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Why iTunes Videos Are Not Playable in Nexus 5?

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This article aims to help iTunes & Nexus 5 users to look for an easily and quickly way to play iTunes videos in Nexus 5 through remove DRM protection from iTunes video and convert them to Nexus 5 support format.

“Hi, I’ve got a couple of movies on the iTunes library that I wanted to transfer to my Android Nexus 5 phone. My iPhone 5C hasn’t got enough space, so is there a program or a way that I can sync my iTunes movies onto my Nexus 5 phone?”

“I downloaded a movie from itunes that is an m4v format. Now I need to remove the DRM so that I can move it to my Nexus 5 to view. Anybody recommend a software utility?”

“How do I transfer the M4V videos I bought from iTunes to Nexus 5 for playback freely? I am interested in the latest Nexus 5 phone and I wonder if it supports iTunes video for playback. If the Nexus 5 is not able to play them, is there any chance that I can make it with the help of some third-party tools?”

sync itunes to nexus 5

Speaking of the possibility of Nexus 5 supporting iTunes video, I’d rather take it with a grain of salt. As far as I know, the reason why iTunes videos are not playable in Android phones (Obviously Nexus 5 is no exception.) and tablets is the Apple’s iTunes DRM. DRM means digital rights management. According to Wikipedia, DRM is basically a restriction set by hardware manufacturers to limit the use of their digital contents to a certain device or specified category of devices only. In this case, the iTunes videos are only limited to iOS devices like the iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPod Touch and so on.

So in order to move iTunes videos/movies onto your Nexus 5 phone for playback, you do need to turn to a third-party DRM Converter program to help to remove iTunes DRM protection and convert iTunes M4V format to MP4 format.Pavtube ChewTune is a pretty good Windows program of this kind. Meanwhile, ChewTune also is one of the best among these types of software. It works by removing DRM protection from iTunes purchased M4V video and convert iTunes M4V to MP4 for playback on popular portable devices and media players such as Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia 2520, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HDX, Surface, Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z1, Asus MeMO Pad HD 7, Nabi 2, Nook HD/HD+, PSP, Zune, BlackBerry PlayBook, PS3, Xbox 360, etc.

Let’s take a look at all the audio/video formats ChewTune can output iTunes video to:

convert itunes to nexus 5

Tips: ChewTune also allows you to customize the video/audio parameters for the output files if you are not satisfied with the default settings or cannot find the most appropriate output format for your specific mobile player. Just click the “Settings” button to adjust the video/audio parameters.

Note:
1. During the converting, the system volume could turn off temporally during this period; no worries, do not touch it to get perfect DRM removed video.
2. The DRM removing process may mislead your anti-virus software to falsely report virus/worm. Please ignore the report to keep on ripping.
3. This product cannot convert unplayable video (damaged, unauthorized, etc).

You can follow this step-by-step guide to get your iTunes movies transferred to your Nexus 5 phone:

How to Transfer iTunes video & movie to Nexus 5?

Tips: If you are using a Mac and want to convert iTunes DRM video M4V to MP4 on Mac OS X, please download iTunes Converter for Mac to help you.

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