If you attempt to import your AVI files to iTunes (iTunes 12.1), and possibly sync them to your iDevices later, you are not going to get what you want. This is due to iTunes' incompatibility with AVI files. 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. In one word, AVI video files are not supported by iTunes. Fortunately, you simply need an AVI to iTunes Converter to convert AVI video to iTunes-friendly format. Here is a step-by-step guide to convert and import AVI to iTunes on Mac (OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard included). This article is taking "Mac converter" for example, you can download Windows version if you need.
What you need to covnert AVI to iTunes on Mac:
1. Intel-based Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite on iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air etc.
2. A professional yet easy-to-use AVI to iTunes converter for Mac
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How to convert AVI and import AVI to iTunes
Step 1. Add AVI files to this AVI to iTunes converter Mac
Simply drag-and-drop your AVI file to the program window or go through "File > Load Media Files" to load AVI video. You can add mulptile files at a time an convert them in batch.
This AVI to iTunes converter Mac allows for customizing subtitle. If you wanna keep your original subtitle or add new, you can click the subtitle box to select from the originals or load external subtitles. Alternatively, you can click the Edit pen icon on the video info bar and go to Subtitle tab to load external subtitles.
Step 2. Select an iTunes compatible format
Now you should select a video format that works with iTunes, namely MOV, M4V or MP4. In case you want to tweak some video settings, you can click "Gear" button on the format icon to adjust such parameters as frame rate, bit rates, resolution, codecs etc.
If you eventually want to play the video on your iPhone, iPod, iPod and the likes, you can select your device model from an array of presets and the program will set the optimum resolution, bit rates, codecs, and other parameters without your say-so.
PS: If you've chosen to convert video to an Apple device format, the output videos could be uploaded to iTunes automatically. Make sure the "Add files to iTunes" option is checked in the Preferences dialog.
It also allows you to merge several video clips into a single video file for a seamless playback. Just choose the "Merge" option. There is another feature from this Mac Video Converter you may find handy. You can use it to extract some favorite soundtracks from the AVI video to MP3, AAC, etc.
Step 3. Convert AVI to iTunes on Mac OS X (Mavericks and Yosemite Included)
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 set the "When all jobs finished" option to "Shut down my computer" to save you from waiting in front of the computer.
Step 4. Import AVI to iTunes on Mac OS X
If you've selected MOV as the output format, after the video conversion, you should add MOV files to iTunes. Launch iTunes, drag and drop AVI files to iTunes.
This AVI to iTunes converter for Mac stands apart from the competitors for its low CPU useage, fast conversion speed and lossless image quality. Now you can put your favorite AVI movies on your iPod and enjoy them on the go without any hassle!