How to Transfer M4V movies from Mac iTunes to Google Nexus 10/Nexus 7 for watching

Aug 18, 2011
This article shows you the easiest way to sync and transfer M4V encoded movies/TV shows/Music Videos from Mac iTunes to your Google Nexus 10 or Nexus 10 for playback without DRM restriction.


Both the Google Nexus 10's beautiful 2560-by-1600-pixel (300ppi) screen and the Nexus 7's 1,280x800-pixel screen are great for watching movies. If you have some videos in your Mac iTunes library, why not transfer the movies/TV shows/music videos from Mac iTunes to your Google Nexus 10 or Nexus 7 and have a better movie watching experience on the go?

As we know, movies purchased from iTunes store are locked by Apple DRM protection and can only play on Apple products like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, QuickTime, etc. In order to play iTunes videos on Nexus 10/Nexus 10, you have to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert iTunes movies to Google Nexus 10/Nexus 7 compatible video formats. To achieve your goal smoothly, below is a simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to sync iTunes movies with your Google Nexus 10/Nexus 7 from Mac.


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 (available for Mac or for Windows users). Get the Mac version here, and the Windows version here.


ChewTune is a great iTunes m4v Converter for Android which can easily handle DRM-protected contents including iTunes and Digital Copies coming with Blu-ray/DVD discs. Meanwhile the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. You can use the tool to sync iTunes videos with more Android-based Tablets. To use the Mac iTunes Movie DRM decoder, you're request to:

1. Set iTunes not to remember playback position.
2. Set iTunes to 32bit if you are running Mac OS X Lion.

How to Convert, Transfer and Play iTunes movies on Google Nexus 10/Nexus 7

Step 1: Free downloaded the iTunes M4V Converter to your Mac, run the program and put in password for user account as it requires.


Step 2: Press the "Add" icon to browse to iTunes library movie folder. In Finder window, open Music-> iTunes-> iTunes Media-> specific movie folder-> single .m4v file, and then press on "Choose" or just drag and drop iTunes files to the program.


Step 3: Choose output format. Click "Format" bar, you can easily find the optimized videos for Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 under Android > Google Nexus 7 H.264 Video(*.mp4) or Android > Google Nexus 10 H.264 Video(*.mp4). The output videos could fit on Google Nexus tablet perfectly.



If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, for watching videos on the Google Nexus 10 or Nexus 7, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right. I found 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.


Step 4: After above steps, just click "Convert" to start removing iTunes DRM protection and converting iTunes M4V to MP4 videos for Nexus 10/Nexus 7.

Once the process completes, download and transfer the DRM-free iTunes videos from Mac computer to your Nexus tablet via USB cable. Then you are free to enjoy and watch iTunes movies on Google Nexus 10 or Nexus 7 as you like.

If you have no idea about Nexus 10 file transfer, you can check out the post Transferring files to your Google Nexus 10 to learn more. If you have any problem when enjoying videos on Google Nexus 10/7 tablet, just check out Google Nexus Column to learn more.

If your movie isn't already in one of the supported formats or it's still on a DVD or a Blu-ray, you can get the 20% OFF DISCOUNT Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate (or the 20% OFF iMedia Converter Mac)which can help you rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Google Nexus 4 and other Android os tablets/phones for smoothly playing.