How to Convert/Transfer iTunes videos to Galaxy Note 2 for smoothly playing

Aug 18, 2011
Have purchased some movies from iTunes store and want to sync and play those iTunes videos on Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Here you will find the best solution.


The Note 2's 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen (1,280x720-pixel resolution) is bigger than the original Note's 5.3-inch display. That translates into a wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio rather than the 16:10 aspect ratio of the first Note. That helps it fit right in with more standard graphics and video playback. Oveall, oodles of screen real estate make the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 terrific for movie watching. However, sometimes something goes wrong when you tried to sync and play iTunes movies on Galaxy Note 2. Don't fret! Here I'm sharing my experience to help those who feel like transferring iTunes videos to Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for enjoying.

As we know, most of the TV episodes, movies, and music videos from iTunes are protected by using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection and can only play on Apple products like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, QuickTime, etc. In order to get iTunes M4V videos and the Samsung Android 4.1 phone to play nicely, you'll need to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert iTunes movies to Galaxy Note 2 compatible video formats.

To get the work done, a DRM removal video converter is needed. If you are interested in doing likewise and looking for eas-to-use, check out Pavtube's ChewTune, a top iTunes DRM Movie Decoder which can easily handle DRM-protected iTunes videos, Amazon Instant WMV videos, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies and more. And the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. If you are a Mac user, you can get ChewTune Mac to encode iTunes movies to Galaxy Note 2 under Mac OS X. Just get the right version of the DRM Converter and follow the below guide to sync movies/TV shows from iTunes to your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for smoothly playing.

Convert, Transfer and Play iTunes movies on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Step 1: Launch the DRM converter and click "Add Video" to load the iTunes video files to the program for converting. You can also simply drag and drop media files to the source pane to add. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.


Step 2: Choose the output video format and output folder. Click "Format" bar, you can get the optimized videos for Galaxy Note 2 under Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Note(*.mp4). The output videos could fit on your device perfectly.


Tips: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, 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, and vice versa. For watching videos on Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 720p with 1000~2000kbps is just all right.


Step 3: After above steps, just click "Convert" to start removing iTunes m4v DRM protection and converting iTunes movies to Galaxy Note 2 MP4 videos. Once the conversion completes, just copy and transfer the converted iTunes videos to your Galaxy Note 2 and enjoy the movies!

P.S. Samsung provides a guide to describe the existing data transfer methods that are already available to you. For more information, visit How to Transfer Media to Your Android Phone. What's more, if you have no idea about Galaxy Note 2 file transfer on Mac, you can follow How to Sync with Mac using Kies to learn more.

Not a Galaxy Note 2 user? Converter also supports "common" video formats like MOV, M4V, and MP4, so you should be able to create files compatible with your iPad Mini, the new iPad, iPhone, Microsoft Surface RT, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 2, Nook HD tablet, Asus Transformer Prime and other devices.