Just like its previous, the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet also comes with a 7-inch, 600×1024 LCD display which is pretty good for watching movies. HD videos on the tablet are really vivid and colourful, with fantastic clarity. If you have some videos in your iTunes library, why not transfer them to PlayBook 4G 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. Of course, most of you are not about to pay BlackBerry Video Store ridiculous prices to watch movies and TV shows you already own on iTunes. Instead, to play iTunes video on PlayBook 4G, you just need to remove DRM form iTunes purchases or rentals and convert iTunes movies to PlayBook 4G compatible video formats (e.g. h.264 mp4).
To achieve your goal smoothly, below is a simple tutorial for you, guaranteed to sync iTunes Movies/TV shows to PlayBook 4G for playing back.
Download iTunes to PlayBook Converter – ChewTune (available for Mac or for Windows users). The program is a great iTunes m4v Converter which can easily handle DRM-protected contents including iTunes and Digital Copies coming with Blu-ray/DVD discs for your Android Tablet and smartphones. Meanwhile the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. You can use the tool to sync iTunes videos with BlackBerry Tablet and more Android-based Tablets.
1. Add iTunes movies to the software
After downloading, install and launch the DRM Removal Converter, click “Add” button to load the iTunes files to the program. You can also simply drag or drop media files to the software.
2. Select the output format
Here I recommend you choose the optimized videos for PlayBook 4G under “BlackBerry > BlackBerry Playbook HD 720p(*.mp4)” which is a format specially designed for BlackBerry Tablet and also supplies full-screnn effect.
The supported resolution of PlayBook 4G 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. Below is the best format settings for converting videos to PlayBook 4G per my experience (Click “Settings” button to set the video/audio parameters):
Resolution- 1280×720 (HD)
Sampling rate- 44.1khz
3. Start remove DRM and convert iTunes to PlayBook 4G
When all the settings are OK, hit “coNVERT” on the right bottom to start removing iTunes movie DRM and convert the M4V to PlayBook 4G supported format. After the conversion, you can import the iTunes videos to BlackBerry PlayBook 4G for playback. Have fun!
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