How to add/import Amazon Instant Videos to iTunes 11
With the Amazon instant video for iOS app installed, the instant Video is now playing on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Videos you've purchased with Amazon Instant Video will show up instantly on your Apple device once you download and sign into the app.
However, on computer you still have to use the Unbox Player to play Amazon Instant video, and there downloaded movies and TV shows will not add to your iTunes library. If you plan to manually organize all the media in iTunes, there’s a problem with Amazon Instant videos. To watch Amazon Instant Video on iTunes 11, you need to strip DRM and convert Amazon WMV video to iTunes 11 supported format, say H.264 .mp4 video. Follow the guide below to download your Amazon movie purchase to computer and add to iTunes 11.
Part 1. How to download Amazon Instant video to Windows/Mac computer:
All of the videos you buy from Amazon Instant Video are stored in Your Video Library. To download a video from Your Video Library on Amazon.com:
Visit Your Video Library.
Sign into your account if prompted.
Click the video you want to watch.
Choose Download to see a list of download locations and available copies of the video.
If you select Download for offline viewing, choose a download location from the pull-down menu and click Download Now.
Part 2. Get the Amazon WMV videos converted into H.264 MP4.
The key point is to select a useful video encoder. Since the Amazon WMV files are protected by DRM, you need a DRM remover tool. Also, it’s necessary to encode WMV to MP4, because the iTunes simply does not support WMV format. After tested a few tools, we find ChewTune works best. Here you go.
Software Download: ChewTune for Windows | ChewTune for Mac
Step 1: Load Amazon WMV video files to Pavtube ChewTune.
Install and launch the DRM converter, then click the add button to load the WMV video files to the program.
Step 2: Choose H.264 codec format for iTunes to play. Click “Format” and select an output format from the iPad, iPhone or Apple TV group. These presets create H.264 or MPEG-4 encoded MP4 videos that are naturally supported by iTunes. For example, to get 720p HD video, you may choose “iPad>> iPad H.264 Video (*.mp4)” format.
Step 3: Convert Amazon video to iTunes video format.
Now just click the convert button and start to convert Amazon video to iTunes friendly video format with ease.
Part 3. Add converted Amazon movies to iTunes library.
When the conversion task is finished, you can click “Open” button on ChewTune to get the final output files. Now the movies are turned into free MP4 files. Just open up your iTunes, then drag and drop the videos to iTunes Movie library. See how to add video to iTunes 11 (the latest version).