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Updated on May 9, 2020

If you have a lot of videos or movies in MP4 format, you may want to put them on iTunes so that you can watch them at any time. But you may encounter the problem that you can't import or find MP4 files in iTunes. How to fix this issues? Complicated as it may seem, this oft-asked question is acutally easy to unravel. This article will analyze the causes and provide you with a detailed tutorial to add MP4 to iTunes successfully. Please keep reading.

Two Possible Causes and Two Validated Fixes for iTunes Not Recognizing MP4 Files

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Q: Installed iTunes for the first time on my Win XP machine. No problem adding MP3s to my library. However, iTunes won't allow me to add MP4s even when I tried to add them manually. They play on my PC in QuickTime so they are valid files. When I click on my library's TV Shows, I just see a white screen with "TV Shows" and directions to buy or rent from the iTunes store. Same is true for movies.  Help?

A: Many people may ask: Will iTunes support MP4? Of course yes. iTunes is a powerful media container developed by Apple that allows users to purchase or play media content on it, which is very convenient. As a result, in addition to buying favorite media content on the iTunes store, many people like to add local files to the iTunes library for playback on iOS devices. Although iTunes supports playback of QuickTime, MPEG-4 and MP4 videos and other video formats, sometimes you may be in the place where the MP4 files you have added are not shown/recognized/allowed in iTunes. To this end, we summarize the following two possible reasons and offer corresponding fixes:

Reasons-1: The MP4 Files are in Other Directories .
After upgrading to iTunes11, all your local added MP4 video files will be displayed under the Home Videos in the Movies category. However, the files you added before the version are in the "My Movies" section. So you may not be able to find the files you just added in the right categories in an accurate and timely manner.

Fix: find your MP4 files in the right directories.

Reasons-2: MP4 Files Contain Incompatible Format Encoders
MP4 container format includes multiple video and audio codecs (H264, MPEG-4, AAC, AC3, etc.), but fewer are supported by iTunes. If your MP4 files cannot be recognized by iTunes, it may be that your MP4 files contain a codec that is not compatible with iTunes.

Fix: convert the codec of the MP4 files into an iTunes compatible one

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How to Convert MP4 to iTunes with HD Video Converter Factory Pro

In order to import MP4 into iTunes, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, a very professional and efficient converter, is your right choice. This software can also meet the need of converting MP3 to iPhone, WebM iOS and so on. Follow the steps below to learn the tutorial of how to encode MP4 to iTunes so that you can solve how to put MP4 on iTunes without a hitch.

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Two Steps to Convert MP4 to iTunes

Import MP4 File

Before start, please free download and install the software on PC.

Step 1. Import MP4 to the Software

Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and click Converter under the video option. Then click the +Add Files icon on the top menu to add mp4 videos or drag and drop MP4 files to the interface directly.

Change Video Format

Step 2. Choose the iTunes Supported Video Format

Hit the "Click to change output format" section on the right and click on the Apple logo under the "Select Device" tab to select " iTunes Video" or your Apple device model. (Or you can select the MP4 format directly in the Video drop-down list.) Finally, set the output path to save the new file via the inverted triangle at the bottom and hit the Run button to start the conversion. Once it finishes, you can import the file to iTunes easily.

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As you can see, the two methods for adding MP4 to iTunes are the easiest and most convenient ways for you. With these methods, I hope that you can enjoy MP4 files on iPhone, iPad with iTunes with ease.

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