sync iTunes files(music, movies, tv shows) to HTC One X
How do I transfer or sync iTunes files(music, movies, tv shows) to HTC One X Tablet? This is a hot question in the forum. HTC One X is a striking tablet, you may have got it. It’s exciting to play games, watch movies or listen to music on One X tablet.
iTunes Music Playback Question – “Hi all. Could you guys tell me can I put iTunes m4v movies on HTC One X for playback directly? I want to play iTunes music or songs on One X, 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 One X (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 One X to watch on my flight. Does any App achieve this task?”
The best solutions:
Before answering your question, keep in mind that the Android powered One X 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 One X can play before we can transfer and get iTunes music, video, movie/tv shows on HTC One X.
Audio formats One X supported – MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV
Video formats One X 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 should play. 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 software to strip DRM from them. In addition, the non-DRM M4A audio format is not supported by One X, One X only supports MP3, AAC, OGG, WAV format music, so before transfer M4A music from iTunes to HTC One X, you need to convert iTunes songs to One X 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 One X, 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 HTC One X.
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 HTC One X, a DRM Removal software is needed. Below is a simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to get the DRM protected videos and HTC One X to play nicely.
Don’t get too excited on how to sync your HTC One X 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:
ChewTune (available for Windows or for Mac users). Get the Windows version here, and the Mac version here.
Pavtube ChewTune is an easy-to-use and stable DRM converter, 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, which can convert and transfer iTunes movies to One X on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7) (Mountain Lion not included).
Remove and Convert Purchased iTunes music, videos for playing on HTC One X
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 HTC tablet, or drag and drop iTunes files to the software.
Step 2: Output configuration
Choose Output format for HTC One X. You’re suggested to select “HTC 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 One X goes up to 1080p, though video playback and most apps never break out of 720p. For watching videos on One X, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. Below is best format setting for HTC One X per my experience, you can take it as reference.
http://www.nexusconverter.com/guide/tra ... htc-one-x/
Step 3. Click the big “Convert” button, start converting iTunes files to HTC One X 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 HTC One X 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 One X 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 cable that came with HTC One X. 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 the converted 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.
For more information, visit How to Transfer Media files to HTC One X/Nexus 10 and HTC One X column.
That’s it. Now you can move iTunes contents (music, movies, tv shows) on your HTC One X for playing without any hassle!