How to Convert WMV to iTunes (Mountian Lion included)
I have some WMV files shared from one friend of mine. When I tried to drag them into iTunes movie folder for management, they didn't show up. Someone told me I have to convert my format, but, how to convert WMV to iTunes?
Yes, iTunes doesn't accept WMV format, either on Window or Mac platform. WMV is a video compression format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. It has been widely used in streaming or downloading video over Internet. You're likely to acquire these WMV files via downloading from video sites or sharing from others who have PCs. While iTunes, as all know, is a proprietary digital media player application and also an powerful tool to manage the contents on Apple's iPod, iPhone and iPad. It can only recognize the codecs like H.264 and MPEG-4 in MP4, M4V, and WMV format.
In a word, to convert WMV to iTunes for file management or sync to Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod etc., you need to convert WMV files to an iTunes-friendly format like M4V or MP4. In this case, a WMV to iTunes converter is indispensable for you. This article here mainly shows you how to convert WMV to iTunes with this smart Windows version of WMV to iTunes Video Converter. But if you want to convert WMV to iTunes in Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included), please select the Mac version here. And if necessary, you can refer to a Mac users' guide.
1 Import WMV files to this WMV to iTunes converter
Install and run this smart app. Then you have three ways to import WMV files. Directly drag one or more WMV files to this app or go to "Add Files" to add WMV files.
2 Choose an output format
M4V is highly compatible with iTunes as well as Apple devices like iPhone etc. Here, I take M4V for example.
In "Format">"Video" category of the format drop-down list, select M4V. At this time, you can also set video Resolution, Frame Rate, Bit Rate and Code etc. by hitting "Settings" option.
Note: If your final goal is just to put WMV files on Apple devices, such as iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, here, you can directly select an optimized output format in the "Apple" category.
3 Start to convert WMV to iTunes
Now, you need to hit "Convert" to convert WMV to iTunes. When the conversion is done, you can get some iTunes-friendly files. Now, you can drag these output files to iTunes without any problem. Or even continue to sync files to Apple devices like iPhone etc.