How to Drag a Movie to an iTunes Media Library

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Using iTunes' powerful interface, you can manage your digital media collection, listen to music and even add movies into your media library. Find out how add a movie file to iTunes.

Open iTunes. The program will start automatically if you connect an iPod to your computer with a USB cable or a docking station.

Go to the File menu.

Select "Add File to Library." This will bring up a dialog box.

Click on the name of the movie you wish to add to your library. At the left side of the iTunes interface, you will see a Source menu. Your movie is under the Videos heading.

If you wish to move your movie to a portable media device such as an iPod, you will have to select the file and drag it to the name of the device under the Source menu.


  • check If you wish to play a video, simply click on the filename and it will play automatically.
  • check If you wish to view the movie in Full Screen mode, click on the Preview and drag the movie into the Visualization window.


  • close Do not attempt to connect an iPod to a computer that does not have iTunes installed. This may cause errors.

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