Can't Add MP4/MPEG to iTunes? Solved.

iTunes can be considered as the control room of media content on all Apple Devices. If you love watching videos on your Apple devices,you can either purchase them from iTunes or add your local downloaded videos to iTunes library. iTunes support QuickTime and MPEG-4 videos for playback. The Movie section of the iTunes library shows all your TV shows, music videos, movies and other video content. In simple situations, you can drag and drop the desired videos from your PC to iTunes library. The added videos can be then synced to iDevices for playback. However, sometimes we'll meet some troubles in adding MP4 (MPEG) to iTunes.

Part 1. Why Can't Add MP4/MPEG to iTunes on Mac/Windows

Adding MP4 to iTunes seems to be a simple task, but many times the videos do not get added to iTunes library and in such situations, they need to be converted to a compatible format. We will discuss situations when MP4 cannot be added to iTunes in the following part of the article.

1. Incompatible Video Codec.

Are you having trouble adding MP4 (MPEG) to iTunes? MP4, as a container format, differs in the video codec. MP4 files can be encoded in a number of audio and video codecs like H.264, MPEG-4, AAC, H.263, and others. On the other hand, iTunes support only a few of these MP4 file codecs like MPEG-4/H.264 and AAC. So, if your MP4 files are rejected by iTunes, it's most likely the codecs in MP4 files are unaccepted by iTunes. To copy MP4 to iTunes, you will need to convert MP4 files to iTunes MP4 codec.

2. MP4 files are added but you cannot see them.

After the launch of iTunes 11, all the movies and videos which are not purchased from iTunes will appear under Home Videos of the Movies category. Earlier these videos were added to My Movies section. Thus there is a possibility that you are not looking for the MP4 videos in the right section or category.

3. Incompatible technical specifications.

If your MP4 file has video and audio codec supported by iTunes, they can be successfully added and played in iTunes. But in order to sync these files from iTunes to iDevices, they need to meet the technical specifications of the devices like bitrate, size, sample rate and others. So if technical specifications do not match, MP4 files can be added to iTunes, but cannot be synced.

Part 2. Best Solution to Convert MP4 to iTunes on Windows

To solve the problems of Adding MP4 to iTunes smoothly, you'd better convert MP4 to iTunes-compatible format like MOV etc. This part will introduce a helpful solution for you to convert MP4 to iTunes on Windows. Check it out.

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How to Convert MP4/MPEG to iTunes MP4 Codec?

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Step 1 Import files to this MP4/MPEG to iTunes converter.

To import your local MP4 video files to this program for video conversion, you have two optional ways. One is to hit the Add File button to browse your computer to select and import your MP4 files. The Secord one is to directly drag and drop your local MP4 files to this program.

Import files to this MP4/MPEG to iTunes converter

Step 2 Select an iTunes supported format as the output format.

In order to make the output files 100% supported by iTunes, the directly-optimized pre-settings are strongly recommended. Selecting one of them as the output format is the best choice for you, so you don't worry about the video codec error.

Open the output format window by hitting the Convert all files to drop_down list on the right side of the main interface, and then go to the Device category to select the Apple device model you want. The output format is not only fully compatible with iTunes, but also suitable for the corresponding Apple device best.

Select an iTunes supported format as the output format

Step 3 Convert MP4/MPEG to iTunes-Compatible Formats

After selecting an iTunes-compatible format for output, you can click the Convert button on the right. By doing this, this app will start to convert MP4 to iTunes. When the conversion finishes, you can click Converted button to locate the downloaded video.

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Note: With this smart Video Converter Ultimate, converting MP4 to iTunes is a breeze. Once these converted videos are added to your iTunes library, you can use them on any of your Apple devices as if they're made specifically for iTunes. Just connect your Apple device to the computer via cable, and then sync these output files to your device via iTunes.

Part 3. How to Add MP4 to iTunes on Mac

To add MP4 files to iTunes on Mac, you can simply drag and drop them but again, incompatible codecs, and other problems may arise. So to make sure that your favorite MP4 files are added without any issues to your iTunes on Mac, use Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. This wonderful software looks after all your video related needs on Mac. Be it video format conversion, video download, transfer to other devices or adding to iTunes, the software does all with the perfection. When you add MP4 to iTunes on Mac using the Wondershare software you first convert it to Apple compatible format so that there are no compatibility issues.

Steps to Add MP4 to iTunes on Mac using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac:

Step 1 Launch the Mac converter and add MP4 file(s).

Open Video Converter Ultimate for Mac on your system. On primary system interface, select the Convert tab and click +Add Files to browse and add MP4 files from the computer. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the files to the software interface.

Launch the Mac converter and add MP4 file(s)

Step 2 Set output format as Apple compatible format.

After adding desired MP4 files, click drop-down icon next to Convert all tasks to:. Select Apple and desired iDevice from Device tab.

Set output format as Apple compatible format

Step 3 Convert MP4 and sync files to iTunes.

Before the conversion, make sure you have enabled the option Automatically add files to iTunes Library after conversion so that you can sync converted MP4 to iTunes as soon as you finish the conversion. Then click Convert All to start the conversion process of MP4 to Apple Compatible format.

Convert MP4 and sync files to iTunes

Note: Go to Preferences > Convert to check the option Automatically add files to iTunes Library after conversion, and then click OK to save the settings.

Automatically add files to iTunes Library after conversion

Thus Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac proves to be an excellent MP4 to iTunes converter.

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