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iTunes 11 finaly comes with a brand new App design, a dramatically simplified player, a completely redesigned Store, and iCloud features you’ll love. And in mention of the local movies, when you’ve successfully added videos to iTunes 11, they are listed under Library -> Movies -> Home Videos tab.

However, you’re frustrated that whether you drag and drop your video files to iTunes 11, or add video files from “Add files to Libray” or “Add folder to Libray”, nothing is imported even though the files are in iTunes 11 supported MP4, MOV or M4V video format.

Practical Solution to Successfully Import MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes 11 on Mac or Windows

Check if the imported videos are listed under “Home Videos” instead of under “Movies” in Movie Library

Some local videos added to iTunes 11 are put under “Home Videos” instead of under “Movies” in Movie Library. Check “Home Videos” list whether your imported videos are placed there.

If exactly the added videos are under “Home Videos” list, go to the particular movie in “Home Videos” section, on the movie, right click the mouse (for Windows users) or press Ctrl and click the mouse (for Mac users) to open the context menu. In the context menu, click on “Get info” to open “Get info” window, and switch to “Options” section. Then click the “Media Kind” drop down list to select Movie. Finally click “OK” button, your movie will automatically be moved to “Movies” section.

Movie info in iTunes 11

Movie videos from home video to movie library

Make sure you install QuickTime Player on Your computer

If iTunes 11 won’t import MP4, MOV or M4V, first make sure your install QuickTime Player. Even though you hire VLC or Perian or any other media player to take care of your video playback instead of QuickTime, you still need to install QuickTime in order to add video to iTunes 11 for transfer to iPad, iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.

If you install QuickTime player but still can’t add MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes 11, there is no other solution but to convert MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes 11 supported video MP4. iTunes just cannot import all kinds of MP4, MOV, M4V video. To successfully import MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes 11, the movie video must be encoded as 540 kbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with an approximately 128 kbit/s AAC audio track or encoded as 1.5 Mbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with a minimum 128 kbit/s AAC audio track

Step-by-Step Guide to Convert MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes 11 Supported video on Windows or on Mac

This guide applies on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard, and the earlier version of Mac OS X on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iMac.

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Step 1 Add MP4, MOV or M4V files

Drag and drop your MP4, MOV or M4V file to Aiseesoft Video Converter

Convert MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes 11

Step 2 Set output format

Click the “Ouput Format” drop-down. Choose MP4 Video from “Favorite” or “Format” tabe.

To import high defination MP4 video like 1080p, 720p to iTunes, select “HD MP4” from “HD Video” category in “HD” tab. And you can click “Setting…” button to define the specific video resolution.

Step 3 Convert Video to iTunes 11 supported format

Click “Convert” button to start and finish converting video MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes 11 supported format.

Step 4 Import MP4 MOV, M4V video to iTunes 11

Start iTunes 11, simply drag and drop this converted movie to the iTunes Movie Library. If the added movies are listed under “Home Videos” instead of under “Movies” section in Movie Library in iTunes 11, you may go to the particular movie in “Home Videos” section, on the movie, right click the mouse (for Windows users) or press Ctrl and click the mouse (for Mac users) to open the context menu. In the context menu, click on “Get info” to open “Get info” window, and switch to “Options” section. Then click the “Media Kind” drop down list to select Movie. Finally click “OK” button, your movie will automatically be moved to “Movies” section.

Import video to iTunes 11

Conclusion

This article can not only solve iTunes 11 won’t import video issue whatever you cannot add video MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes 11 but can also help you to add videos AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, VOB, MPG, 3GP and etc to iTunes 11 by converting them to iTunes 11 supported MP4, HD MP4 for fast import by the help of the professional Video Converter.