Solution to can’t add MP4 files to iTunes 12 issue

There’s issue that troubled me for days. iTunes 12 won’t add mp4 video files to the library. Got some tech support for Apple support, I’ve figured out a fast way to enable MP4 imported to iTunes 12 easily, so that I can play or sync the MP4 media via iTunes as what I want.

MP4, as a container format, differs in video codec. 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 12, you will need to convert MP4 to iTunes compatible video, audio codec. Here I used a great video converting tool- Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to accomplish the task.

This MP4 to iTunes 12 video converter has optimized presets to let you set output format both compatible with iTunes but also with your corresponding Apple device including iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV. So you don’t need to pay any extra attention to the video, audio codec the output videos should contain- in other words, you no longer need to worry about if the output videos are compatible with iTunes and iOS devices or not. This video converter brings you the 100% compatible format for your iTunes 12 and Apple devices. Plus, with it built-in editor, you can just edit your MP4 video to make your own movie by trimming, adding effects, adding subtitle, etc. To encode MP4 to iTunes 12 on Windows, please get MP4 to iTunes Converter for Windows.

How to Converter MP4 to iTunes 12 MP4 Codec

1. To import your local MP4 video files to this app for video conversion, you have two optional ways. One is to hit the Add menu 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.

2. Click Format bar you can set MP4, M4V, MOV from Common Video as target format.

Tips: 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. Click Format bar, and then go to the “iPad”, “iPhone”, “Apple TV” 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.

3. Press the “Convert” button on the bottom-right corner of this app’s interface. By doing this, you’re asking this app to start converting your MP4 files to iTunes 12. Next, you can let it do the resting thing in the background.

Editor’s Note: For iTunes 12 users, it would be a bit different as the old version. When you add movies to iTunes 12, you can check the Home Videos Tab under Movies. Your movies should be there.

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