You may be used to using Apple’s iTunes program to manage, download, purchase music and movies. Now if you got a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro, you may consider to watch the iTunes movies Microsoft Surface RT or Surface Pro. Unfortunately, Media contents which are sold on iTunes store have DRM protections which prevent you from copying or transferring the DRM protected contents to other devices except Apple’s devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone, etc. So when you are troubled to play iTunes movie on Surface RT and Surface Pro, you need to remove DRM protection from iTunes movies and convert M4V to Surface. To ahieve your goal smoothly, below is a simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to get iTunes movies and Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro to play nicely.
Here I will take the popular iTunes movie DRM decoder entitled ChewTune for instance to show you the DRM removal process. This application features DRM Removal and Media File Conversion. With it, you can easily convert the DRMed iTunes video and audio files to the plain, Surface-playable file formats such as mp4 format
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Here are few tips before starting the iTunes video to Surface Conversion:
1. Make sure that your computer is authorized for source videos, that is to say you can play the source iTunes movies in iTunes.
2. Allow the audio driver installed during the Pavtube ChewTune installation.
3. Close iTunes before running the Pavtube DRM Removal Converter when converting iTunes M4V movies.
4. It would take as long as the source movie length for the whole DRM video to Surface RT/Pro conversion process since Pavtube ChewTune records source DRM videos in 1:1 video and audio quality.
The Steps (based on Windows Screenshots):
Step 1: Add iTunes movies to the software. After installing, Launch ChewTune and import your iTunes files (including the copy-protected music, movies, TV shows) to the program. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files to convert at a time.
Step 2: Select output format. Click “Format” bar and move mouse to “Windows” column, you can easily find the profile of “Microsoft Surface Windows RT H.264 Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Surface RT tablet perfectly. If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.
Step 3: Start the conversion. After above steps, just hit the “Convert” icon to start converting iTunes M4V videos to MP4 videos for Surface RT and Surface Pro. Once the process completes, just copy and transfer the DRM-free MP4 videos to your Surface and enjoy the movies/TV shows with ease.
Check out ‘The Ways Transferring Files to Your Surface‘ if you have no idea about Surface RT file transfer.