If you attempt to import your AVI files to iTunes (iTunes 12.1), and possibly sync them to your iDevices later, the following article may help you a lot in adding AVI videos to iTunes conveniently. What’s more, with the best supported video formats for iTunes, we will know about how to enjoy any videos on iTunes.
AVI to iTunes? What’s the key point?
AVI, which stands for Audio Video Interleave, is a Container format used by Microsoft’s Video for Windows multimedia framework. 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. So due to this situation, we are going to seek some third-party tools to make AVI accepted by iTunes.
Solution 1.HandBrake – Windows and Mac
We like HandBrake for converting video files. AVI and MKV are both easy to convert with HandBrake, but HandBrake can also convert DVD videos and a wide variety of other video formats you might come across.
The interface can look a bit confusing at first, but it’s actually very easy to use. After installing and launching HandBrake, click the Source button on the toolbar, select Open File, and open your AVI or MKV file.
Next, click the Browse button under Destination, choose the folder the new MP4 file will be saved to, and enter a name for it.
Under Output Settings, the MP4 container format should be selected by default. HandBrake can also create MKV files, but iTunes doesn’t support those.
If you don’t want to do anything extra, you can now just click the Start button and HandBrake will convert your video to an MP4 file. You can then import the resulting MP4 file into iTunes and move it to your mobile device; everything should work normally.
Solution 2.VLC – Windows and Mac
You probably already have the free and open-source VLC media player installed, so why bother downloading another application? VLC is packed with hidden features, and a video converter is one of them. Yes, you can use VLC to convert videos.
To get started on Windows, click the Media menu and select Convert / Save. On a Mac, click the File menu and select Convert / Stream.
Add the media file you want to convert, ensure the profile is set to Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4), and save the output to a file. You can also customize the conversion profile settings if you like, but this isn’t necessary.
This wizard looks a bit different on Windows, but it’s the same basic process — add a file, choose a codec, select a destination, and start the process. Once VLC is done transcoding the video, you’ll get an MP4 or M4V file you can import to iTunes and transfer to your mobile devices.
Of course, you can use almost any video converter to convert a video file to MP4 format and add it to iTunes. The above options are some of the best, but any video converter will do.
Solution 3.Pavtube Video Converter for Mac—Professional AVI to iTunes Converter
Finally, we are going to introduce the best and easiest way to convert your AVI files to supported ones for iTunes such as MOV or MP4, etc. What’s more it is also a professional video converter which can convert all videos to NLEs for editing or media players for playback. Of course, iTunes supported video formats are also included. With the faster conversion speed, easy operation and high quality preserved, you will like it so much.
As soon as we launch this AVI to iTunes program on computer, open the main interface you can directly drag your AVI files in or with the ‘Add Files’ button there, we can also easily load the videos in. Then in order to find the suitable video formats for iTunes, we are going to come to the output list to select the ‘HD Video’>>’H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)’ as the best one. Just take the following screen shot as reference.
For advanced functions?
Click the “Effect” button to open the Video Edit window to achieve editing MP4 like trim, crop, image, watermark, effect, subtitles and rotate and etc in the corresponding editing pane.
Click the “Setting…” button to open the Advanced Settings window to adjust the output video codec, resolution, bitrates, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, channel, volume and etc in the advanced tab.
Conclusion: Among three solutions to add AVI to iTunes freely, no matter which one you choose as your favorite, it is okay to enjoy your AVI movie so nicely on iTunes, or on other Apple devices. Moreover, more function you will find in the final program. Let’s enjoy fun there!