Maybe you have made a few purchases over the years on iTunes with movies and get the free digital copies of movies with the Blu-rays that you purchased, and would like to watch them on Amazon Kindle Fire. But the problem is iTunes videos and digital copy movies in iTunes are all unwatchable directly on Amazon Kindle Fire or uploaded to Amazon Cloud. An iTunes video converter, Foxreal TuneSmasher/ Foxreal TuneSmasher for mac, is needed to convert the purchased iTunes M4V videos or digital copy videos to MP4 format for better playing on Kindle Fire.
Here are the steps and tips to convert iTunes M4V videos to MP4 format for transferring to Kindle Fire or Amazon Cloud.
Before all, please make sure you are have iTunes installed on your computer and it's version 10.5 or above.
1. Purchase and authorize videos in iTunes.
To convert iTunes videos with Foxreal TuneSmasher, you must authorize the video and have no problem playing the video on the computer for converting.
In iTunes, any video purchased from Movies and TV Shows section can be converted with Foxreal TuneSmasher and Foxreal TuneSmasher for Mac, including iTunes videos in HD.
Authorize This Computer.
If you purchased and download videos directly from this computer which you'd like to convert the iTunes videos to Kindle Fire, you can ignore the authorization step since it's downloaded and authorized automatically.
If you get the iTunes videos from other computer, and then you must authorize the video before importing it into Foxreal TuneSmaher or Foxreal TuneSmasher for Mac.
You can click Store and choose Authorize This Computer… and insert the relative Apple ID and Password. One Apple ID can authorize 5 computers at most. If you want to use the ID on a 6th computer, you can Deauthorize one of the 5 computers, and authorize the 6th one.
2. Find location of purchased or digital copy iTunes videos.
By clicking Movies on the sidebar of iTune under Library category, you can find the purchased or digital copy iTunes videos. Right clicking on any one of them and click Get Info on the pop-up menu, you can find the location of the real purchased or digital copy iTunes videos.
3. Convert purchased or digital copy iTunes videos with Foxreal TuneSmasher or Foxreal TuneSmasher for Mac.
Before all, please make sure you have closed iTunes completely or you may have problem converting the videos.
i. Import the iTunes M4V videos to the iTunes Converter.
ii. Choose output format for your end device.
iii. Click Convert button to start conversion. You can import multiple iTunes M4V videos and convert them in batch with the same output format. If you are using NVidia graphic card, you can get 5 times faster with the CUDA button highlighted for conversion.
iv. After conversion, you can click Open button on main interface to find the MP4 files for Kindle Fire converted from iTunes M4V videos.
i) While selecting output format, for Windows users, as long as you have the Profile Patch installed, you can find Amazon Kindle Fire format under Android category in Format box.
For Mac users, you can select H.264 Video under Common Video format and click Settings button to set the best video parameters for Amazon Kindle Fire.
You set the Size to 854*480 to get full screen playback.
Note: The higher video bitrate, the better output video quality, but the output file size will be bigger and the conversion speed will be slower.
2) While converting, TuneSmasher will launch iTunes automatically, please don't shut it down.
Please don't shut down screen, stand-by computer, or lock-up Windows, or the conversion will be failed.
4. Transfer the converted iTunes M4V videos to Amazon Kindle Fire or Amazon Cloud.
You can connect your Kindle Fire to your computer or Mac with the USB cable and copy & paste the MP4 videos converted from iTunes M4V to video folders, and then you can find them in your Library or relative folders on your Amazon Kindle Fire. In this way, you can watch the videos anytime anywhere offline, like when you are on the plane.
If the converted files are big and you can't store them all on your Kindle Fire, you can also upload the files to Amazon Cloud service with your Amazon account. And then you can watch the videos with your Wi-Fi on.
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