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rogerhow

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Post Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:15 pm

Can't see (or play) movie files with the extension .mv4

These movies have been bought and downloaded to my iMac from iTunes. I suspect that there might be some sort of protection on them. Can you tell me how I find out if they are protected, and if there is a way for them to show up on my Bravia TV?
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zip

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Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:38 am

Re: Can't see (or play) movie files with the extension .mv4

post results of

  Code:
ffmpeg -i yourfile.mv4
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Cerberus

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Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:35 am

Re: Can't see (or play) movie files with the extension .mv4

You would need to convert to AVI or MP4 before they will work.

http://wiki.serviio.org/doku.php?id=faq_mv4_convert <-- Wiki article done just for you :)
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zip

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Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:42 am

Re: Can't see (or play) movie files with the extension .mv4

It's m4v, not mv4. Also DRM is optional, I guess some files might just play.
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Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:46 am

Re: Can't see (or play) movie files with the extension .mv4

zip wrote:It's m4v, not mv4. Also DRM is optional, I guess some files might just play.


yer sry typo on my part
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wolfieee

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Post Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:23 pm

Re: Can't see (or play) movie files with the extension .mv4

Hi rogerhow,
Did you find out if streaming m4v is possible? I have a video rental from iTunes, which is a m4v and I'm trying to figure out if I can stream it with Serviio. I added the folder which contains the movie to my Serviio library. I can see the folder when I browse with my Samsung Smart TV, but the movie itself isn't visible.
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Torence

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Post Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:46 am

Re: Can't see (or play) movie files with the extension .mv4

Thanks for your nice post. To iTunes movies, we know that all iTunes movies/TV shows are in M4V which DRM protected, making it impossible to be played on Apple unauthorized devices. If you really want to play iTunes movies on Android phone, Windows player, Samsung smart TV, etc. You have to get rip of DRM protection at first. DRM Media Converter for Windows is my choice. It well designed to remove DRM protection and convert to common MP4 format with all audio tracks, subtitles. You can check more info on here. Hope this tip is useful to you.

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