MP4 to iTunes - How to Import MP4 to iTunes for Playback or Transfer MP4 to iPhone, iPod, etc?

Easily Convert MP4 to iTunes Compatible Formats to Solve "Can't Add MP4 to iTunes" Issue

Sep 6, 2014, Posted by Shirley White

Why Can't Add MP4 to iTunes?

I believe that most of people who use iTunes encounter the following similar issue of can't add mp4 to iTunes or import MP4 files to iTunes successfully, however fail to transfer them to iPhone, iPod, iPad and Apple TV:

  • Installed iTunes for the first time on Win XP machine. No problem adding MP3's to my library. iTunes will not allow me to add mp4's (TV shows) even with add a file manually. They play on my PC in QuickTime so they are valid files.
  • I am creating some .mp4 files which play perfectly on VLC, but when I try to import them into iTunes, the sound is fine but the picture only changes frame every five second or so. I've tried dropping the resolution to 320 by 240 but to no avail.
  • I am trying to add my movies with extension .mp4 to iTunes but they won't import. How to fix this issue?
  • I managed to import three MP4 files to iTunes, but I can't transfer them to my iPod. Why?

The reason of iTunes won't import MP4, no mater by dragging and dropping or by selecting Add File to Libray... from iTunes menu, is iTunes supports most of MP4 and MOV files, but not All. iTunes use the same technology as QuickTime to play media files, it has the same limitation on media file formats. For a list of QuickTime Supported Media Formats, please reference this article. iPod, iPhone, iPad, as portable devices, have less hardware resources than computer, they have more limitations on playable media files than iTunes. So even you can add MP4 to iTunes, you still cannot sync them to Apple devices sometimes.

In order to solve the issue of "can't add MP4 to iTunes" or "can't transfer MP4 to iPhone, iPod, etc via iTunes", we strongly recommend converting MP4 to iTunes supported formats. To do this, you need a powerful yet easy-to-use MP4 to iTunes Converter.

How to Import MP4 to iTunes with Ease?

Faasoft MP4 to iTunes Converter is just the right choice, which has the feature of converting various kinds of MP4 files to iTunes recognized MP4 format, no matter the MP4 files are encoded with video codecs like DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, etc or audio codecs like AC3, WMA, AAC, etc. Besides converting to iTunes compatible MP4, Faasoft MP4 to iTunes Converter also enables to decode iTunes incompatible MP4 to MOV for playback MP4 in iTunes or transfer them to iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc.

It's worth mentioning that Faasoft MP4 to iTunes Converter does not just offer a solution to add MP4 to iTunes. It works as an all-in-one video and audio to iTunes converter like MKV to iTunes, AVI to iTunes, ASF to iTunes, MOV to iTunes, WMV to iTunes, FLV to iTunes, MP3 to iTunes, FLAC to iTunes, WAV to iTunes, AIFF to iTunes, CAF to iTunes, QCP to iTunes, SWF, MXF, MVI, OGM, WebM, VP8, M4V, QT, DAT, 720p/1080p AVCHD, MTS, OPUS, WMA, XWM, 3GA, M4A, M4B, MKA, etc.

How to Convert MP4 to iTunes?

Free download and install the wonderful MP4 to iTunes Converter. After you launch it, just follow the below three steps to convert MP4 to iTunes.

Step 1 Add MP4 to the program
Just drag and drop your MP4 file to the main interface of Faasoft MP4 to iTunes Converter to load file soon. Or click "Add File" button of the program to open your source MP4 file.

Step 2 Set MP4 as output format
Click the drop-down button of "Profile" to select "MP4 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" or "H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" as output format from the "General Video" category.

Tips: If your source MP4 files are HD, please choose output format as "HD MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" and "HD H.264 Video (*.mp4)" from "HD Video" category. You can also designate "MOV QuickTime Video (*.mov)" as output format from "General Video" category.

Tips: If you want to sync MP4 files to iPod, iPad, iPhone, please select profiles for correspondent device.

Step 3 Convert MP4 to iTunes
Click "Convert" button of the program to convert MP4 to iTunes supported MP4 or MOV.

Why Choose Faasoft MP4 to iTunes Converter for Mac or Windows?

Convert MP4 to iTunes Easily

Converting MP4 to iTunes only needs three steps. Use it as easy as ABC

Optimize MP4 Files as Your Desire

Customize MP4 files like trim, crop, merge, split etc without hassle

Free MP4 Player

Download and install MP4 to iTunes Converter and you'll play MP4 and many other video files freely

30X Faster Conversion Speed

Faasoft MP4 to iTunes Converter supports converting MP4 files with 30X faster conversion speed

100% Original Quality

If you care about the quality of the converted file, just choose Faasoft MP4 to iTunes Converter

Totally Clean and Safe

It is definitely safe software without any forms of malware or virus and will do no harm to your computer