Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 8:20 PM (in response to Joe Gramm)
I have the same issue. Some are .mov others are .avi
What format will itunes accept?
Looks like there is a home movie folder? How do I make that show up? There is an option for movies, tv etc, but about an option for home movies?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 10:45 PM (in response to jingmae)
Itunes accepts .mov , m4v, mp4 formats. itunes will not accept .avi format. However Quicktime may play them on your Mac if you have Perian installed. If you want to play .avi files in itunes you will need to convert them to another format eg mp4 or m4v.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2013 1:03 PM (in response to jazmag)
By default you can indeed only add M4V, MP4 and MOV files. Simply drag and drop them into your library. If you have videos in other file formats (like AVI or MKV) you have two solutions: convert them with a tool like HandBrake. That takes a lot of work and time. Or you use a dedicated tool to import movies in iTunes. I use VideoDrive for this. It will create small references to your videos in iTunes. This only takes seconds. And it will also add descriptions and covers so they look as nice as officially purchased movies.
However, keep in mind that if you do not convert the videos, they will not play on iOS devices. VideoDrive (and others) to support conversions as well. So you always have the choice.