Question 1. I’m looking to sync my videos with iTunes to my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on Mac, but cannot figure out detailed stpes.
Question 2. Is there a step by step guide to convert iTunes videos and music to a format that can work on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2? I’m quite new in this. Help! Mac OS X Lion 10.7
Question 3. Having problems transferring movies from iTunes to my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet. I was going to transfer 3 movies and it said the estimated wait time would be 58 hours!!!! Is that how long it takes to transfer movies? Please advise. Thanks!
Question 4. “I just bought a new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and I am wondering if I could sync music files I purchased on iTunes to my Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 on Mac? I have searched around the internet but I haven’t got a specific answer to this question. Besides, the movies and TV-shows I have purchased on iTunes will be playable on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0?”
The above quoted questions from some Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 or 7.0 users explains the users’ intention that the users wanna connect Galaxy Tab 2 tablets to Mac for moving iTunes videos/music to Galaxy Tab 2. To help these users and some others who have the similar demands, we offer the solution here.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is actually a beautiful portable devices, watching preferred movies on Galaxy Tab 2 is a good idea. Anybody who purchased DRM protected videos (ie.M4V, M4P, AAC) from iTunes would possibly like to see them on Galaxy Tab 2. In fact, just apple’s own products can play iTunes film without restraint. As far as i know, there is no android tablet or smartphone have the entire right to read and work with iTunes content.So the iTunes movie can’t sync to Galaxy Tab 2. How to sync iTunes movies or music to Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 or 7.0 tablet? We should convert iTunes files to Galaxy Tab 2 compatible format.
Note: If your movies are DRM free, and you can download a free program called doubleTwist to help transfer. see below:
How to Sync DRM-free iTunes movies to Android Devices with doubleTwist
- 1. Download DoubleTwist from Google Play on your Android Device, install and run it.
- 2. On your computer (PC or Mac), use your browser to go to doubletwist.com, and use the link to download DoubleTwist. Follow the installation instructions.
- 3. Follow the instructions on the app on your device and the computer to set up synchronization between DoubleTwist on your computer and Android device.
But if you see a small “R” listed next to “play” button in iTunes playlist, it means your movies are DRM protected, you need to strip off this protection first.
Same situation happened to me before. I tried to copy iTunes movies directly to my Galaxy tab and failed every time which made me wonder maybe something was wrong with our new tablet. After googled I know I have to get of this called DRM protection first and find one program Pavtube ChewTune for Mac (Alternative Windows Version), it works like a charm. One tip, make sure the converted file is under 4GB due to the FAT32 size limit.
It is a professional DRM removal tool which can help you strip iTunes DRM protection and convert iTunes music/movies to Galaxy Tab 2 highly compatible MP4 videos. It supports handling protected music, movies, TV shows purchased from iTunes, Amazon, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies, BBC iPlayer, Blockbuster, Wbdigitalcopy, Bestbuy and more. The playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. It supports Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7). What’s more, it has quite a few presets for various devices to convenient people to select the perfect video format for their product. The following tutorial shows you how to convert and sync iTunes videos to Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 or 7.0 tablet on Mac.
Free Download Mac iTunes to Galaxy Tab 2 Converter
Step-by-Step: Convert iTunes files to Galaxy Tab 2 10.1/7.0
Note: To use ChewTune for Mac, it is required that iTunes latest version be installed and correctly configured, which means you’ll need to
- a. Set iTunes not to remember playback position.
- b. Set iTunes to 32bit if you are running Mac OS X Lion.
- c. Run the program and type in password of your Mac account as it requires.
Step 1. Install and Run the Mac iTunes to Android Converter.
Drag and drop the movies from iTunes Movie Library to the software. Or click “Add” button on the main interface to import iTunes protected movies. Or click “File > Add Video/Audio or Add from folder” to load the M4V videos. ChewTune supports batch conversion so you can convert several files in one go.
2. Choose the output video format and output folder
Click “Format” bar and move mouse to “Samsung” column, you can easily find the video preset of “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 perfectly.
Tips: If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. According to my experience, for watching videos on Android based 10.1in gadget, 720p with 2000~2500kbps is just all right.
3. Convert iTunes media to Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 MP4
When all is OK, click the “Convert” button to convert iTunes media(movies, music) to Galaxy Tab 2 supported MP4. When the conversion finishes, you can click “Open” to locate the DRM-free MP4 video files. And then you can simply use the Samsung Desktop Software to sync the converted iTunes videos to your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1/7.0.
Note: For Mac users, just follow the guide below to finish your work about converting iTunes DRM M4V to MP4 videos for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. If you are a Windows XP/7/Vista user, you can use ChewTune for windows to do the DRM removing from iTunes, step-by-step
P.S. If you have no idea about Galaxy Tab file transfer on Mac, you can follow How to Sync media files with Kies on Mac to learn more. What’s more, Samsung provides a guide to describe the existing data transfer methods that are already available to you. For more information, visit Transfer iTunes Contents to a Galaxy Phone.
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