What are the best audio and video formats for iTunes? How to play MKV, AVI,FLV, AVCHD, WMV, MPG, VOB and more with iTunes? Can iTunes play DVD and Blu-ray movies? How to remove iTunes DRM-protected videos on non-Apple devices? All these questions have been answered and solved in the following text.
Part I. iTunes Supported Video and Audio Formats
iTunes supported video formats: MP4, MOV, M4V
Generally speaking you can play video files with extensions like .mp4, .mov and .m4v. But please note that there are strict limitations on sample rate, codec, etc. If iTunes rejects to play your MP4, MOV or M4V files, check whether the sample rate and codec of these video files are consistent with those that iTunes supports. And you’ll still need an iTunes video converted mentioned below to perform video conversion for iTunes.
iTunes supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, Audible .aa files and purchased M4A and M4P music files from iTunes.
Part II. Tips for Multimedia Playback with iTunes
Tip 1. Play other formats (MKV, AVI, FLV, AVCHD, etc) with iTunes
As is known to all, iTunes can play MOV, MP4 and M4V files well. Videos in formats like MKV, AVI, FLV, AVCHD, etc can also be played with iTunes, and Pavtube Video Converter is one of the best iTunes video converters for converting MKV, AVI, FLV, AVCHD, VOB, WMV and more to video formats compatible with iTunes. When you’re adding a piece of audio file to iTunes, and if it is not supported by iTunes, iTunes will convert it for you automatically.
Tip 2. Play DVD movies with iTunes
iTunes has not been endowed with the ability to play DVDs. To play DVD movies with iTunes, you’ll need a DVD to iTunes ripper like Pavtube DVDAid to rip DVD to iTunes fully supported formats. And then copy them to iTunes library and sync DVD movies to iOS devices for watching on the move. (You can also play Blu-ray movies with iTunes with the help of a Blu-ray to iTunes ripper.)
Tip 3. Play videos/movies/TV shows/music purchased and downloaded from iTunes on non-Apple devices
If you’re trying to play a piece of movie purchased from iTunes store on a non-Apple device like an Android tablet or smartphone, game console, media player, you’ll get nothing at all. Multimedia content in iTunes are DRM protected, so the only way to play iTunes movies, videos, music on non-Apple devices is remove the DRM protection which cannot be accomplished by a common video converter. You’ll need a specific DRM removal Pavtube ChewTune to remove DRM protected media content from iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, etc to a playback format.