The HTC One X is a great device for video playback, with rich colours, an excellent frame rate to minimise blur, and Beats Audio providing pretty rich sound. Firstly, the video quality looks superb on that large 4.7-inch screen, with a sharp 720p definition to everything you want to watch. The main video player app also allows you to stream out to a smart TV or computer thanks to the inbuilt DLNA which makes watching a film on the train then instantly popping it up to a large screen TV when you walk through the door an ace experience.
HTC’s not quite managed to live up to its promise of supported file types though, as while we managed to drop MP4 and 3GP file types onto the device without a problem, AVI files refused to play despite being listed as compatible. We recommend you to get an Android based video encoder to help reformat your MKV and AVI videos so as to play smoothly on HTC One X.
In terms of getting content onto the HTC One X, that’s a little trickier, as you’re limited to Google Play Movies, or the HTC Watch service. The former is good in that it allows you to download HD films; however the selection is limited and the cost is nearly £5 just to RENT one of them, let alone buy it. It’s a great regret that you can’t get iTunes movies and TV shows to HTC One X – because purchased M4V media are protected – unless you strip the DRM protection. This is not legally allowed, though. See how to get it done below.
Transfer iTunes M4V and TV Shows to HTC One X/S/V
Required Tool: DRM Video Converter for Windows
Before conversion you need to change iTunes options:
1. Start up iTunes, and switch to “Movies” under LIBRARY.
2. Select the movies you’d like to convert, right click and select “Get Info”.
3. In the “Multiple Item Information” window, switch to “Options” tab, find “Remember position” and select “No” from its drop-down list. Click “OK”.
Now you’re ready to remove DRM from iTunes movies with iTunes to HTC One X Converter.
1. Run the DRM video converter, click “Add” button on the main interface to import iTunes movies, or you may drag and drop the movies from iTunes Movie Library to the software.
2. Click “Video files to” and select an output format for playing on HTC One X/S/V. Here I suggest you choose “ Common Video > MP4 Video (AVC)” as output format. This format shrinks a 100min movie to about 1GB and still keeps good quality and aspect ratio. Also, it’s a streaming media format, meaning you can stream the output video from or to HTC One X/S/V via DLNA.
3. Click “Start” to DRM-free iTunes movies. The conversion proceeds as iTunes plays the movies. So DO NOT turn off iTunes until the conversion is completed.
When conversion completes, click “Open” to locate the DRM-free movies. Now you’re ready to transfer DRM-free iTunes movies to HTC smartphone. See how to put videos to HTC One X/S/V.