iTunes doesn't support the AVI format. In order to add MKV files to iTunes, you need to first convert AVI to iTunes supported formats. This article will give you some hints.
The purpose of adding to iTunes could be many: easier access to media while in Front Row, better organization of TV shows/music videos which were not downloaded from Apple iTunes Store, managing your media with movie information, Cover art and such. However, you might have noticed that you can't usually add your media files like AVI to iTunes library due to the format limit(It only supports MP4, MOV and M4V). This article tells you how to convert AVI to iTunes(iTunes 12) compatible format easily and quickly on Mac OS X (Yosemite/Mavericks).
In order to add AVI files to iTunes, you need to first convert AVI to iTunes supported formats. Here we introduce Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you complete the conversion on Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks. With it, you can convert AVI videos to iTunes playable files with fast speed and high quality. Apart from AVI, it can also convert other video formats like MKV, WMV, FLV, VOB, 3GP, etc to iTunes friendly format. What’s more, this video converter is built with a video editor, which lets you touch up the video as you like. If you're a Windows user, simply get the equivalent Windows version Brorsoft Video Converter to convert AVI to iTunes in Windows (Windows 8).
How to convert AVI to iTunes for syncing to iPhone, iPad with ease
Here the detailed steps to convert AVI format to iTunes on Mac are introduced. The way to finish your task in Windows is almost the same. So don't be confused. Just make sure you've got the right version.
1. Import AVI files to the converter
Run the AVI to iTunes converter and load the AVI video files you want to convert for iTunes. Click the Add button to load your files or just drag and drop the AVI files to the program UI.
2. Choose iTunes friendly format
Click the Format bar and choose MP4, M4V or MOV from Common Video profile as output format, which is accepted by iTunes.
Tip: If you eventually want to play AVI files on your iPhone, iPod, iPod and the likes, you can select your device model from an array of presets and the program allows you to set the optimum resolution, bit rates, codecs, and other parameters as you want.
3. Start AVI to iTunes conversion
Hit the "Convert" button to let this smart converter start the MKV to MP4/MOV/M4V conversion on Mac for iTunes. When the conversion is done, you can find the converted file by clicking the open button.
4. Import AVI to iTunes library
Now start iTunes and click File > Add File to Library to add the converted AVI files to iTunes library. After that, you can play the AVI files in iTunes smoothly or sync them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. for playing on the go.
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