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Jan 03

Tips to Sync and Transfer iTunes Video, Movie, Music to Nexus 4


iTunes offers a lot of appealing things that can tempt the Android user to get an iPhone 5 over Jelly Bean smartphones, which do not come with iTunes. Is it possible for Android users to enjoy iTunes contents (Video, Movie, Music) on an Android smartphone like Google Nexus 4? We dig into it in this article to give you an idea of enjoying iTunes music and videos on Google Nexus 4 (and other Android phones).

If you are looking for an Android smartphone that is truly on the top of the line, the Google Nexus 4 should be in your sights. It is almost certainly the best Android device around. The Google Nexus 4 packs in a ferocious 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a whopping 2GB of RAM and the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It features a lovely 4.7” display, with 320 pixels per inch. With a starting price of only £239, it’s just half the price of its technical rivals. And the front of the Nexus 4 is made up of a single piece of glass stretching right up to the edges.

With those features mentioned, you will have great video experience for watching videos on Google Nexus 4. So have you ever thought transferring your iTunes movies, purchased and rented, that are protected by DRM to Nexus 4 or other non-Apple smartphones for watching? You may have already found that’s not easy for you. As all the iTunes movies come with DRM protection, you are not allowed to put or play the iTunes movies on Android devices, like Nexus 4. In order to sync iTunes DRM-ed movies to Nexus 4, you need to strip the DRM protection firstly and convert the iTunes movies to Nexus 4 compatible format, such as MP4.

1. Playing iTunes Music and Podcast on Nexus 4

Music and podcasts downloaded from iTunes are compatible with Android phones in most cases. Music purchased from iTunes is in the AAC format and Podcasts MP3, which are compatible with Nexus 4. But there are exceptions- songs bought from iTunes prior to the April 2009 are protected by DRM and thus can not be played on Android device.

2. Playing iTunes Videos and Movies on Nexus 4 and other Android devices

All movies and TV shows rented or purchased from iTunes have DRM restrictions. Because Android doesn’t support Apple’s iTunes DRM, video from iTunes won’t work on Nexus 4. Other kinds of video stored in an iTunes library, such as that shot on an iPhone 4, are compatible with Nexus 4 phone.

In order to play iTunes movies on Nexus 4 and other devices, you will need to remove DRM protection and convert iTunes M4V movies to Nexus 4 compatible format like MP4, and then you can watch iTunes movie on Nexus 4 freely. You may find a lot of DRM removing software available in the market. But here I will recommend the most advanced iTunes DRM removal tool for you, that is, Pavtube ChewTune – a top DRM iTunes to Nexus 4 Converter. It’s dedicated to help you remove the DRM control and convert iTunes DRM M4V movies to Nexus 4 and other Android devices on Windows or Mac.

  • Tips: You can also find the Mac version of Pavtube DRM iTunes to Nexus 4 Converter.

Now please follow the iTunes to Nexus 4 steps below to remove DRM and convert iTunes movies to Nexus 4, it’s easy.

Tool used for DRM removal:

Before conversion you need to change iTunes options:

1. Start up iTunes, and switch to “Movies” under LIBRARY.

2. Select the movies you’d like to convert, right click and select “Get Info”.

3. In the “Multiple Item Information” window, switch to “Options” tab, find “Remember position” and select “No” from its drop-down list. Click “OK”.

Step-by-step Guide to Remove DRM from iTunes and Convert iTunes Movies to Nexus 4 compatible format

Tip: Windows users can get free Profile Patch for Nexus 4 from here.

Step 1. Load DRM iTunes Files

Open iTunes to Nexus 4 Converter, click the “Add” button in the left corner of the interface to load the iTunes DRM movies that you want to convert or you can also drag the iTunes movies to the software.

Step 2. Choose Google Nexus 4 H.264 Video(*.mp4) Output for Nexus 4.

Android smartphones support DivX, MPEG-4, H.263, and H.264 codec. For best effect, you’re suggested to set “Format > Android > Google Nexus 4 H.264 Video (*.mp4)” format, which is included in the profile patch for Windows users. If you’re running Mac, pick up “Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video (*.mp4)” for conversion.

Optional – You can click “settings” button to adjust the output parameters. You can change the resolution, bitrate, etc. Choose resolution as 1280*720 can help you watch 720p movies on Nexus 4, and higher the bitrate, you can get higher video quality. After several conversions and tests I worked out the best settings for ripping Blu-ray to Nexus 4 as follows:

Step 3. After above steps, just click “Convert” to start removing iTunes DRM protection and converting iTunes M4V to Nexus 4 H.264 MP4. So DO NOT turn off iTunes until the conversion is completed.

This iTunes to Nexus 4 Converter supports NVIDIA CUDA AMD APP acceleration technology, so it can convert iTunes movies to Nexus 4 MP4 format at a fast speed, which can save you much time.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open” to locate the DRM-free movies, connect your Nexus 4 to your computer with its own USB cable and drag them to your Nexus 4 folder. Then you can watch the movies as you like. Now please have a try, hope this Nexus 4 iTunes converter can help you.

How to transfer or sync video files to Android Smartphones via USB connection?

Tip: Pavtube ChewTune also lets you extract MP3, AAC, WMA, M4R (iPhone Ringtone format) audio from iTunes Store videos. Just select the audio format from “Common Audio” in step 2.

Reading iBooks on Nexus 4

Just like the Mac version of a program won’t run on Windows, iBooks are a no-go on Android.

Extending Reading: Comparison among Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5

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    The Nexus 4 features much improved specs over the excellent Galaxy Nexus. The processor powering the phone is a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro. The processor alone makes the device one of the fastest yet released, but being tweaked and running on a vanilla version of Android with no horrible third-party UI means the device really flies. Even after downloading all apps, it was easily the fastest phone I’ve ever used.


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