This tutorial explores how to stream iTunes DRM protected videos on TV via Chromecast, which enables viewers to better enjoy the HD videos.
Chromecase works as a digital media player, it supports most of media formats. And it also works as a powerful transmitter, so that you can stream all the movie content on your computer to Chromecast. As a movie addict, I prefer to buy or rent TV series from iTunes store and is it possible to stream all my iTunes library content to Chromecast? It's much cheaper than Apple TV.
After testing and searching, I found It's abosulutly we can't stream iTunes purchased or rented TV shows to Chromecast because of the Apple's Fairplay DRM protection. As we all know, all iTunes videos are DRM protected and limited to play on Apple's devices only, like iPhone/iPad, Apple TV etc. If we need watch our iTunes TV series via Chromecast, we have to strip the iTunes DRM protection, and then do a iTunes video recorder to Chromecast compatible formats.
In this article, we will introduce the easiest and most reliable way to transfer DRM protected iTunes videos to Chromecast playable format.
Part 1. Preparation.
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A command window will pop up during the installation to install specific audio driver, do not shut down and let it running until the installation completed.
Part 2. Tutorials: Remove DRM protection and Record iTunes M4V TV series to Chromecast.
Step 1. Load .m4v videos.
Run this Pavtube Chewtune as a top DRM Removal Software and DRM Video Recorder, and add videos. Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.
Step 2. Choose format.
Click the drop-down-list besides "Format" and choose "Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)" as the most compatible format with Chromecast.
Step 3. Change video specs.
Click "Settings" to enter Profile Settings window, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate.
Step 4. Start iTunes M4V to Chromecast recorder.
Now click the "Convert" icon to start removing DRM from iTune TV series and recording iTunes M4V to Chromecast for playing; this DRM Video Recorder will activate your iTunes automatically and start to play this video. The player windows cannot be removed or closed.
In the meanwhile, it will start to record this video in MP4 real-time. The conversion time is equal to the video length itself; you can do other tasks during the converting the process.
Note: The system volume could turn off temporally during this period; no worries, do not touch it to get perfect DRM removed video.
After the conversion, click "Open output folder" to quick locate the converted video.
1. The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on ripping.
2. This product cannot convert unplayable video (damaged, unauthorized, etc).
How to transfer the converted iTunes M4V video via Chromecast?
1. Play the well converted video on Chrome Browser
On your Computer, select the converted video & drag it on to the Chrome Browser. You can also copy & paste the path of the video file in the Chrome Browser Address bar. Right click on the video file > Click on Properties > Click on Security Tab > Copy Full video path > Paste in the Chrome browser.
2. Stream the videos to TV via Chromecast
When Chrome browser starts playing your video file on the laptop, click on Cast icon in the Chrome Browser > Select TV to play the video on the TV.
In addition, you can also record and convert iTunes TV series to Google TV, Facebook andWii for playback.
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