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

Discussion in 'iTunes' started by krisobe, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. krisobe

    krisobe New Member

    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!
  2. Maaz

    Maaz New Member

    right click, open with, iTunes
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  4. krisobe

    krisobe New Member

    i just tried that.. nothing happend.. just iTunes opens up. hmm.
  5. masterbmm2

    masterbmm2 New Member

    try going to the movies tab:

    File>Import then choose the file

    worked for me
  6. wellemily

    wellemily New Member

    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 successfully 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.
  7. igrowingboy

    igrowingboy New Member

    my itunes can easily import mp4 files, thanks for sharing anyway
  8. Bernard Leanse

    Bernard Leanse New Member

  9. Bernard Leanse

    Bernard Leanse New Member

    download latest quicktime promise it will defo work
  10. Ken Thomas

    Ken Thomas New Member

    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.
  11. peterwhitetom

    peterwhitetom New Member

    while my quicktime even cannot import some of my mp4 files
  12. lemoon

    lemoon Member

    @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...
  13. Kriss

    Kriss Contributor

    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)

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