on 09 October 18
Plex has made it easy for us to stream and manage all kinds of local and online media content on different devices and platforms through its smart client-server media player called Plex Media Server. As a powerful solution that supports so many digital content and file formats, however, many iTunes users just encountered problems when they are trying to play their iTunes videos through Plex. If you are looking for the solution to stream iTunes movies on Plex Media Server too, the following article will show you a workaround to get it done in minutes.
What's Plex Media Server
Plex is a client-server media player system which comprised of two parts, including Plex Media Server and Plex Media Player.
Plex Media Server is a media managing software which can be downloaded to computers like Windows, MacOS, LInux , NAS, Wifi routers or just runs on Plex cloud. By settings up the server, it can add the videos from your library and make they accessible by other devices within the same Plex account.
Plex Media Player is also known as the Plex app or Plex Media Server software. It supports Android, Windows, IOS phones, Sonos, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xbox One, Smart TV, Amazon Alexa and etc. And it can help you play the local media file under a free account and stream the videos which you have added to the Plex Media Server under a premium subscription membership.
Why iTunes Movies Can't Play on Plex
We’ll get errors when playing iTunes movies via Plex on other devices. That’s simply because the iTunes movies and TV episodes are protected by Apple’s DRM technology. In result, those protected iTunes videos, also known as .m4v files, can only be played on Apple’s own devices, or in other words, the iTunes-supported platforms. Therefore we are not allowed to stream and manage iTunes videos with Plex Media Server straightly.
Any Way to Stream iTunes Movies to Plex Media Server
Fortunately, thanks to the come up of some powerful iTunes DRM removal tools, it’s easy to break the DRM lock from iTunes movies so that we can make them playable via Plex without limit.
Here you meet DRmare M4V Converter, one of the fastest and best iTunes video converter specially developed to remove DRM protection from iTunes rented and purchased movies, TV shows and music videos with lossless quality, including AC3 5.1, AAC, CC, subtitles, etc. preserved in common MP4 and M4V formats. After conversion, you can import the converted iTunes video files to your Plex Media Server for playback on any device.
The following tutorial will show you how to convert iTunes movies purchases and rentals to Plex Media Server using DRmare M4V Converter step by step. So you are suggested to download the free version on your Mac or Windows PC first before we getting started.
Steps to Convert iTunes Videos for Plex Media
- Launch DRmare M4V Converter.
- Add iTunes movies to DRmare via drag-and-drop or via Add button.
- Choose output format and set video parameters via Format panel.
- Start to convert iTunes movies/TV shows to Plex compatible formats.
How to Cast iTunes Movies to Play via Plex Media Server
Download Plex Media Server and Plex app on the devices you want to play the iTunes movies. Then sign up a new account to log in. Then you can start to syn the iTunes movies to Plex Media Server and play the videos on the devices where you installed Plex app. You should note that the features are limited under a free account, like you can only stream the videos via Plex app on a limited devices. To play iTunes videos on all kinds of devices, you are suggested to subscribe the premium account with $4.99/month or $39.99/year or $119.99 for lifetime.
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