iTune only supports MP4, MOV and M4V formats. If you’ve recently discovered how frustrating it is to add AVI files to iTunes in Windows or Mac, you can get the perfect solution in this article. iTunes is unable to support AVI (DivX, Xvid included) format. So you can’t import AVI to iTunes for organization, let alone play AVI in iTunes or sync to Apple products like iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple TV for playback. If you want to sync AVI files to iTunes, first you need to convert AVI to iTunes (iTunes 11) supported format like H.264 MP4.
If you’re interested in doing likewise, check out Brorsoft’s Video Converter, a powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor, which is available for Windows and Mac computers. The program ensures zero quality loss and ultra-fast encoding speed. If you are uploading video files formatted in AVI, VOB, WMV, TiVo, MKV to iTunes for further syncing smoothly, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from here.
Note: This program is cross-platform, and below guide takes Windows screenshots. If you’re running a Mac, please get the Mac Video Converter. The way to encode AVI to iTunes on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer’s operating system.
How to convert and import AVI files to iTunes with 3 easy steps
Step 1: Download and install Brorsoft Video Converter on your computer. Run it and click Add Files to import the AVI files to be converted from local hard drive or other portable devices. You can also drag the files to this program directly. Batch conversion is supported.
Note: If you want to join all videos into one file, just tick “Merge into one file” on the bottom of the window of this program.
Step 2: 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 want to import .mkv to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select a format from decent device preset like iPad.
Step 3: When all settings are done, what you need to do now is to click the Convert button on the right bottom of the main window.
When the conversion is finish, you will be able to transfer all the converted files to iTunes with ease. It’s easy, right?
To import videos to iTunes, open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag and drop the converted video to iTunes. And then find the video in the Movies category.
To sync the converted video to your device, first connect your device to your PC or Mac. Then find your device in the iTunes’ sidebar. In the Summary tab, click Sync at bottom to sync iTunes content to your device.