4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2008 4:29 AM by Tomeranaray
para_xz Level 1 (0 points)
For some reason, my iTunes doesn't recognize .avi or other video files except for .mpg ones and it doesn't put them in the library. I have currently 3 video's, all .mpg. Can you help me please?
  • Zaorish Level 1 (20 points)
    I'm not sure I understand your question. You say that iTunes only recognizes MPG files, and yet all your videos are MPG. So what's the problem?
  • Zaorish Level 1 (20 points)
    That's correct, iTunes does not recognize .avi, .ogm, .mkv, .flv, or other videos. It makes me angry too, but there is nothing to be done about it unless you want to convert your video format (an arduous process, trust me).
  • para_xz Level 1 (0 points)
    Oops, I meant to say that I have 3 .mpg vids in my iTunes library, but the .avi vids I have on my computer don't get added to it.

    When I press "Add file to library" and select a .avi file, nothing happens.
  • Tomeranaray Level 1 (85 points)
    The problem is indeed that by default iTunes only supports videos that are MPEG4 or MOV. However, there is a tool available, VideoDrive, which allows you to add all current video formats (including AVI) WITHOUT reconversion. The tool simply adds a small pointer file in your iTunes library, pointing to your AVI file. Problem fixed! And you can keep your videos on any (external) drive you like.

    The tool also adds cover art (so your videos appear with DVD covers in Cover flow in iTunes) and metadata info about your movies and TV Shows. I use it almost every day to add new content to iTunes (we don't have videos in the iTunes store over here)

    The tool is available at www.aroona.net (only for Mac OS X)

    Message was edited by: Tomeranaray