, iPad, computer or phones both home and away.
However, there are people who have Plex Media Server and iTunes Movies and TV Shows. Is there any method to play iTunes movies and TV shows on Plex? The following tutorial will give you answer!
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Because of DRM protection, movies and TV shows that you purchased and rented from iTunes Store are limited to play in Appple ecosystem. This kind of videos have DRM protections that prevents you from copying and transferring to other devices or programs for playing. Besides, Plex Media Server allows to stream and play nearly all kinds of local media files including MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG video files, MP3, WMA audio files, and etc, but M4V files is not supported.
The best way to successfully import iTunes DRM videos to Plex Media Server for streaming and playing is to remove DRM from iTunes videos and convert iTunes DRM M4V to common videos like MP4, MOV, AVI, and etc. What you need is a powerful DRM removing tool and iTunes M4V Video Converter- like Pavtube ChewTune. (Read Top 10 Best DRM Removal Review)
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Tips and preparations:
1. Make sure that your computer is authorized by source iTunes videos, that is to say you can play the source iTunes movies in iTunes without trouble.
2. Allow the audio driver installed during the Pavtube ChewTune installation.
3. Close iTunes before running the Pavtube DRM Removal Converter when converting iTunes M4V movies.
How to Convert iTunes movies to Plex Media Server
Step 1: Download a trial version of Pavtube DRM Removal Tool, and install it.
Step 2: Start the iTunes to Plex Converter, hit the "Add video" or "Add from folder" button and browser the source iTunes videos location for loading.
Step 3. From the "Format" drop-down list, choose suitable profile for Plex Media Server. Here I suggest you choose "Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)" as output format.
Optional – If you like, you could adjust profile settings including video codec, bitrate, frame rate, etc to get better video and audio quality for watching iTunes movies on Plex Media Server.
Step 4. Hit the "Convert" button to start recording iTunes movies. After it finishes, click the "Open" icon to locate the recorded iTunes movie, and you are ready to transfer and stream these MP4 videos to Plex Media Server, it's very easy.
Pavtube ChewTune is developed as the top DRM Removal tool and Recorder to help users legally strip off DRM protection from iTunes M4V movies,Amazon Instant Videos and Digital Copy so that you are able to watch almost all DRM movies on multiple smartphones and tablets anywhere you like. Have a try!