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Xvid/DivX to iTunes: How to Import DivX/Xvid Files to Your iTunes Library

DivX and Xvid files are usually compressed long video files that retain a high level of detail, but the problem is that they often aren't compatible for playing on other media software programs like iTunes.

You might have a comprehensive library of downloaded movie files with DivX or Xvid encoded, but in order to watch them you usually have to download other software or codecs. And to play them in iTunes, you also have to use a third-party tool to help you convert Xvid/ DivX to iTunes supported formats. In this article, I mainly teach you how to easily import DivX/Xvid to iTunes by instantly resolving this frustrating format issue with Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ), so that you can play and manage Xvid/DivX files in iTunes without any trouble. Here's how you do it!

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1 Download, install and run this DivX to iTunes converter

Click the download link below to download the right version on your computer. After installation, double click the desk icon to run this DivX/Xvid to iTunes converter.

2 Import DivX or Xvid files to the program

In the main interface of this app, there is the  convert divx to itunes button available for you to import your DivX files or Xvid. If your DivX or Xvid files are at hand, directly drag and drop the target files to this program. At once, you'll see all your wanted files are added to the left pane of this app, shown as follows.

 divx to itunes conversion

3 Choose an iTunes friendly format as the output format

We know, iTunes supports M4V format with H.264 codec. So here, we can take M4V for example. Now, I'll show how to choose M4V as the output format and set H.264 codec in this app.

Click the format image on the right side of the interface to pop up the "Output Format" window. Here, you can select M4V format under the category of "Format">"Video", and then choose H.264 in the "Video Encoder" option by hitting the gear "Settings" icon. If you import several WAV files to convert, you have to do these settings for each video. This app will automatically apply the same settings to all video files.

 divx to itunes converter

4 Convert DivX/Xvid to iTunes

When everything is ok, on the bottom-right corner of the Video Converter's interface, you can hit the "Convert" button to start video conversion. Now, you can see the conversion progress bar with the Percent Complete and remaining time showing.

When the conversion is done, launch iTunes, and go to "File">"Add File to Library" to navigate to the output folder to import all the output files, or go to "File">"Add Folder to Library" to import the output folder instead.

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Worked like a charm! My elementary students make a monthly TV show called 'The Owl's Hoot,' (YouTUbe channel: JoshuaTreeOwls), and one of the students made a movie at home and brought it to me on disk to transfer to iMovie for final editing of the show. Tried everything I knew to convert it to .m4p file, quicktime, share to iTunes, and converted using 'Divx for Mac' -- I could then WATCH the movie but not import/export to iMovie or iTunes or anything else. So when I googled 'how to put Divx movie into iMovie' this site popped up, the longest thing was the download; once installed, got it converted and into iMovie before Rudolph could buff his shiny nose! THANK YOU CHRISTINE! LIve Long and Prosper and May the Force be with You!
Hi, leakiM, I'm afraid not. This is Apple iTunes restriction, only support MOV, MPEG, MP4 format file.
Great tutorial, but it feels like a lot of work duplicating a movie. isnt there any way without converting?
Great tutorial, thank you! Exactly what I needed! I was not familiar with the divx format and I was stuck! Thank you again!