Ways to play movies, TV shows, and other videos
Use iTunes to play:
Movies purchased or rented from the iTunes Store
TV shows purchased from the iTunes Store
Music videos purchased from the iTunes Store
Any QuickTime-compatible video (such as H.264 or MPEG-4)
Note: To access your music videos, choose Music from the Library pop-up menu, and click Videos.
Control video playback
Move the pointer anywhere over the playback window to make the controls (Play/Pause, Volume, and so on) appear.
Use subtitles and alternative audio tracks
Some videos feature subtitles, closed captioning, and alternative audio tracks (for example, tracks in other languages).
To change the default language used for audio and subtitles: Choose iTunes > Preferences, click Playback, and choose a language from the Audio Language and Subtitle Language pop-up menus.
To turn closed captioning on or off: Choose iTunes > Preferences, click Playback, and select or deselect “Show closed captioning when available.”
To quickly change audio and subtitle settings while a movie is playing: Do either of the the following:
Choose Controls > Audio & Subtitles > Option.
Move the pointer over the movie until the controls appear, click the Subtitles button , and choose an option.
Play videos in a separate window
Start playing a video and click the thumbnail to the left of the progress bar.
The video opens in a new window, which you can resize and move.
If you can’t play a video
By default, videos play in the iTunes window. If you changed the location to a separate window, the iTunes window may be blocking the window where the video is playing. Try either of the following:
Move the iTunes window.
Choose your video from the Window menu, if it’s listed.
You can’t edit videos purchased from the iTunes Store. Videos purchased from the store can be viewed only in iTunes and QuickTime Player.