DRM Protected files

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I have a lot of movies that I have purchased from iTunes and cannot seem to get VLC to play them. I am assuming this is due to DRM. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on a workaround? I did install all of the audio and video codecs that were recommended, but I get nothing. Any help would be appreciated.



I’ve never tried it myself, but as far as I know, iTunes Movies can’t be played (without more or less illegal tampering) on non-Apple devices.

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Because of the very first comment below that article
(after reading it)
I don’t think this (stripping the DRM) is the way to go.

The player should be able to deal with that.

But I wouldn’t know where to start because I do not own any DRM’d material and never needed to deal with issues due to this.

You have used macOS when you bought the movies.

Assuming you are the rightful owner - you can use iTunes to convert to another format - only then can you play them outside the Apple eco-system.

At least this is the case with music - I know because I have music bought on a macBook - converted and stored on a NAS to be playable on Andriod.


Thank you everyone for your replies.