My TV has a USB port, can I copy my iTunes movies to USB Flash Drive for playing?
"I can play downloaded video files on TV from my USB flash drive fine, but iTunes movies can not be streamed. Why? And how to make it work? "
If your television set has a USB port, you may be able to use it to watch movies that you have downloaded or copied from your computer. It is true that you can transfer your downloaded iTunes movies and TV shows to your USB flash drive as well. But you forget that Apple will not allow you to play them on non Apple devices. iTunes video files are protected by DRM. If you can remove the DRM protection you can play them on your TV freely. What's more, you can transfer them to your Android phones/tablets, game consoles for playback. If you have DRM removal like NoteBurner, you can even keep the iTunes rental without time limitation.
NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus (For Mac & For Windows) adopts an innovative DRM decrypting technique which makes it possible to unlock iTunes DRM videos with lossless video and audio quality. It will help you to directly crack the DRM iTunes video and convert both iTunes purchased and rented videos to your TV supported video formats and keep iTunes rentals forever!
The following is a detailed tutorial about how to convert purchased or rented iTunes movies/TV shows to USB Flash Drive using NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus. Please download this useful tool on your Mac pc or Windows PC first before getting started.
Step 1: Import iTunes Movies or TV Shows
Download and install the NoteBurner iTunes Movie to USB Flash Drive Converter on your Windows or Mac computer, click Add Movies button to choose the content you want to convert. After that, click Add, the files will be successfully imported.
Step 2: Customize Output Format
To Play iTunes movies on TV, you can simply click the format bar and choose Same as source for mp4 from the profile list. The quality of the output video will be lossless. Most TV supports MP4 files.
Step 3: Convert iTunes Movie to USB Flash Drive
Click the Convert button at the bottom of the main interface and start to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 video. When the conversion done, iTunes movies and TV shows are no different from other local video files. You can transfer them to USB Flash Drive to play on TV now!
If you have movies on a USB drive but no USB port on your television, you may still be able to view them on the TV. Game consoles such as the Playstation and Xbox can play many types of video content from a USB drive inserted into the console. As with televisions, not all formats of the video files are supported. Remember that the console may also be able to play video files located on your computer itself, as long as both the console and computer are connected to the same local network. Depending on the software you use, this may make more video file formats viewable than simply using a USB stick.
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