Playing .m4v Movie files

Hello.
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OS: Garuda Linux x86_64
Host: MacBookPro11,5 1.0
Kernel: 5.15.6-zen2-1-zen
Uptime: 35 mins
Packages: 1317 (pacman)
Shell: bash 5.1.12
Resolution: 2880x1800
DE: GNOME 41.1
WM: Mutter
WM Theme: Adwaita
Theme: Adwaita-dark [GTK2/3]
Icons: Tela-circle-dark [GTK2/3]
Terminal: terminator
CPU: Intel i7-4980HQ (8) @ 4.000GHz
GPU: AMD ATI Radeon HD 8870M / R9 M270X/M370X
Memory: 2729MiB / 15876MiB

CPU: Quad Core Intel Core i7-4980HQ (-MT MCP-) speed/min/max: 2256/800/4000 MHz Kernel: 5.15.6-zen2-1-zen x86_64 Up: 33m
Mem: 2746.4/15876.2 MiB (17.3%) Storage: 2.73 TiB (3.9% used) Procs: 319 Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.09

Alright let me rephrase myself, is there anyway to play iTunes DRM protected files in Garuda Linux. I copied this files from my macOS before I replaced it with Garuda. I just love me some Linux. I have tried celluloid, mpv, smplayer and they all try to play them but fail. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.

TIA,

Jim

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Essentially, you need to install iTunes.

There are a couple of options for that, the most reliable of which will be a Windows virtual machine. The second option is to try installing it using WINE.

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I didn't think of a VM, thanks for refreshing my memory. It seems like an awkward to do it but it beats not being able to play them. Thank you again.

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Are you playing the file through iTunes or iMovies or whatever their new 'i' thing is? If so, to my knowledge a VM would not work because from what I have read, the authentication process is not possible via VM. ??

You can look into Movies Anywhere, which is free and works as long as the content is available on MA.

Or do what I and most people do who have paid for things locked behind corporate walls that say you don't own it..... :pirate_flag:

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:+1:

And they wonder why there is Linux.

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I would think there would be no reason why you can authenticate. In fact I have already done it in the VM.

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That is good. You should mark Jonathon's post above as a Solution/Solved.

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