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whatisdnls

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Post Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:39 am

ITUNES M4V FILES NOT SEEN IN FOLDERS

I downloaded and installed Serviio on my computer, which runs Windows 7 Professional 64, and downloaded the latest 32 and 64 bit versions of Java. Serviio recognized my Samsung UN40D6300 TV and set the profile to Samsung C/D/E Series. On my computer, I navigated to the folders in my iTunes library which contain the iTunes movies that I purchased, all of which have an "m4v" extension, and added the folders to the library. However, when I look in the folders section within Serviio on my computer, the folders are found, but they are empty. They are also empty when viewing the folders on my Samsung TV. However, Serviio will pick up and display non-itunes videos both on my computer and on my TV.

Any idea what I might need to do to make the m4v files visible?

Thank you in advance.
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Post Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:03 pm

Re: ITUNES M4V FILES NOT SEEN IN FOLDERS

They are probably DRMed, and therefore unplayable anywhere else than iTunes.
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mattsmith0926

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Post Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:16 am

Re: ITUNES M4V FILES NOT SEEN IN FOLDERS

It was caused by the iTunes DRM. I think you should look for some third party tools to strip the DRM protection at first, like TunesKit DRM m4v Converter, which will help you remove the iTunes DRM with ease. Further more, it will convert the M4V videos to MP4 format with 100% quality preserved.
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robertplus

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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:45 am

Re: ITUNES M4V FILES NOT SEEN IN FOLDERS

That't the normal response when you are unable to load the iTunes movies because the iTunes M4v videos are protected. It is covered by Apple FairPlay DRM. To get it through, the only solution is to convert iTunes M4v to common MP4... video format file. There are some freeware FairPlay DRM Removal to help, check: https://drm-wizard.com/best-free-drm-re ... tware.html
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:40 am

Re: ITUNES M4V FILES NOT SEEN IN FOLDERS

There's a new way to view iTunes content on devices that don't support the Apple OS. There is a new site called Movies Anywhere (www.moviesanywhere.com) that allows you to sync your iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu libraries. They don't have all studios participating yet, but they claim that they are in negotiations with all the major ones. Since Disney is the company behind it, they have some muscle to make it happen.

No, this doesn't enable Serviio to access and stream your iTunes library, but it makes all videos from any of the partners to show in all the various ways to view your videos. After I linked my accounts, I can see my iTunes videos in Google Play, Amazon and Vudu. I just fired up iTunes on my work computer (which has access to the iTunes store restricted) and all of the movies are available there now, too. Just have to take action to download them to the computer.

Again, this doesn't help with Serviio access, but since most of us are streaming to a device that probably has support for one or more of these partners, you can get access to your iTunes library. Too bad we can't download movies from these sites and use Serviio as a local streaming option. :D
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Torence

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Post Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:20 am

Re: ITUNES M4V FILES NOT SEEN IN FOLDERS

To be honest, we have no rights to play iTunes m4v files on Apple unauthorized devices, since all iTunes videos are encrypted with DRM(Digital Rights Management) protection, it can be played on Apple devices only. If you really want to enjoy it, you have to get rip of DRM protection at first. With DRM removal program, now we will be able to watch all iTunes M4V files on any devices freely. The tool for me is iTunes M4V converter mac. It is aimed at removing DRM from iTunes videos and convert to MP4 format at faster speed with losslessly quality.

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