Can’t Add MP4 to iTunes? Here’s the Fix!

iTunes is a powerful media container developed by Apple that allows users to purchase or play media files. Many people like to add local files to the iTunes library for playback, but sometimes they may encounter the problem of can’t import or find MP4 files in iTunes. Given this, the following article shares two easy ways to help you add MP4 to iTunes.

Tips. It’s highly recommended to install the efficient iTunes MP4 converter for this task:

Vita Vita | Updated on Jul 14, 2023

Part 1. Why Can’t Add MP4/MPEG-4 to iTunes?

Part 2. Best Solution to Convert MP4 to iTunes Format

Part 3. MP4 Video to iTunes Converter Online

Part 1. Why Can’t Add MP4/MPEG to iTunes?

Reason 1: Incompatible Video Codec

iTunes supports playback of QuickTime, MP4, and M4V videos, but it doesn’t mean all MP4 files can be accepted by iTunes player. MP4 is a video container format that can be encoded with H.264, H.265, H.263, MPEG-4, Xvid, AC3, AAC, etc. while iTunes only recognizes a few codecs like MPEG-4, H.264, and AAC. If you import MP4 files with iTunes-unsupported codecs, the playback will definitely fail.

Reason 2: Wrong Section/Category

If you imported MP4 into iTunes successfully but couldn’t find them in your library, you should check the videos in the right section. Since the release of iTunes 11, all the local added videos will be displayed in the “Movies” category under “Home Videos” (rather than “My Movies” under “Movies”).

It’s easy to find the local added MP4 files in the correct category in iTunes. But how to deal with videos with incompatible codecs? The following part gives useful methods via iTunes MP4 video conversion. Read on to get more details.

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Part 2. Best Solution to Convert MP4 to iTunes Format

To import MP4 into iTunes with the right video and audio codecs, a good iTunes video converter is necessary. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is such a professional program to solve video/audio incompatibility issues. It provides more than 500 output formats, codecs, and devices, enabling you to directly convert the unaccepted MP4 files to iTunes video format easily. This converter supports batch mode and hardware acceleration so you can save much time and energy. The whole workflow is simple and fast.

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How to Convert MP4 to iTunes Video Format

Step 1. Load MP4 into the Converter

Start HD Video Converter Factory Pro and choose Converter on the home interface. Import the unsupported MP4 files by clicking the Add Files button or simple drag-and-drop.

Import MP4 Files

Step 2. Select iTunes Video Format

Click the format image on the right side of the interface. Hit the Apple icon under the Device category and choose iTunes Video as the output format.

Tips. After selecting the output format, you can modify the related parameters of the iTunes video. Open “Parameter settings” to change video resolution, adjust bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc. and boost the volume according to your needs.

Finish Output Settings

Step 3. Export iTunes Video Files

Press the inverted triangle button to set a destination for the converted files. Then click Run to start the conversion. A few seconds later, you can get the final files in a new pop-up window.

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Part 3. MP4 to iTunes Converter Online

Another way to import MP4 into iTunes is to make the video file completely supported by iTunes via online video converters. Take as an example. It supports converting local files and offers the specific iTunes video format so you can perform the conversion without any hassle. But it allows one file conversion only at a time and the max file size is limited to 250MB.

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Here’s how to convert MP4 to iTunes with it:

Step 1. Open the converter on your browser with the URL:

Step 2. Click the “Browse” button to add a local MP4 file.

Step 3. Unfold the “Output format” list and choose “Apple iPod/iTunes Video File(.m4v)”.

Step 4. Click “Convert” to start uploading and converting the MP4 video.

Step 5. When the process is finished, click the link to download the converted file to your computer. And for your privacy, you’d better delete the output file on the site permanently.

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Bottom Line

This article has given reasons and fixes to the iTunes not importing MP4 issue. Can you add MP4 to iTunes and find it in the right replace now? If you encounter any problems during the conversion process, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for reading!

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