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.
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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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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.
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.
Another way to import MP4 into iTunes is to make the video file completely supported by iTunes via online video converters. Take convertfiles.com 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.
Here’s how to convert MP4 to iTunes with it:
Step 1. Open the converter on your browser with the URL: https://www.convertfiles.com/convert/video/MP4-to-M4V.html
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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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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