The flash FLV videos can’t be added directly to iTunes. To do that, you’ll need to convert the FLV videos to iTunes compatible video formats like MP4 first. Here is the simple how-to process.
If you find some wonderful FLV videos from YouTube or other video-sharing sites, you may want to import them to iTunes library for easy syncing with your iDevices. The reality is that iTunes don’t support FLV and no video will play under that format. Actually, iTunes is very picky about what kind of formats can be imported into it, and only a few of media formats are supported by iTunes, including MOV and MP4. So your FLV video has to be converted into a format that is well supported by iTunes as nothing short of that will work.
To finish the task, you’ll need to get some help from third-party programs. There are many video converter programs out there that let you do the job. You can refer to the article “Top 5 Free Video Converter Programs” to find a suitable one. If you are seeking for the best video output quality, fastest video conversion speed, and the most formats supported, Brorsoft Video Converter (available for Windows and Mac users) will be your best choice.
The program provides fast access to high-qualified and easy-handled converting and converting from any video file including FLV, MKV, VOB, AVI, MPG, etc. to virtually any video formats, SD version and HD version. Meanwhile, it directly offer presets for iOS devices and Apple TV, so that you can import the converted files to iTunes smoothly and play them perfectly on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, etc.
The process on encoding/re-encoding FLV to iTunes-friendly formats is simple as ABC. After downloding, follow the wizard to install and run the program. The mac version is Video Converter for Mac. Now just follow the tutorial below to learn how to convert FLV videos for adding to iTunes library.
How to convert and import FLV files to iTunes
This program is cross-platform, and below guide takes Windows (Windows 10 included) screenshots. The way to transcode FLV to iTunes format on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer’s operating system.
Step 1. Load FLV videos into FLV to iTunes converter
Install and run this video converter for iTunes, add the FLV, or MKV, AVI, VOB, MPG videos which you want to convert by directly dragging them to the main window of this program. Another way to import files can be done with clicking the Add button.
Step 2. Select iTunes supported format
Click Format bar and choose any of the MP4, M4V and MOV from “Common Video” as the output file format. If you want to import FLV to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select a format from decent device preset like iPad.
Tips: Your original videos comes in several parts and you want to combine them into a single video file for continuous playback? Just turn on the “Merge into one file” option beside “Settings” button, then your video will be merged into one automatically after conversion.
Step 3. Converting MKV to iTunes
When everything is OK, simply click the Convert button to begin the conversion from FLV to iTunes format. When the conversion is finished, you can import and play your videos on iTunes or transfer them to iPhone, iPad via iTunes with ease.