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Import iTunes to Surface:

In a previous post, Import iTunes Library from Windows 7 to Surface, Tim talked about how to transfer your iTunes music and your iTunes playlists to a Surface from Windows 7. Since many more folks have now adapted Windows 8 for their normal use, I thought it important to update you on the changes and how to do it quickly. It is really quite simple; you just need to know about a couple of gatcha’s.

The good news: both Apple and Microsoft have made it easier to import iTunes to Xbox Music, which is included on your Surface. So, if you have the latest version of iTunes, 11.x at the time of this writing, you should be able to skip a few steps from the previous tutorial.

Here are the overall steps to import iTunes to Surface:

Copy your iTunes music files to a USB device (USB stick or external USB drive).

Export your iTunes libraries and save them on the same USB device.

Move USB device to Surface and copy all music to Music folder.

Open Xbox Music and tell it where to look

Import iTunes playlists to Xbox Music

Even though this sounds pretty straight forward, it is a bit more complicated than Microsoft makes it sound in its blog post, Transfer your iTunes music and playlists to your Surface.

So, here are the step-by-step details. Remember to start with updated version of iTunes on your Windows 8 computer.

I. Locate the folder on your PC that has iTunes music files installed. It will most likely be C:\Users\gannj\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Music

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II. Copy and paste the contents of the above folder to a USB device. If you have large amounts of music, be sure your USB stick has enough space. Also, be careful not to accidently copy folders that contain videos and/or applications because those will very quickly fill up your Surface’s hard drive storage.

III. Open iTunes program on your PC and export the Playlists you want. You will have to do this one playlist at a time (at least I’ve not found a way to do more than one).

NOTE: Make sure that your export file is in .m3u format

Right-click on the playlist

Click Export

Select .m3u file format

Navigate to your USB device to save

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IV. At this point you are ready to copy the music and playlists to your Surface.

Plug in your stick to your Surface’s USB port

Open Desktop and then File Explorer

Copy all the music files to the Music folder on the Surface: This PC\Music – this will take a while if you have a lot of music.

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V. Open Xbox Music – it’s on your Metro start screen as simply Music – and double-check that the program is seeing all of your music. If you don’t see all the music files imported from iTunes, you may need to change where Xbox Music is looking for the files.

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VI. Import the playlists.c This is the last step: with the USB stick plugged in, select Import playlists from the Xbox main menu – it’s at the bottom left corner.

NOTE: For me, the “finish message” originally said that it imported 0 playlists but then after about 10 minutes they all showed up in Xbox Music.

That’s it; that is all you have to do to import iTunes music and playlists to your Surface tablet.

To summarize, do the following to import iTunes to Surface:

Have the latest version of iTunes

Know location of the music files on your PC

Export playlists to .m3u files

Be patient, it all takes some time.

Hope you find this helpful. If you’re having trouble with the playlists, follow Tim’s instructions in Import iTunes Library from Windows 7 to Surface.

You may also like our updated post on Freeing up Space on Your Surface using an SD card.

Source: http://www.lovemysurface.net/import-itunes-to-surface-updated-windows-8/

How to Sync and play iTunes videos on Surface tablet?

Q: How well does iTunes work on the Surface ? I want to be able to watch video podcasts and iTunes movies on the tablet. I was thinking of purchasing an iPad, but I think this would be the best of both worlds. I love my Surface tablet, but I need something with more capabilities and it will work better for meeting notes at work.

As is mentioned above, movies/videos downloaded from iTunes Store are mostly DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected, so that we cannot playback them anywhere else except authorized computer or idevices. Moreover, iTunes movie are in *.m4v which is not a Surface friendly format. So how can we playback iTunes DRM movie on Surface?

Software required:

I would like to recommend this iTunes to Surface Converter (Mac users: Mac iTunes to Surface Converter), a professional DRM removal tool to help you roll off DRM protection from iTunes Store movie, and convert them to H.264 MP4 as best format for Surface, so that you can watch iTunes purchased videos on Surface. (Read Pavtube ChewTune review ).

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a brilliant 12-inch screen and well supports HD video playback with 2160 x 1440 display and the Surface 3 is just like a smaller version of the SP3. The 10.8” 1920×1280 screen was bright and clear. Read our Surface Pro 3 vs Surface 3 comparison to choose one. I think both of these two tablets will not let you down. After got a Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3, there is something you need to know: How to take advantage of your tablet? How to enjoy Blu-ray Movies on Surface 3 & Surface Pro 3 from Windows 10/8.1 PC? Hers is the solution.

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Blu-ray producers despairingly want to get full-control even after you buy a Blu-ray disc home. As we know, purchased Blu-ray movies are commercial movies, they are copy protected, so we can’t copy movies from Blu-ray to Surface 3 or Surface Pro 3 tablet for watching directly. In order to play Blu-ray videos on Surface 3/Pro 3, it is better to convert Blu-rays to Surface supported format. Then a great Blu-ray conversion software is needed to finish it.

Pavtube Blu-ray to Surface 3/Pro 3 Converter is such a tool with the easiest workflow to help you rip off Blu-ray disc/ISO/folder protection, then convert the decrypted movie to MP4 format with best video settings for Surface 3 & Surface Pro 3. Get Blu-ray to Surface 3/Pro 3 Converter for Mac here; well support Mac Mavericks!

Guide to Convert Blu-ray movies to Surface 3 & Surface Pro 3 on Windows 10/8.1 PC

Step 1. Run Blu-ray to Surface 3/Pro 3 Converter; load Blu-ray.

This converter does not only support Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO, but also able to convert DVD disc/folder/ISO/IFO files. Your ISO image file would be recognized automatically so there’s no need to run virtual drive to mount it any more.

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Step 2. Choose the output format.

Click “Format” bar, you can easily find the optimized videos for Surface 3/Pro 3 tablet under Windows > Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 Video (*.mp4). The output videos could fit on your device perfectly.

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Step 3. Advanced Settings.

Click the Settings icon and you will go into a new interface named Profile Settings. You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel to optimize the output file quality.

Tricks: If you want to watch Blu-ray on Surface 3/Pro 3 tablet in full HD 1080p quality, you can set the video size as 1920*1080. While, if you wanna get a smaller output video, down scale the video size and bite rate.

Step 4. Start converting your Blu-ray movie to Surface 3 & Surface Pro 3.

Click the Convert button; it will convert Blu-ray to Surface 3 & Surface Pro 3 playable videos on Windows 10/8.1 immediately. You can find the process in the Conversion interface. After conversion, save the converted movie onto your local hard drive and transfer them to your Surface 3 & Surface Pro 3 tablet with USB for enjoying during business travels. That’s all!

Additional Tips: How to play various SD/HD/4K Videos on Surface 3/Pro 3 on Windows 10?

If you get some MKV, FLV, M4V, WMV, MOV, AVI, Tivo, XAVC, M2TS, H.265 etc. videos, and have trouble to play them on your Surface 3 or other mobile devices, you’re in the right place. Similarly, we need to solve the problem is still compatible format. You can get Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

A powerful all-in-one tool to convert HD/4K videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, Surface Pro 4, iPhone 6/6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge, Sony Xperia, Google Nexus, Windows Phone, PS3/4, Xbox etc, and deliver high quality video/audio quality at fast conversion speed for playing nicely. Learn >> Why Choose Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Surface 3/Pro 3?

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Good News on May 15th, 2015! Pavtube upgraded its best-selling BDMagic for Mac to version, which features strong and perfect support for Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC MP4 encoding on Mac.

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New features of BDMagic for Mac v4.8.5.1:

1. Supported to encode H.265/HEVC codec

2. Optimize coding parameters

3. Fix some bugs

With the updated Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, you are able to rip 2D/3D Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, standard DVD and ISO files to H.265/HEVC MP4 on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, etc. for watching with Windows 10, H.265 players like DivX Player, PotPlayer, PowerDVD 14 Ultra, etc, and for storage on Mac. What’s more, this program is also a state of full readiness to be a Blu-ray/DVD ripper for Mac users (disc collectors) who want to go on with their Blu-ray/DVD backup plans on Mac for digitizing piles of commercial Blu-ray and DVD movies to other video formats, such as AVI, MP4, H.264, MOV, WMV, MPEG, FLV, MKV, etc. and converting Blu-ray/DVD discs for playback on Xbox, iPhone, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, HTC, and Nexus mobiles and tablets, etc. on Mac with fast ripping speed.

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Further Reading:

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For more info about this Pavtube update, just visit: http://www.multipelife.com/mac-bluray-dvd-upgrade-for-h265.html

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Lenovo has released the Lenovo Tab 2 A8 and A10 as new Android tablet workhorses. The A10 is a 10-inch tablet with a full HD (1080p) display. It is 8.9mm thin and weighs 509g, which is a bit more than the 450g of the iPad Air 2. The A8 tablet has an 8-inch HD (720p) display, and these are more often used in portrait mode, probably for email, social media or news reading. If you want watch iTunes movies on Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10, This article will show you how to play iTunes movies on Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10.

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As we all known, iTunes M4V movie purchased or rented from the iTunes Store is only allowed to play on Apple devices because of the Digital Rights Management. If you have purchased and download a lot of music and video files from the iTunes store and want to enjoy them on your newly bought Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10, you need to remove the DRM protection from the M4V movies by the top DRM removal program.

In order to solve this tough problem, Pavtube ChewTune is recommended for you. (Mac users: ChewTune for Mac ). This is a professional DRM removal tool to help you roll off DRM protection from iTunes Store movie, and convert them to H.264 MP4 as best format for Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10, so that you can watch iTunes purchased videos on Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10.

Therefore, you can freely enjoy iTunes videos on Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Nexus 6/9, Amazon Fire Phone, Kindle Fire HD/HDX, etc without any limitations or DRM protection. Besides, this useful DRM M4V Video Converter not only removes DRM from movies/videos/TV shows purchased from iTunes, but also converts iTunes rented movies to any popular video format like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. for keeping forever.

Guide to free iTunes movies for syncing and enjoying on Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10

Please download the program on your Windows PC first before getting started. A command window will pop up during the installation to install specific audio driver, do not shut down and let it running until the installation completed.

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Step 1. Load .m4v videos.

Run this Pavtube Chewtune as a top DRM Removal Software, and add videos. Drag and drop your videos to it directly, or you can click icon to import them as below.

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Step 2. Choose format.

Click the drop-down-list besides “Format” and choose “Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4)” as the most compatible format with Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10.

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Step 3. Change video specs.

Click “Settings” to enter Profile Settings window, you can find settings for video size, codec, bitrate and frame rate. Learn How to get over 4GB file size limitation for Android.

Step 4. Start M4V to Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10.

Now click the “Convert” icon to start removing DRM from iTune M4V videos and recording iTunes videos to Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10 for playing; this DRM Video Recorder will activate your iTunes automatically and start to play this video. The player windows cannot be removed or closed.

After the conversion, click “Open output folder” to quick locate the converted video and copy to your Lenovo Tab 2 A8 & A10 for watching on the go.

Tip: Pavtube ChewTune help users legally strip off DRM protection from not only iTunes M4V movies, but also Amazon Instant Videos and Digital Copy so that you are able to watch almost all DRM movies on multiple smartphones and tablets anywhere you like.

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With the coming of Mother’s Day 2015, have you had any good idea of your gifts for your dear Mummy? Great news for all multimedia software users for the upcoming Mother’s Day: Pavtube launches a big Mother’s Day Promotion for all multimedia software users to celebrate Mother’s Day until May 14th.

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To commemorate Mother’s Day, everybody is welcome to get Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate v4.8.6.0 20% OFF at our official website, which is a powerful all-in-one utility integrated by DVD Ripper, Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Copy, Blu-ray Copy, Video Converter, Video Editor, etc. Overall, it offers an all in one solution to convert Blu-ray, DVD, MP4, MOV, MKV, MXF, TiVo, et to any video and audio format. The decoding and encoding of H.265/HEVC codec, create 3D movies from 2D or 3D resources is also supported by the program.

See other Mother’s Day specials below:

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To get more detailed information about the 2015 Mother’s Day Big Promotion, you can check the promotion link below:


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About Nexus 6

It is said the features of the latest Nexus 6 should include a 5.2-inch 1080p display, next-generation quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 3GHz, 5MP front-facing camera, 13MP rear camera with 4K video recording and dual LED flash, 3GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB of internal memory, and a self-healing back cover. It shouldn’t run Android KitKat, but a new iteration of Google’s OS: “Android 4.5 Lollypop.”

best profile for nexus 6 How to Create an H.264 MP4/AAC profile for Nexus 6?

Part 1: Google Nexus 6 Supported/Not-Supported Formats

Nexus 6 Video Formats Supported: MP4/H.264

Nexus 6 Audio Formats Supported: MP3/WAV/eAAC+

Google Nexus 6 not supported format:

Video: Blu-ray, DVD, ISO/IFO files, MKV, WMV, MPG, Tivo, AVI with most codec, M4V, MOV, FLV, VOB, MTS, M2TS, ASF, 3GP, NSV, RMVB, WTV, OGV, MXF, VRO, etc.

Audio: M4A, AC3, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA, AU, AIFF, M4B, M4R, MP2, MPA

Part 2: Best Video Setting for Your Google Nexus 6

As shown above in Part 1, you can mainly import and playback video files that are either in the form of an MP4, H.264 or H.265. However, the best video format for your Nexus 6 is still an MP4 paired with the H.264 video codec and AAC audio.

To a large extent the Nexus 6 is compatible with those video/audio formats. Obviously, these few video and audio formats can’t cater to our watching needs if we want to play a variety of YouTube videos with formats like MKV, MOV, FLV, etc. In the other hand, if you have a large collection of movies in Nexus 6 unsupported video formats, you also can’t normally playback them on the Nexus 6, such as play AVI movies on Nexus 6. Anyhow you need convert video to Nexus 6 so as to watch them at any time.

Part 3: How to Create an h.264 MP4/AAC profile for Nexus 6?

Nexus device supports only videos in limited formats. If you have downloaded any video files that are not supported by Nexus 6, try out the Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate which will not fail you. Not all video tools like this all-in-one program offer so many video editing options in this full-features and powerful video converter.

Overall, it can transcode any HD videos, DVD and Blu-ray and output videos and audios easier playable on Google Nexus 6 for watching. Before converting, you can edit videos by trimming, cropping, splitting videos, add text/image/video watermark as copyright protection, and attach external *.srt, *.ass, or *.ssa subtitles into source media for entertainment. Support perfect audio and video synchronization. For Mac users, you can turn to iMedia Converter for Mac (Yosemite include).

Step 1. Download Nexus 6 Video converter from product page, and then install this best video converter on your computer, launch it.

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Step 2. Click add files button on the top left corner to import the files into Nexus 6 video converter. You can add batch files at one time, batch loading and converting is supported by this software.

Step 3. Select Nexus 6 best supported video format. MP4 format is recommended.

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Note: Click on “Settings” you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. What’s the point? How to Create an h.264 MP4/AAC profile for Nexus 6? Here, you can click on “Save as” to rename the profile, such as “Nexus 6 H.264 (*.mp4)”or “Nexus 6 H.264 (*.aac)”. Next time, you can easily find it in “Custom” category.

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Step 4. Press on the big “Convert” button and the HD Videos to Nexus 6 Converter will start converting Any HD Videos to MP4/ACC H.264 format, which plays just fine on the Nexus 6. When the conversion completes, press “Open” to located generated MP4 movie. Then transfer the converted MP4/ACC H.264 format to Nexus 6.

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