Summary: Follow this tutorial to learn how to transfer and play DRM protected videos from iTunes/Digital Copy on Sony Xperia Z with ease.
The Sony Xperia Z's 5-inch 1920x1080-pixel screen is great for watching movies. If you have some purchased m4v videos or Digital Copy movies in iTunes library, you may want to transfer them to Xperia Z for enjoying on the go. However, things turn to be different when you trying to sync and play iTunes/Digital Copy movies on Sony Xperia Z, you're only told that the Android-based handset cannot play them due to DRM copyright protection.
To get the work done, you have may to strip DRM from iTunes and Digital Copy movie first and then encode them to a friendly format by the Xperia Z. To achieve the goal smoothly, you need to get some help from a DRM Remvoal software like ChewTune. Bleow is a simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to get the DRM protected iTunes/Digital Copy movies and Sony Xperia Z to play nicely.
Before anything else, you have to download an app that you are going to use later. You are required to download and install:
ChewTune (available for Windows or for Mac users). Get the Windows version here, and the Mac version here.
ChewTune is an easy-to-use yet top-ranking DRM removal software for Android. It supports protected movies, TV shows from iTunes, and Blu-ray/DVD digital copy videos that have been transferred to iTunes. And the output quality is as decent as possible as original. Follow the DRM removal process realize the way about viewing DRMed iTunes and Digital Copy movies on Sony Xperia Z.
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Removing DRM from iTunes/Digital Copies for playback with Sony Xperia Z
Note: For Windows users, just follow the detailed guide to finish your work. The way converting iTunes and Digital Copy to Sony Xperia Z is almost the same. For details, refer to a guide here.
Step 1. Run ChewTune, drag and drop digital copy or iTunes movies to the software.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar, follow "Sony > Sony Xperia Tablet S H.264(*.mp4)" The output videos could fit on Sony Xperia Z perfectly.
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 itrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. Below is the best video format settings for Xperia Z per my experience:
Sampling rate- 44.1khz
Step 3. Click the big Convert button to transfer iTunes/Digital Copy to Sony Xperia Z.
Once the process completes, you can transfer the result videos to Xperia Z. In this way, you can start viewing DRM protected iTunes/Digital Copy movies on Sony Xperia Z as you want.
P.S. If you’re going to transfer Blu-ray/DVD movies and HD videos to your Android or iOS or Window RT/8 based device for playback, you can get Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to encode movies to play on your device smoothly.