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How to convert/upload AVI Videos to iTunes?

How to convert and import AVI videos to iTunes successfully? I have some TV Show episodes that I downloaded and I want to add them onto my iTunes library. The format of the videos is AVI and how can I convert the file to a .MOV or .MP4 file? I tried renaming the extension and adding it to iTunes but nothing happened. P.S. I'm planning to add them to my iPod.


As you have discovered, iTunes doesn't recognize many files which include AVI format. To successfully import AVI into iTunes for playback, you will need to convert AVI videos to an iTunes compatible format, like MP4 or MOV. Do remember that by renaming the file extension won't work out. Video Converter is a professional AVI to iTunes Converter which has the ability to convert AVI and many other video files to iTunes friendly format. By following the step-by-step instruction below, you will know how to add files to iTunes library for iPod, iPhone or iPad.


Note: Here we include the guide on Windows platform, if you want to convert AVI to iTunes on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion included), you may check out Mac Video Converter.


Step-by-step Guide to Convert AVI to iTunes on Mac/Windows


Download and Install Video Converter

No matter what OS you are running, we have the program. Click the link below to download either Video Converter for Windows or Video Converter for Mac and install it on your computer.


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Import AVI Video Files

Then launch the program once installed. Find the AVI video files on your hard disk and drag them into the program. Torrent files, Internet downloaded videos or camera videos are all supported. Alternatively, you can add videos from USB device, camcorder, MP4 player, etc. directly.



Select Output Format

Now you will need to select a format for iTunes. MP4 and MOV are both work well on iTunes, so click on "Profile" button, select "Common Video" and choose MP4. If you are trying to put AVI onto iTunes for iPod, iPhone or iPad, you may simply choose the device as the output by going to: Profile -> Apple -> Specific Device.

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Edit AVI before Converting (Optional)

If necessary, you may want to edit videos before converting. Click the button like a scissors and a new window will pop up where you do some editing to your videos. Here you can do a few things: clip, crop, adjust effects, add watermarks, etc.


Convert AVI to iTunes Format

OK, let's do the final click. Click on Start button and the program now begins the AVI to iTunes converting task. The conversion time is 6X times faster than other tools.

Once the conversion is finished, click on Find Target button to get the converted video files and now you can add them onto iTunes and move them all onto your iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc. Have fun. You can also use this Video Converter to convert any other video files for your need.