How to Stream and Watch iTunes Videos with Plex Media Server


Plex Media Server is the back-end media server component of Plex, which is closed source as proprietary software. Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. With Plex Media Server, you can easily stream your videos, music, photos and home movies to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch from your home computer running Plex Media Server (available for free at http://plex.tv).


Why iTunes M4V videos can't be played with Plex Media Server


DRM (Digital Rights Management) - most commonly found in movies and music files, doesn't mean just basic copy-protection of video, audio and ebooks, but it basically means full protection for digital content, ranging from delivery to end user's ways to use the content.


As we know, videos purchased and downloaded from iTunes are are always in M4V format, which is locked by the DRM protection and can only be played on Apple devices. Furthermore, Plex Media Server only allows to play local media files such as MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG video files, MP3, WMA audio files but not M4V videos. So if you want to stream and watch iTunes M4V videos with Plex Media Server, you must remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V files first, and then convert these files to Plex Media Server supported media format. Here we recommend AVS4Mac DRM Converter. It can remove DRM protection legally and convert iTunes to Plex Media Server compatible formats at the same time.



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Solutions to watch iTunes M4V videos with Plex Media Server


AVS4Mac DRM Converter which runs well in both Windows (Windows 10 included) and Mac version is highly recommended to strip DRM from iTunes purchased or rental movies. With it, you can fast crack DRM protection from iTunes M4V videos and convert them to MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc. for playing with Plex Media Server. Now download the program and follow the guide below to convert iTunes M4V video for watching with Plex Media Server.


* Remove DRM from iTunes M4V purchased and rental videos

* Convert iTunes M4V videos to MOV, MP4, AVI, FLV, MPEG, etc

* Output iTunes videos for PSP, Surface RT/Pro, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, etc

* Convert with fast speed and lossless quality


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How to stream and watch videos from iTunes with Plex Media Server


Step 1. Install and launch AVS4Mac DRM Media Converter. Click "Add" button to import iTunes M4V videos to the program. Or you can simply drag & drop the iTunes M4V movies to the program.

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Step 2. Select a proper output profile by clicking output profile button on the bottom right corner of the interface. You are recommended to choose "Lossless MP4", which is the best compatible format for Plex Media Server.

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Step 3. Customize the output profile setting and choose the resolution as you want.


Step 4. Click "Lossless MP4" button to start converting iTunes M4V to Plex Media Server compatible format. After M4V to Plex Media Server conversion, just transfer and play the converted DRM-free MP4 videos with Plex Media Server.


Note: The trial version of AVS4Mac DRM Video Converter only allows one minute conversion. You can purchase the full version with only $44.95 while the original price is $49.95.


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Extra Recommendation:

Sidify Music Converter for Spotify is a well-designed DRM removal software for converting Spotify music to MP3. It can remove DRM protection from Spotify music to MP3 at 5X faster speed and convert them to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format with lossless quality.


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