Converting MTS to iTunes friendly MP4/MOV format

Published on by Chris King

You may find that iTunes does not support MTS footage. Thus, MTS files must first be converted into a supported video file type before iTunes can import them. Read this article below and you will how to.

Converting MTS to iTunes friendly MP4/MOV format

I'm trying to import MTS to iTunes library and iTunes doesn't seem to take the MTS clips. Apparently there's a workaround to get rid of the issue. Since MTS is not natively supported by iTunes, what I do next is to convert MTS to iTunes natively supported format MP4, MOV or M4V. And then all I need is to drag the result videos to iTunes for easy playback and management.

If we want to add and play MTS files in iTunes, it is necessary to convert MTS to MP4/MOV/M4V using third-party software. I recommended you to try Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is a professional tool for Mac users to transcode full HD 1080p MTS videos to iTunes(iTunes 12) with the best quality. Besides MTS, this video converting app can also batch convert AVI, WMV, MPG, VOB, FLV, MKV to iTunes compatible format under Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion.

*P.S. For those who want to convert and put MTS to iTunes(iTunes 12) on Windows(Windows 8), please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.

How to Convert MTS to iTunes with high video quality

Step 1. Load MTS videos Launch the MTS to iTunes converter; click disc button to import MTS files into the program. Loaded MTS clips can be previewed in the right preview window.

Step 2. Decide on output format Click the drop down box of "Format", through which it is possible to select iTunes highly compatible format like H.264 MP4, MPEG-4, QuickTime MOV, from "Common Video" profile list. If you want to add MTS to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or iPod as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for your iDevices.

Step 3. Start converting MTS to iTunes The final step is to tap the Convert button and commence converting MTS to iTunes files.

After the conversion, click on "Open" button to access to the videos you converted. Open your iTunes and import the MTS (now in iTunes friendly video format) to its Movies library by clicking File -> Add File to Library. Enjoy.

Additional features of the best MTS to iTunes Converter:

a. Profile settings. If you need, you can also click "Settings" to modify parameters of your output profile to meet your professional needs: bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.

b. Edit MTS movies (Optional). You can even use its provided Edit feature to edit your output video by cropping, adding watermarks, trimming and setting special effect so on.

Editor’s Note:
For new iTunes 12, there’s little difference with the previous version. You can learn how to add videos to iTunes 12 in detail.

1. Start iTunes 12.
2. Click File > Add File to Library.
3. Click View and select Movies, then your movie library will be presented.
4. Click Home Videos and now you can find your transferred videos. In this interface, you can also directly drag and drop local video files.

Related Guides:

Handbrake can’t convert WMV to iTunes 12 for iPhone/iPad
Add All MP4 Files into iTunes Library
Can't play MKV movie by iTunes(12)- Solution

Comment on this post

Johnny 02/04/2015 09:42

Now my collected MTS videos can be added to iTunes now with the help of Brorsoft Video Converter. Great product!

Lize 02/02/2015 11:40

This is the best app I've tried yet. Used Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, I can now import the new file to iTunes easily. Thanks a lot.