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. Therefore many of the videos you come across on the web or other sources can’t be added directly to iTunes or transferred to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. MPG is no exceptation. Luckily, this problem is easy to solve — all you have to do is convert the MPG videos to iTunes compatible MOV or MP4 format. Once yo have, you can add them to iTunes and use them like any other file iTunes supports.
The article will tell you how to encode/re-encode MPG to iTunes supported file format on Mac (OS X El Capitan included) using an easy-to-use yet powerful Video Converter program from Brorsoft Studio. It provides fast access to high-qualified and easy-handled converting and converting from MPG files 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. Here comes the detail.
Note: This program is cross-platform, and below guide takes Mac screenshots. If you’re running a Windows, please get the Video Converter for Windows. The way to convert MPG to iTunes on Windows and Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer’s operating system.
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How to convert and import MPG videos to iTunes
Step 1: Load MPG videos into MPG to iTunes converter
Install and run this video converter for iTunes on your Mac, add the MPG or MKV, AVI, VOB 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
Since iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format.
If you eventually want to play the video on your iPhone, iPod, iPod and the likes, you can select your device model from an array of presets and the program will set the optimum resolution, bit rates, codecs, and other parameters without your say-so.
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”.
Additional Tips: If you’re attempting to add your movies from DVD/Blu-ray discs as well your downloaded movies to iTunes on Mac, at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one iMedia Converter Mac program will be a nice choice for you.