Many users as you can’t successfully add MP4 videos to iTunes 11 in various situations. This tutorial just aims to solve iTunes 11 won’t import MP4 issue.
MP4 might be one of the most used file formats in our multi-media life. However, when you try to add MP4 to iTunes library, or even want to sync them to work on your iDevices like Apple TV, iPhone or iPad, you may have met the trouble- iTunes won’t accept your MP4 files. Are you looking for a simple solution to importing multiple MP4 videos into iTunes with smooth playback? Here is how to.
Though iTunes announced to support MP4 files, we still often encounter iTunes won't import MP4 issue. Actually, MP4 is a container format encoded with many different video and audio codecs: DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, AC3, WMA, AAC, etc. iTunes only supports MPEG-4 and AAC; H.264 and AAC codec. If the MP4 video is encode with iTunes unsupported video or audio codec, iTunes will not read it. To copy MP4 to iTunes, you will need to convert MP4 to iTunes MP4 codec. Here I will recommend a great MP4 to iTunes Converter Mac- Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you.
It is a professional yet easy-to-use high-quality video converter, player and editor which is fully compatible with all major Mac OS X operating systems. With it, you can effortlessly change MP4 files to iTunes supported video/audio codec without any loss of quality. If you're facing incompatibility issues of adding video files like TiVo, FLV, F4V, AVI, VOB, MKV, WMV, MPG to iTunes, you can just use this great utility to achieve your goal smoothly. By the way, it's also available for Windows users and you can download the Windows version from here.
How to Convert and Import MP4 to iTunes on Mac
Step 1 - Add MP4 files
Simply drag-and-drop your MP4 video to the program window or click "Add Files" button to load MP4 files. You can add multiple files at a time an convert them in batch.
Step 2 - Select iTunes supported format
To make the output files 100% supported by iTunes, the directly-optimized presets are strongly recommended. Click Format bar and select Apple device model you want. The output format is not only compatible with iTunes, but also suitable for corresponding Apple device best. Of course, you can also choose MP4, MOV, M4V from “Common Video” as the output format as long as you make sure the video, audio codec are iTunes supported.
Step 3 - Start conversion
Simply click the "Convert" button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.
After conversion, launch iTunes, drag and drop converted MP4 files to iTunes library or use the “Add to Library” option on the “File” menu. Once all this is done, sync your iOS device with iTunes and your videos will be ready to play, enjoy them!