Can't Add MP4 to iTunes? Solved.
Are you having trouble adding MP4 to iTunes? It's a common problem because iTunes can be picky about what format it accepts. iTunes can accept MP4 format, but there are some limitations on video codecs. MP4, a container format, differs in video codecs. If your MP4 files are rejected by iTunes, it's most likely the codecs in MP4 files are unaccepted by iTunes.
It seems very difficult for you to figure out the video format and video codec. It doesn't matter. You don't have to understand them. There is an easy way to resolve your problem as long as you use a professional MP4 to iTunes converter.
Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ) has optimized an optimum preset for iTunes. You just select it as the output format to convert from your MP4 files. The output files are assured to play in iTunes smoothly, even be used on its devices.
1 Import MP4 to this MP4 to iTunes converter
To import your local MP4 video files to this app for video conversion, you have two optional ways. One is to hit the menu to browse your computer to select and import your MP4 files. The Secord one is to directly drag and drop your local MP4 files to this program.
You can see all imported MP4 videos are added to the left item trey of this app, shown as follows.
2 Select an iTunes supported format as the output format
In order to make the output files 100% supported by iTunes, the directly-optimized pre-settings are strongly recommended. Selecting one of them as the output format is the best choice for you, so you don't worry about the video codec error.
Open the output format window by hitting the "Output Format" icon on the right side of the main interface, and then go to the"Apple" category to select the Apple device model you want. The output format is not only fully compatible with iTunes, but also suitable for the corresponding Apple device best.
3 Convert MP4 to iTunes compatible formats
Press the "Convert" button on the bottom-right corner of this app's interface. By doing this, you're asking this app to start converting your MP4 files to iTunes. Next, you can let it do the resting thing in the background.
4 Transfer MP4 to iTunes for use
When the conversion is done, you're able to import these output files to iTunes without any trouble. To do it, you just run iTunes and go to "File">"Add File to Library" to navigate to the output folder you've set to select and import the converted files. That's all.
With this smart Video Converter, Converting MP4 to iTunes is a breeze. Once these converted videos are added to your iTunes library, you can use them on any of your Apple devices as if they're made specifically for iTunes. Just connect your Apple device to the computer via cable, and then sync these output files to your device via iTunes.
Also, you can refer to this following video tutorial step by step:
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