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lawrencius
July 20th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Hey every1,
I have a lot of m4v files from itunes; what options do I have to play this format?

(I searched this forum and everything that people said is vlc which doesnt play them for me or xine with the same results.)

Thanks ahead,

Lawrencius

dexter.deepak
July 20th, 2008, 01:03 PM
try reinstalling vlc...it SHOULD play them.

lawrencius
July 21st, 2008, 06:32 AM
I tried it but it didnt work. Is there anything in the syn. package manager that could help?

Bachstelze
July 21st, 2008, 07:13 AM
Try renaming them to .mp4

dexter.deepak
July 21st, 2008, 10:48 AM
yes..renaming to .mp4 should work.
if this isnt working ,get the restricted-drivers, open up a terminal and try:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

if even this doesnt work ,then you can install miro; its not in the repos, so u need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list :


sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
paste this line over there :(i assume you are on hardy)

deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu hardy/
and then update

sudo apt-get update
and finally open up synaptic , search for miro and install the required stuff.

zetskee
July 22nd, 2008, 05:38 AM
You say these files are from itunes? Do they have DRM on them?

wolfen69
July 22nd, 2008, 06:13 AM
yes..renaming to .mp4 should work.
if this isnt working ,get the restricted-drivers, open up a terminal and try:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

if even this doesnt work ,then you can install miro; its not in the repos, so u need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list :


sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
paste this line over there :(i assume you are on hardy)

deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu hardy/
and then update

sudo apt-get update
and finally open up synaptic , search for miro and install the required stuff.

installing mozilla-mplayer and vlc using the medibuntu repos gives me all the codecs. and of course, libdvdcss2. everything works. oh, and i get rid of totem first. (imo, it's junk and interferes)

no need for ubuntu restricted extras. flash and java can be installed seperately. alot of people add too much junk.

lawrencius
August 6th, 2008, 09:42 PM
I'm sorry to sound like hopeless but I did all the mentioned methods and I still get errors/movies not playing

Ehtetur
August 19th, 2008, 01:00 AM
I'm sorry to sound like hopeless but I did all the mentioned methods and I still get errors/movies not playing

Unless I'm mistaken, renaming .m4v to mp4 should allow vlc, mplayer, etc. to play the file... unless, it's infected with DRM (i.e. encrypted).

Ehtetur

cor2y
August 19th, 2008, 02:16 AM
If its from the Itunes store then chances are the itunes drm is on them.
And i know of no method to remove the drm off of Itunes video.
So there it is sorry to say.

daniel_w93
May 2nd, 2010, 12:49 PM
Well I get a pretty clear Error output in VLC


VLC doesn't support the audio/videoformat "drmi".
Unfortunately you can't do anything about it.

So yeah iTunes stuff is DRM encrypted and can't be played by VLC,Totem,Xine etc. :(

unless ofcourse you run iTunes in a virtualbox or Wine...but that's a whole different chapter......

ierpe
July 28th, 2010, 08:13 AM
I have a similar problem, except I have no error message.

I hear the audio of a m4v file, but the video is not displayed... that in vlc or in the movie player...

Any idea?

parsama
July 28th, 2010, 11:49 AM
en...it looks very good .........

ierpe
July 28th, 2010, 01:51 PM
en...it looks very good .........

??? you trying to say something...?

MorrisseyJ
July 28th, 2010, 02:23 PM
I am not sure about this but i think that you should be able to RIP your itunes stuff to a DVD/CD and then reimport with the DRM stuff switched off. From there you can convert the files to another formta .vogg or .mp3

As i understand it you can only do this 5 times - i.e. make 5 CDs.

If you are reimporting i would take the files out of MP4 format and import them as .vogg or .mp3.