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MOV to iTunes: How to Import MOV to iTunes on Mac

by Brian Fisher

Help! I have three .mov files on my desktop. My wedding guests shot them at our wedding years ago. Now I'm trying to import MOV files to iTunes and nothing seems to work. Info doesn't show anything other than it's an .mov file. What can I do now? - Chris

Get the Best Method to Import MOV to iTunes on Mac

In most situations, people can import MOV to iTunes. However, since MOV is a file container and it can virtually contain any codec, it's possible that you would be failed to import MOV files to iTunes. That's why Chris is facing the problem above.

So the solution for importing incompatible MOV to iTunes is converting MOV to iTunes friendly format. What you need is a video converter that supports iTunes or QuickTime output format. Naturally, we at iSkysoft recommended UniConverter. It can transcode any MOV video files to iTunes compatible format in a few minutes. No manually settings required. Try it now.

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User Guide to Import MOV Videos to iTunes on Mac

Step 1. Add MOV files to iTunes video converter

Start iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac after you've installed to your Mac OS X. Then activate Finder to find the MOV files that you can't import to iTunes. Drag and drop them to the primary window of this MOV to iTunes converter.

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Step 2. Choose an iTunes compatible format

iSkysoft MOV to iTunes file converter is fully compatible with MOV, M4V, MP4 that you can import to iTunes easily. If you import MOV to iTunes for syncing to your iPhone, iPod or iPad for play back, you can directly choose the iPhone/iPod/iPad preset. No manual settings required. Now go to the Format tray and choose "M4V" from the video section. The resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. will usually be kept to preserve the original quality.

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Step 3. Convert MOV to iTunes compatible format

Click the "Convert" button and the conversion tasks will start immediately. In a while, all the imported MOV files will be changed to iTunes friendly format so you can import to iTunes without any hassle.

Tips: You can import MOV to iTunes as long as the MOV file can be played with QuickTime Player app. If you're unable to import an MOV file to iTunes but it can play in QuickTime, try to transport MOV video to iTunes via QuickTime Player. To do so, go to the Share menu, select iTunes... and then follow the on-screen instructions.

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Optional: Free Online MOV to iTunes Converter

If you don't want to install a desktop program, you can also try online video converter to convert your MOV videos to iTunes supported format. Try it below:

Note: Because the online tool doesn't support "https", so if the content below was blank, please manually click the "Shield" icon on the right of your browser address bar to load the script. This action is secure without any harm to your data or computer.

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