“I can’t play .m4v video on my Galaxy Note 10.1. All my videos transferred fine but when I try to play some movies (in .m4v format) an error message appears saying 'Sorry, this video cannot be played'. How do I fix it?”
Does Galaxy Note 10.1 support .m4v format? The answer should be YES.
Does Galaxy Note 10.1 play iTunes movies purchases in .m4v format? The answer is NO.
Feel confused? Let me explain it. The Galaxy Note supports .m4v format, but it is not allowed to play the .m4v contents purchased from iTunes store, because these are protected media. Movies purchased from online stores are restricted by DRM, a kind of copy-protection method that limits the use of purchased media on licensed devices to protect distributed movies from illegal use. Even if you purchased movies from iTunes, it does not mean you can use them as you wish. Those M4V purchases can only be played on specified devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV) only; when you try playing iTunes M4V movies on an unauthorized device (e.g. Galaxy Note 10.1), your device will give an error message.
Now what will you do? Wait till Samsung get an authorization? Make complaint to Apple support? Or get an iPad instead of your Android tablet? Well, if you hate this kind of restriction and are really like to watch iTunes movies on Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, here’s a solution.
DRM removal tool- Pavtube ChewTune ($29)
Click to purchase the app or download a trial from here (Windows 7 only)- a trial puts watermark on converted videos.
[Guide] How to remove DRM and convert iTunes movies to Galaxy Note supported videos
Before conversion you need to change iTunes options, set iTunes not to remember playback position.
1. Run Pavtube ChewTune, click “Add” button on the main interface to import iTunes movies, or you may drag and drop the movies from iTunes Movie Library to the software.
2. Click “Format” and select an output format for playing on Galaxy Note 10.1. Choose “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Video (*.mp4) under “Samsung” column.
3. Click “Convert” to create DRM-free iTunes movies. The conversion proceeds as iTunes plays the movies in background. So DO NOT turn off iTunes until the conversion is completed.
When conversion completes, click “Open” to locate the DRM-free movies and transfer DRM-free iTunes movies to Galaxy Note 10.1 via USB connection.