05-11-2011 02:53 AM - edited 05-11-2011 03:25 AM
This is a simple tutorial to put purchased iTunes m4v movies to BB Playbook on Mac OS:
First of all, you should know what video formats Blackberry Playbook supports, the current Blackberry Playbook will support: H.264, MPEG4, WMV, DivX. So to watch the iTunes m4v movies on Blackberry Playbook, you should switch M4V to MP4 format supported by Playbook, to convert m4v to mp4, you will need a powerful converter, Noteburner m4v converter for Mac is recommended.
Step by Step tutorial to convert iTunes M4V movie to MP4 for Playbook on Mac os
Here below is a step by step tutorial to help you transfer iTunes movies to Blackberry Playbook with the Noteburner m4v to mp4 converter for Mac.
Step 1. Download iTunes m4v to mp4 Converter for Mac on Noteburner official website and install it for free.
Step 2. Select M4V movies and add to Noteburner iTunes Video Converter
Click the Add button in the top-left to add the purchased iTunes m4v. The software will open the iTunes movies library by default. Select the files and then click OK.
Here you can select the m4v movies and add to the playlist to convert. It's easy and speedy.
Step 3. Set output path and output format
Click Output dropdown list, you can customize the output path as MP4 for Playbook. If you don't set to customize the output path, the output files will be saved in the default folder
Click Profile dropdown list, you can customize the output formats for your target video format - MP4.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start to convert M4V videos with Noteburner M4V iTunes Video Converter for Mac
Step 5. Downloading the converted iTunes movie to Blackberry Playbook without any restrictions.
After Noteburner finishing the iTunes movie converting, you can go to the output folder to download the converted iTunes m4v movies to Playbook by connecting Playbook with your Mac via a USB without any restrictions.
Just try it, it's easy-to-use.
For a Windows user, you can also refer to Windows m4v converter.
05-12-2011 03:08 PM
Thanks for this post zamiraW!
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06-12-2011 10:47 PM
Is this the only way convert movies into the proper format so that they will work on the Playbook? It seems a bit silly to have to pay almost $40.00 for the ability to play movies on a device in which that ability is one of the main components. If it is the only way that's fine just annoying.
07-01-2011 09:39 PM
Can I convert it into another format? I did every step and finally when I started to watch the movie it was pretty small, I feel like the HD feature of my playbook is useless this way, and also i wasted $40 dollars.
07-05-2011 05:53 AM
Yes, you can set the output format as "Customized MP4 Movie(*mp4)", then set the size as"1024 x 600 ", then your converted movies will play full on your Playbook.
07-05-2011 09:43 AM
Hmm .. ineteresting ... and how far would it be 'legal' (don't know if it's possible) te create an App that plays DRM copyright protection files ... Just a quik thought
07-06-2011 07:06 PM
07-08-2011 12:34 PM
09-08-2011 08:12 AM
Well for win pcs there's also Audials Tunebite , that's the one I use at least. Worked for me to convert iTunes m4v protected videos to mp4 for my BB.
This one was actually pretty useful because it comes with customizable conversion profiles; these let you chage conversion settings and choose whatever frame rate, bit rate etc I need to get the files converted just right.
Should be helpful for u guys as well.