How do I put mp4 files into iTunes so i can sync it to my iPhone?

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krisobe

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so i just recently encoded a dvd using aimrsoft's dvd to iPhone converter. i then dragged the .mp4 file to itune's playlist and it does NOTHING. also i tried dragging it to the movies tab and the .mp4 file won't even load up in iTunes. any help would be appreciated because i can't figure it out. kinda frustrated!
 

wellemily

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Nov 8, 2011
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so i just recently encoded a dvd using aimrsoft's dvd to iPhone converter. i then dragged the .mp4 file to itune's playlist and it does NOTHING. also i tried dragging it to the movies tab and the .mp4 file won't even load up in iTunes. any help would be appreciated because i can't figure it out. kinda frustrated!
you may refer to the following solution at MP4 to iTunes - How to Add MP4 to iTunes for Transfer MP4 to iPod

it solves the following problems
iTunes failed to import MP4 files to sync and transfer MP4 to iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV.
  • Situation 1
    • Can not add MP4 to iTunes whatever by drag-and-drop or by file import to library.
    • iTunes accepts some mp4 files, but not others.
    • Now iTunes can no longer import mp4 videos since I upgraded to Lion.
    • I have always been able to import my MP4 files into my iTunes but after I just upgraded my iTunes it no longer allows me to import these files.
  • Situation 2
    • iTunes does successfuly import MP4 files, but it failed to sync the MP4 files to iPod, iPhone, iPad or Apple TV and only leave the message that one or more of the videos being synced from your iTunes library are not in the correct format to be played on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
 
Apr 27, 2012
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I HAVE THE ANSWER 100%. GO TO APPLE.COM, DOWNLOAD LATEST VERSION OF QUICKTIME. THATS IT. THE ONLY REASON WHY iTunes CANNOT IMPORT VIDEOS IS DUE TO OUTDATED QUICKTIME VERSIONS.
 
Nov 17, 2012
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#9
This isn't actually a Quicktime problem - you most likely don't have your iPhone set up to sync movies. MP4s are considered movies, and are treated differently than standard MP3s - they're treated more like Podcasts. Try this:

Once the file is converted to MP4, add it to your library (File/Add file to Library).
Drag the file into a new or existing playlist (e.g., "Movies").
With your iPhone connected to your computer, open your iPhone in iTunes.
Select Movies from the top menu bar (Summary - Info - Apps - Music - Movies - ...).
Check the Sync Movies checkbox.
Check the box for your Movies playlist in the Include Movies from Playlists section.
Click Sync in the bottom right of your iTunes window.
Your movie should now copy to your iPhone.
 

lemoon

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Oct 28, 2010
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@pererwhitetom, you could start a new thread, and you could list some more detailed info.
You could try uninstall and get the latest quicktime, if still can't import the MP4 files, maybe the MP4 files are damaged...
 

Kriss

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Just a little note... I have converted movies with Redux Encoder and while most movies load into iTunes fine, I have had a few that must have some odd codec encoded in them and won't load. I found that if I converted the same movie with Handbrake, it would load just fine. (something to consider)