When you import AVI to iTunes 11 library, you’ll be disappointed since iTunes doesn’t natively support the .avi format. As far as I know, any videos you try to add to iTunes need to be encoded with H.264 and wrapped up in MP4, MOV or M4V file container. Thus, to play MP4 video files in iTunes, there is a need to convert AVI to iTunes compatible formats first.
Actually, it is not hard work. Get an AVI converter and transcode AVI files to MP4/MOV/M4V, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos to iTunes library for playing, syncing, organizing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert AVI to iTunes playable video in detail.
How to Convert AVI for Playing in iTunes 11 smoothly
Step 1: Download, install and run Brorsoft Video Converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the .avi videos.
The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as the best AVI to iTunes converter. It supports you to encode AVI to iTunes without hassle. The main features of this converter are high conversion speed with zero quality loss and supporting to convert from and to more than 70 formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, MOV, etc. If you’re using a Mac, simply get the equivalent Mac version Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert AVI to iTunes 11 on Mac.
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 transfer .avi files 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: Simply click the “Convert” button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.
You’re done. Now your AVI files will be converted into MOV/MP4/M4V files ready to be imported to iTunes 11 beautifully.