How to Make iTunes Movies/Episodes Playable on Surface Tablet

Posted by Andy Miller on 03/09/2014 05:05:35 PM.

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Can I Put iTunes Movies from Mac to Microsoft Surface Pro

"I'm planning to buy the newest Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. Before that, I need to figure out whether I can play iTunes movies on Surface Pro or not. I have a large number of movies and TV episodes purchased from iTunes which I want to enjoy on Surface Pro during my trip. But I heard from my friends that iTunes movies are not allowed to be played on Surface or any other non-Apple devices because of DRM protection. So my question is, is there any software that could help me to remove the DRM and convert iTunes videos to Surface supported format on Mac? If so, could you please suggest the best one that will surely make DRM iTunes movies playable on Surface?"

If you are facing the same problem to watch iTunes movies or TV shows on Surface tablets, you may simply follow the article here which will guide you to stream and play DRM-protected iTunes movies and episodes on Microsoft Surface/Surface Pro with ease.

Unlike the common MP4 video file which is supported by most digital media playing devices, the copyright-protected M4V movies or TV shows sold from iTunes are prevented from being played on Microsoft Surface tablet running Windows OS rather than Apple's iOS. If you need to watch the DRM-locked iTunes movies on Surface RT, Surface Pro or other Surface tablets, you'll have to remove DRM protection from iTunes M4V firstly and then convert the M4V files to Surface tablet compatible video formats, like MPEG4. Check out the following content to find the required tools to get rid of DRM and convert iTunes M4V movies and TV shows to MP4 for Surface RT or Pro on Mac.

Requirements to Transfer Protected iTunes Movies/TV Shows to Surface

1. iTunes DRM Removal Tool - TunesKit iTunes to Surface Video Converter for Mac

TunesKit iTunes DRM Video Converter ($44.95) is a top-leading DRM removal tool for iTunes which can easily bypass FairPlay DRM protection from rented or purchased iTunes movies and TV episodes while converting the protected iTunes M4V to unprotected MP4 with decent original video quality preserved. It's the best assistant for people who want to stream iTunes DRM movies from Mac to Surface tablets.

2. Mac Machine with iTunes Installed

To run TunesKit iTunes to Surface Converter, you are required to have an iMac or Mac laptop running the OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks or 10.8 Mountain Lion with the latest iTunes version installed.

Guide: Convert DRM iTunes Videos to Surface/Surface Pro with TunesKit

itunes to surface video converter interface

Step 1Add Protected iTunes M4V Movies to TunesKit

Open iTunes to Surface Video Converter for Mac and click "Add Files" button to select DRM-ed M4V movies or TV shows you want to convert to Surface RT or Pro from the drop-down iTunes list. Click "OK" to load the movies to the converter.

Step 2Customize Output Audio Tracks & Subtitles

After imported the iTunes movies to the program, select the output audio tracks and subtitles by clicking the "Settings" icon listed behind the movie name.

Step 3Start to Convert iTunes M4V to Surface MP4

Click "Convert" button to begin converting iTunes M4V movies/episodes to Surface tablet compatible MP4 format.

Once the conversion finishes, you can find the DRM-free iTunes videos from the output folder and sync them into Microsoft Surface RT or Surface Pro for playback as you like.

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Compare Surface Tablets: Surface, Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3

If you are about to buy a Microsoft Surface tablet but not sure which one is better, you can refer to the comparison here to judge from their tech specifications listed below.

  Surface Surface 2 Surface Pro 2 Surface Pro 3
Release Date October, 2012 October, 2013 October, 2013 June, 2014
OS Windows RT Windows RT Windows 8 Windows 8
Memory 2GB 2GB 4GB/8GB 4GB/8GB
Storage 32/64GB 32/64GB 64/128/256/512GB 64/128/256/512GB
Camera Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Rear: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Front: 3.5 MP, 1020p HD
Rear: 5.0 MP, 1020p HD
Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Rear: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Front: 5.0 MP, 1020p HD
Rear: 5.0 MP, 1020p HD
Display 10.6 inches (27 cm) 1366 x 768 px (148 ppi) ClearType HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio 1080P ClearType Full-HD 16:9 1080P ClearType Full-HD 16:9 with Digitizer and Active Stylus 2160x1440 ClearType Full HD Plus 3:2 with Digitizer and Pen
Input 5-point multi-touch 5-point multi-touch 10-point multi-touch touchscreen, dual microphones, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor 10-point multi-touch touchscreen, dual microphones, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor

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