How to Import Videos to Your iTunes Library
iTunes is very picky about what formats it supports. So people can feel very frustrating when it comes to import video to iTunes. Especially when they try to import their video collections, which are from a variety of sources and are in different video formats, they can feel suffering. That’s why we have developed Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ). With it, it’s now easier than ever to transfer video files to iTunes library.
Wondershare Video Converter — our new iTunes compatible software, is absolutely a professional video to iTunes converter. Thanks to it, the process has never been simpler. Now, you can manage your video files in iTunes or sync to Apple devices for entertainment anytime and anywhere. Here's how you get there.
1 Add videos to the video to iTunes converter
To import your local video files to this app, you have three optional ways. Hit the button or go to "File"> "Add File" menu to import your wanted videos from your computer to this app. Alternatively, directly drag videos to this program.
After that, all imported videos are listed in the left item trey, shown as thumbnails. This app supports almost all popular video format input. So you can use it to convert almost any video to iTunes.
2 Choose an iTunes supported format as the output format
We know, M4V with H.264 codec is an iTunes compatible format. So here, we can select M4V as the output format and set H.264 as its video codec. Just hit the "Output Format" button on the right side of the interface, and then select M4V format in the "Format">"Video" category. To set video codec, you need to click the "Settings" option and choose “H.264” in “video Encoder” option.
Of course, you can select any one directly-optimized presetting in “Apple” category instead. Because all output formats in this category are fully compatible with iTunes.
3 Convert video to iTunes
On the lower-right corner of the Video Converter’s interface, you can press the "Convert" button to start converting your files to a iTunes friendly format. Immediately, you’ll see the progress bar with the Percent Complete and remaining time showing.
After you finish the video conversion, you can import the output files to iTunes. Run iTunes, and then directly drag the converted files from the output folder to iTunes library. If you want to play them to Apple devices, just continue to sync them to your device via iTunes.