Convert/Put iTunes movies to PlayBook for playing without DRM restriction
The BlackBerry PlayBook ably showcases RIM’s powerful new mobile operating system, but its middling size diminishes many of its best features. Recently, the operating system has been updated to 2.0 which offers better enjoyment. I’ve taken my playbook on a few road trips for almost one year, and I can say without reservation that it absolutely rocks for watching movies. However, sometimes something goes wrong when you tried to play iTunes movies on PlayBook. Don’t fret! Here I’m sharing my experience to those who feel like transferring iTunes videos to BlackBerry PlayBook for enjoying.
As you see, most of the TV episodes, movies, and music videos from iTunes are protected by using Apple’s FairPlay DRM copyright protection. So the most important piece of the equation is that you have a DRM removal software hooked to your Mac or Windows which strips DRM from iTunes. I’m not about to pay ridiculous prices to buy movies and TV shows for PlayBook I already own on iTunes. Instead, I’ll just convert these iTunes m4v movies to a PlayBook-friendly format. If you are interested in doing likewise, check out Pavtube ChewTune, a top iTunes DRM movie Converter which can easily handle iTunes DRM-protected videos and Windows Media DRM contents included with the Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies. And the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. Now follow the steps below to put iTunes videos onto PlayBook.
Guide- Convert and Copy iTunes movies to BlackBerry PlayBook
Note: For Windows users, just follow the detailed guide to finish your work about converting iTunes movies to PlayBook. For Mac users, you can follow the iTunes m4v Converter for Mac to finish your work on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Mountain Lion(10. etc.
Step 1. Free Download and run the iTunes to PlayBook Converter and import your iTunes files (movies or TV shows) to the program.
Step 2. Select the output format. Here I recommend you “BlackBerry > BlackBerry Playbook Video(*.mp4)” which is a format special designed for PlayBook Tablet and also supply full screen effect.
Below is the best format settings per my experience, you can take it as reference: (Click “Settings” button to set the video/audio parameters for the best PlayBook Video format)
Resolution- 1280×720 (HD)
Sampling rate- 44.1khz
The supported resolution of PlayBook goes up to 1080p, though video playback and most apps never break out of 720p. For watching videos on the BlackBerry Tablet, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3. After above steps, just click “Convert” to start removing iTunes DRM protection and converting iTunes M4V to PlayBook MP4. The conversion proceeds as iTunes plays the movies. So DO NOT turn off iTunes until the conversion is completed. Now go get a cup of coffee (conversion takes time).
The software works like most other DRM removal softwares I’ve used. The difference here is you’d better set iTunes not to remember the playback position. Here’s way to go: Launch iTunes, and switch to Movies under LIBRARY. Select the videos you’d like to convert, right click to select Get Info -> Options -> Remember position -> No -> OK.
Once the process completes, download and transfer the DRM-free iTunes videos to PlayBook. Then you are free to enjoy and watch iTunes movies on BlackBerry PlayBook as you like.