Movies to iTunes

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  1. sad but true macrumors newbie

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    Hello, Please can someone tell me how to get movies from my hard drive to iTunes. Iv'e tried drag and drop.
    13" macbook pro
    Lion
    2 months old

    Thanks
     
  2. sad but true thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Swain macrumors member

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    The link is just my signature.
    It has nothing to do with this thread, but it has everything to do with my name.

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    Try this link: http://www.ehow.com/video_4979564_add-movies-itunes.html
     
  4. sad but true thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iTunes movies import

    Thanks, but for some unknown reason I don't have the import and export option,
     
  5. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you go to File and then Add To Library?
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  7. sad but true thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes tried that, nothing happens
     
  8. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Then you're probably trying to add a file type that iTunes doesn't recognize or support.
     
  9. sad but true thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, that might explain it.

    But if I open the AVI file quick time plays it no problem

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  10. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    QT isn't iTMS. Different players totally
     
  11. sad but true thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,
    is there any way I can convert AVI files to something that iTunes will play
     
  12. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Winx DVD is a MacApp I use. There's one in the Mac Appstore too, don't quote me but the name is "iVL" or something of that sort. It's a media app in the overall top 50 on the mac app store
     
  13. Swain macrumors member

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  14. sad but true thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats great thanks
     
  15. mst0192 macrumors member

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    download handbrake
    open avi-file with handbrake
    select apple tv 2 preset
    convert the file (from avi to m4v)
    drag the new (m4v-)file into itunes
    done
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I would do this, too. I don't have experience with WinXDVD, but Handbrake is a pretty standard choice, especially if you already have video files on your Mac.

    http://handbrake.fr

    The list of profiles is pretty self-explanatory -- if you want it to play on your iPhone or iPod, you will need a converted copy in the appropriate profile (the iPhone/iPod are picky about the video resolution). The file Handbrake creates should work in iTunes and on the devices without a problem.
     
  17. sad but true thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats great thanks just done it.
    You guys are brilliant.:D
     

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