Need Help Getting A .m4v video into iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by KyleWalker, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. KyleWalker macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    I have Firefox, and I just installed an addon that lets me download videos off YouTube, etc, and convert them into "iPhone" format, which is .m4v. I thought this was great, so I downloaded a video, converted it, the thumbnail in the folder I downloaded it to is an iTunes one, and it says "MPEG4" along with the iTunes logo.
    So here's my problem:
    I click on the icon, assuming iTunes will play it, nothing happens.
    I drag it into my iTunes library, then search for it, and it's not there.
    I tried looking up solutions to this, but the only ones I could find are ones where the person managed to get the video into their iTunes library first which I can't do.
    I have no idea why iTunes is not picking up this video. I clicked properties, and it says MPEG-4 video file, which is an MP4, I assume, and I have read up that this is the right video file.
    So, I'm hoping someone will be able to help me. :D:)
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    Is it possible to provide screenshots?
    Also, which software are you using to convert the video?
  3. rebhaf macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2005
    I believe MP4 and M4V are the same. Try renaming the extension of the file to '.m4v'. It should give you a warning message that the file won't open in the same application; click 'ok'. Then, next time you double-click the file it should open up in iTunes. I believe '.m4v' is just a command to tell the file to open in iTunes -- that's all. Whatever you name it, they're both MP4 files.

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