iTunes Music Playback Question- “Hi all. Could you guys tell me can I put iTunes music (m4a, m4p) on Nexus 7 for playback directly? I want to play iTunes music or songs on Nexus 7, however i can’t figure out how to do. Does anybody who can show me any tips? So much appreciated!”
iTunes Movie Playback Question- “Hi Everyone, I want to know how is the movie playback on Nexus 7 (720p and 1080p) and if possible can any one test out the result and share it? I have collections of iTunes HD videos. And I would like to put them onto my coming Nexus 7 to watch on my flight. Does any App achieve this task?”
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Before answering your question, keep in mind that the Android powered Nexus 7 can not play any iTunes purchases with Apple Digital Rights Management(FairPlay DRM). However, all iTunes songs (at least in the US) will be DRM-free in steps since April 7, 2009.
Next, let’s see which file Nexus 7 can play before we can transfer and get iTunes music, video, movie/tv shows on Google Nexus 7.
Audio formats Nexus 7 supported- MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV
Video formats Nexus 7 upported- H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 encoders
iTunes provides- Music in non-DRM MP3 and M4A, DRM’ed M4P
Video Movie & TV Shows in DRM’ed M4V
Audiobook in DRM’ed M4B and AA/AAX
From my experience, if the song (.mp3 format) isn’t copy protected it shouldplay. For the little copyrighted iTunes songs, in .m4p format, you can upgrade these songs to DRM-free files for $0.30/song or use DRM removal softwareto strip DRM from them. In addition, the non-DRM M4A audio format is not supported by Nexus 7, Nexus 7 only supports MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV format music, so before transfer M4A music from iTunes to Google Nexus 7, you need to convert iTunes songs to Nexus 7 support MP3 or WMA audio format via DRM removal software.
But if they are Videos, Movies or TV shows which you purchased directly through iTunes store, they are all with DRM protection. DRM can not stop you transferring iTunes video purchases to your Nexus 7, but the videos will say “this file is not supported” or “this video can’t be played” when you play these iTunes Movies/TV shows on Google Nexus 7.
To achieve your goal smoothly, you may have to strip DRM from iTunes/Digital Copy/Amazon instant videos/BBC iPlayer first and then convert them to a friendly format by Google Nexus 7, a DRM Removal softwareis needed. Below is a simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to get the DRM protected videos and Google Nexus 7 to play nicely.
Don’t get too excited on how to sync your Google Nexus 7 with iTunes(iTunes 11), Digital Copy, Amazon Instant videos, etc. just yet. Before anything else, you have to download an app that you are going to use later. You are required to download and install:
Pavtube ChewTune is an easy-to-use and stable DRMconverter, which helps users remove and covnert DRM protection from iTunes, Blu-ray/DVD digital copies, Amazon instant videos, BBC iPlayer videos etc. to all popular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. for playing and sharing anywhere you like. Meanwhile the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. The equivalent Mac version is the ChewTune for Mac.
Remove and Convert Purchased iTunes music, videos for playing on Google Nexus 7
Step 1: Import the files from iTunes.
Run ChewTune, Find the files where you have purchased from the iTunes store, just click the “Add” button to load the files that you want to convert to your Google tablet, or drag and drop iTunes files to the software.
Step 2: Output configuration
Choose Output format for Google Nexus 7. You’re suggested to select “Google Nexus H.264 Video (*.mp4)” from “Android” category. The output videos could fit on your device perfectly.
Tips: If you like, you can adjust the output parameters of the video by click “Settings” button. The supported resolution of Nexus 7 goes up to 1080p, though video playback and most apps never break out of 720p. For watching videos on Nexus 7, 720p with 1500~2000kbpsis just all right. I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. Below is best format setting for Google Nexus 7 per my experience, you can take it as reference.
Step 3. Click the big “Convert” button, start converting iTunes files to Google Nexus 7 friednly format. The converting speed depends on your computer performance and the file size. After the conversion is done, you can locate the converted files by clicking the “Open” button quickly.
How to transfer iTunes files to Google Nexus 7 or other Android devices?
Now, we have finished all the steps. All converted files are DRM-free now. Just copy the converted iTunes files to your Nexus 7 tablet directly. If you also have problem with transferring the files from computer to the tablet, please refer to this video guide:
1. Get the min-USB cablethat came with Google Nexus 7. Plug in one end of the USB cord to the tablet, and the other end to your PC.
2. Open the “Notification Panel” and click “USB Connected.”
3. Touch the “Mount” icon. This confirms that you want to transfer files to your tablet and properly sets up the connection.
4. Drag-and-drop theconverted iTunes files from your computer to the new drive on your computer that represents your tablet. This may take some time depending on how many files you are moving over.