Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to everton mike)
iTunes doesn't play AVI (AVI is really an outdated Windows format). If you are lucky and the codecs used are ones supported by iTunes you can try re-wrapping it as .mp4 with MpegStreamclip, but you'll have to be very lucky since AVI can contain all kinds of unsupported codecs.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=522491 - some tricks to get iTunes to play AVI format files.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to everton mike)
Some people find recoding acceptable, but it does involve quality loss. The acceptable degree of loss is up to you. Otherwise I figure why clutter iTunes with files you only watch once a year? Frankly I don't add any video to iTunes and the AVIs my camera produces I just play with VLC.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to Limnos)
basically I've got to store a few dvd's on an ipad for long journeys for the kids. They tend to watch the same film over and over again in the space of a few weeks so this way I'll be able to have them stored in itunes and be able to access them.
I also have a streaming option but that's useless in the air