December 2014 iTunes movie new releases can't play via Roku?
Will Roku 3 play December 2014 iTunes movie new releases? Yes. This article is a tutorail on how to stream iTunes movies to play on Roku 3 by roll off the DRM protection.
Roku 3 can allows users both to stream video content from the Internet and play movies locally through a USB drive, but the problem is that the supported media file formats are limited. Unlike Apple TV 3 which can access iTunes movies, we can't install iTunes on RoKu 3, let alone playing December 2014 iTunes movie new release like Gone Girl, Jingle All the Way 2, The Good Lie, The Hero of Color City, Frank, etc. on Roku 3 through USB. Why?
Roku has the USB channel that can play back videos attached to the USB port. You could copy videos (1080P, 720P or lower resolution) onto a hard drive or keychain drive and attach them to the USB port on the Roku XDS. But keep in mind a USB port enables local media playback (supported formats include: MP4 (H.264) & MKV (H.264) video / AAC & MP3 audio / JPG & PNG image) to play on Roku 3.
Learn how to play Blu-ray, YouTube video and other stored movies on Roku 3.
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Videos/Movies purchased or rented from iTunes are in M4V format with DRM protection. That means users could just play the iTunes M4V TV episodes, movies, and music videos in Apple devices but Roku 3 is not included. But no biggie, just as saying goes "There is a problem, there is a solution", I've got a simple workflow to help you roll off the DRM from December 2014 new movie releases and transfer it to most compatible video format for your Roku 3.
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How to put iTunes downloaded December 2014 movies on Roku 3 USB Channel
Install this Pavtube ChewTune on your computer firstly; note to shut down your iTunes firstly.
Step 1. Import DRM files
Download your wanted movies from iTunes Store; click top left two plus icons to import them one by one or from the entire folder.
Step 2. Choose format
Click the Format drop-down list and choose Common Video > H.264 Video (*.mp4) as the most compatible with your Roku 3.
What's more, it is possible to stream iTunes movies to your Chromecast, WD TV Live, XBMC and Nexus Player.
Step 3. Adjust settings (Optional)
If you want to turn up/down file size, bitrate, frame rate and other settings, click "Settings" besides "Format" to enter the profile settings windows. You can also check both source and target video & audio specs there.
Step 4. Convert
Back to main interface, hit "Convert" to start converting December 2014 iTunes movie new releases to MP4 format for Roku 3. It will launch your iTunes automatically and start conversion simultaneously. After it completed, click "Open" to quick find the converted files.
Connect a USB memory stick or USB cable of a digital device to the RoKu 3 USB port. Now you can play iTunes movies and music on RoKu 3 for free.
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