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iTunes MP4 Solution: Make iTunes library accept/sync MP4 files smoothly

August 12 2014 , Written by sophializhu Published on #iTunes MP4 Solution, #mp4 to itunes, #Make iTunes library accept-sync MP4 files, #make iTunes ingest MP4 videos, #iTunes won't add MP4 files, #Convert MP4 to iTunes Supported Video Formats, #mport MP4 to iTunes, #Add MP4 files into iTunes Library, #iTunes and MP4

Summary: Can't upload MP4 files into iTunes library? Follow this article, you will know clearly how to import MP4 files to iTunes without problem.

Althoug iTunes announced that it could support MP4 files, users still encountered issues while trying to import MP4 videos into iTunes.

"Installed iTunes for the first time on WinXP machine. No problem adding MP3's to my library. iTunes will not allow me to add mp4/avi/mkv (tv shows) to iTunes even with add a file manually. They play on my PC in Quicktime so they are valid files. Why?"

MP4 is a media container format which can be encoded with many different video and audio codecs like DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, AC3, WMA, AAC, etc. While iTunes only supports few video and audio codec like MPEG-4/H.264 and AAC. That is to say, if the MP4 video is encode with iTunes unsupported video or audio codec, iTunes will not accept it.

To solve MP4 and iTunes incompatible problem, an ideal tool--Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac can help you out. It can convert any type videos like AVI, MKV, MPG besides MP4 to iTunes supported MOV/ MP4 format without losing any video quality on Mac OS X(Mavericks included). Apart from that, its built-in editor can help users to do some basic editing work before conversion, like trimming, cutting, adding audio information/watermark .ect. If you are a PC user, Brorsoft Video Converter is specially designed for you. Now, download the App you want and follow below guide to start MP4 to iTunes conversion.

How to make iTunes ingest MP4 videos easily

Step 1: Import MP4 files to App

Install and run the video converter, and then click the "Add" button to load MP4 videos. You can also use the drag&drop method to load the media files to the app.

Step 2: Select iTunes supported format

Since iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format. If you want to add MP4 to iTunes for syncing to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, you can directly select a format from special device column like iPad.

Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters, like audio&video bitrate, video size, channel as you need.

Step 3: Start MP4 to iTunes conversion

Click the "Convert" icon after all settings, and the Video Converter will start transcoding MP4 to iTunes on Mac OS X immediately.

Step 4: Import MP4 to iTunes library

After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now you can open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag&drop the converted video to iTunes.

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