Adding DivX/Xvid files into iTunes

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacMiniBoy, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. MacMiniBoy macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2009
    I recently got Connect360 so that I can stream video from my Mac Mini to my Xbox 360. However, it seems that Connect360 will only stream media from iTunes.
    And iTunes won't take video in divx/xvid format. Does any know a solution for this? Is there a way to get iTunes to accept a divx/xvid file?
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
  3. MacMiniBoy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2009
  4. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    I don't think iTunes takes anything other than a limited file formats, even though QT can play them. You will probably need to download handbrake and convert using the built-in presets.
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    If you've QuickTime v7.x.x Pro, you can do this:
    1. Install the latest version of Perian (v1.2.3):
    2. Quit the QuickTime Player 7 application. Select the DIVX/XVID encoded video in the Finder and choose "Open with..." from the contextual menu, and open the video in the QuickTime Player 7 application.
    3. Choose "Save as...". You have now the option to save a full .mov file, or just a reference .mov file. Save a reference .mov file. You can now drag this .mov file in the iTunes window, and Perian does the rest in the background.

    QuickTime Player 7 is available on your Installation DVD (Leopard/Snow Leopard) or via Apple (Lion/Mountain Lion):
    Installing QuickTime Player 7 on Mac OS X v10.6 or Later

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