How to Convert a Movie for iTunes

by SindyL

Converting movie files to watch in iTunes is easy. All it takes is video conversion software, iTunes and your computer. Within minutes you will be watching your favorite movie or video in iTunes.

How to convert a movie for iTunes


Find software that can convert movies files such as AVI and WMV to MPEG-4 files. When looking for conversion software there are a number of choices such as Xilisoft iPod Video Converter, WinXMedia iPod Video Converter and Magic Video Converter.

Any one of these applications will get the job done and work exactly the same way. For this article, however, we'll be using the Magic Video Converter.


Download and install the Magic Video Converter. Once installed, launch the program and select the browse button next to the "input" to find the file you'd like to convert. You can convert the following video files: AVI, MOV (Quicktime), WMV (Windows Media) and SWF (Flash).


Located the file and double-click on it. You will now see the file name in the "input" section. Next choose the "output" destination by clicking the browse button. The output destination determines the location on your computer where the converted video will be saved.


Choose the conversion type by clicking on one of the buttons above the input section. Choose the MP4 button and click the "convert" button. After the video is converted, it will be saved to the output destination location you chose earlier.

The converted movie file is now ready to be added to iTunes.

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