Usually, there’s a limitation to play iTunes video on non-Apple devices like Xbox 360 because iTunes video is in M4V format with DRM protection. Is there anyway to stream iTunes videos and music to the Xbox 360? Keep reading.
Question: Play iTunes films on Xbox 360?
This is possible to play films downloaded on iTunes on an Xbox 360 steaming from a Windows 7 PC?
Scott” – From tomsguide.com
Xbox 360 stands out for its online service, Xbox Live that allows users to play and download games online, purchase and stream music, television programs, and films through the Xbox Music and Xbox Video portals and access third-party content services through media streaming applications. It also allows users to stream media from local PCs, which means that you can transport videos, music and so on to Xbox 360 via USB for playing. With those features mentioned, you will have great video experience for enjoying music, TV shows and movies on Xbox 360.
However, media content like movies, TV shows purchased or rented from iTunes are encrypted with DRM protection. That’s to say, you are not allowed to directly transfer movies from iTunes library to Xbox 360 or any other non-Apple devices for watching unless you strip the DRM lock from iTunes movies and TV shows while converting iTunes M4V videos to Xbox 360 supported formats.
“The video files that the Xbox 360 supports are mostly formats that are native to the Windows platform. And that would be the Windows Media Video format or the WMV file versions 7 to 9. The device also supports a maximum resolution of 1080p for these file formats. It uses either the Windows Media Audio Pro or the Windows Media Audio Standard for sounds. WMV Image 1 and 2 are also supported. And aside from these Windows-based video formats, the other files supported are VC-1, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and the H.264 MPEG-4. As for audio formats, the ones supported are WMA file versions 7 through 9, WMA Professional, WMA Lossless, and MP3.”
If you must play your iTunes purchased videos, songs and TV shows on your Xbox 360, here’s a utility named DRM Media Converter from Aimersoft will help you achieve this goal. This program has the ability to re-encode the DRMed .M4V/.M4B/.M4P to Non-DRM version of .MP4, .WMV, .AVI, .MP3, .WMA, etc. that are supported by Xbox 360. It also offers two format presets with Standard-Definition quality and High-Definition quality for Xbox 360 so that you don’t have to adjust those unintelligible output parameters like Resolution, Bit rate, Frame rate, and so on. The only thing that kind of sucks about it is that the output file’s quality will go down slightly. This is inevitable while something is compressed or converted into another file format.
Now here I will take iTunes to Xbox 360 Video Converter for Windows as an example to show you how to convert iTunes DRM-ed videos to DRM-free WMV/MP4 for Xbox 360 on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2003/2000/NT4. Before that, you can download and install the free trial version of the iTunes DRM Video Converter for Xbox on your computer.
How to access iTunes music, TV shows and movies from Xbox 360?
Step 1. Add iTunes files
Install and run DRM Media Converter on your computer. Load your target iTunes music, videos or movies into the program. You can just simply to drag and drop iTunes files into DRM Media Converter.
Step 2. Choose Xbox preset as the output format
The best DRM Media Converter offers optimized presets for game hardware like Xbox 360, Xbox 360 HD, PSP, PS3, Wii, NDS and more. Here you can choose “Xbox 360” or “Xbox 360 HD” as the desired format.
Tip: Customize the settings (Optional)
Before converting,you can customize the output settings like resolution,frame rate,encoder bit rate to video files or sample rate,channel,encoder,bit rate to audio files for your devices and save it as your own profile. Just click the “Setting” button and a window with various settings to video and audio will popup. You can also choose the default settings if you like.
Step 3. Remove DRM and Convert iTunes files to Xbox 360
Connect your Xbox 360 to your computer. Choose a proper media format like WMV for your Xbox 360,and then tap the “Start” button at the lower-right bottom on the main interface. After the iTunes to Xbox conversion, you can go to the output folder to find the converted DRM-free iTunes videos and stream them into Xbox 360 for playback via USB.
With this DRM remover, you can stream music and movies from iTunes to Xbox 360 in a hassle free manner. Now just read the Xbox 360 official guide to learn how to stream media files ftom PC to Xbox 360.
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