Best MP4 to iTunes Converter for Mac and Windows

Convert and Transfer MP4 to iTunes, iPod,iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, iMovie, etc.


Q 1: “iTunes won't add mp4 video files to the library. Hi everyone, I'm on Windows XP with the latests versions of both iTunes and QuickTime and I'm trying to add videos to my iTunes library so I can put them on my iPad. I know iTunes doesn't support all video files, so I've converted my video to both .mov and .mp4 files. When I try to add the video to the library (by using "add file to library" button or dragging), nothing happens. The video won't show up on any category. I've been searching for solutions for 3 hours on the Internet, I've tried reconverting my video using Videora and Handbreak, I've tried reinstalling iTunes, but all have been useless.”

Q 2: “MP4 movie work in iTunes, but will not sync onto 160G iPod. All of my other movies, which were all converted in MP4 format, uploaded onto my 160G iPod just fine. But this new movie, which I downloaded as an MP4 (I could not find an AVI format version to convert) is completely ignored when syncing my iPod. The box that needs the check-mark has the check, and the move plays just fine. My iTunes is up to date. Any idea's? I really want this movie on my iPod.”

Two typical problems are selected from the forums, from which we can conclude that “Can’t add MP4 to iTunes” and “Can’t sync MP4 to iPod/iPad/iPhone via iTunes” are the main dilemma we met. To solve the problems, let’s firstly get to know what the reasons are on earth.

Reasons Why Can’t Add MP4 to iTunes

Reason one: Although iTunes claimed that it supports files with extension like .mov, .m4v, or .mp4, in fact only MP4 files with certain codec are allowed. To be more precise, only the MP4 files encoded as 540 kbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with an approximately 128 kbit/s AAC audio track or encoded as 1.5 Mbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with a minimum 128 kbit/s AAC audio track are compatible with iTunes.

Reason two: Even when you successfully add the MP4 to iTunes, you may find that you still can’t sync MP4 to your Apple device like iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc. The reason is that Apple devices require more specific video formats and codecs.

Best Solution to Add MP4 to iTunes

This article offers an easy-to-follow solution about how to add MP4 to iTunes. With this Avdshare Video Converter, we can set iTunes or Apple devices supporting video format with certain codec as the output format, in this way successfully import MP4 to iTunes and sync MP4 to iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc.

With the following instruction, you can also convert other video or audio file to iTunes and sync to Apple devices. The original format could be any format like MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, VOB, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, ASF, WTV, FLV, DV, MPEG, MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC, AAC, AC3, etc.

Besides that, this powerful app has a built-in video editor which can slightly adjust the videos trim/crop/merge /split video files, and adjust the video bit rate/resolution/ratio apect, add/delete/edit the subtitle, customize the video effect like brightness/contrast/saturation, rotate the video to a special angle, etc. You can refer to the specific article to learn it in detail.

Instruction on How to Convert MP4 to iTunes

Please follow the step-by-step guide to convert M2TS videos to iMovie with Avdshare Video Converter.

Get ready: Free download MP4 to iTunes Converter

Click Free Trial and download the professional MP4 to iTunes Converter- Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac) for free, install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.


Step 1 Import MP4 videos

Drag & drop the MP4 files to this program or click “Add File” button to insert the original videos.

Tips: Batch conversion will assist you to convert multiple MP4 files at one time.


Step 2 Define the output format

Click “Profile” drop-down button to select "MP4 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" or "H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" or "MOV QuickTime Video (*.mov)" as output format from the "General Video" category.

If your MP4 files are high quality videos, please choose "HD MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" or "HD H.264 Video (*.mp4)" from "HD Video" category.

Tips: When you wish to sync the MP4 file to your Apple device, you can select the corresponding iPhone, iPad, iPod device mode.

Step 3 Start conversion

Please click the “Convert” button to start video conversion. Very soon, you will be able to import MP4 to iTunes and sync to your Apple device.