7 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2011 4:45 PM by Dennis Payne
Dennis Payne Level 1 (35 points)

I've tried to get iPhone movies into iTunes, but they turn into .MOV files and won't transfer!

I've tried exporting iPhone movie files from iPhoto into iTunes shared movie files (Movies folder), but

they don't appear in the iTunes movie list!  They don't appear in the iPad video app either!

 

What's the story!  .  .  .  . thanks f


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), intel iMac 2010
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)

    Video captured by the iPhone is in a .MOV container, which does not prevent adding the video to your iTunes library, and playing the video in iTunes.

     

    I just exported a video captured by my iPhone 4 from iPhoto to my Desktop. I followed this by adding the video to my iTunes library using the iTunes File > Add to Library. The video is available in my iTunes library when selecting Movies in the iTunes source list.

  • Dennis Payne Level 1 (35 points)

    Allan,  I tried all you suggested.  I ended up with 'IMG' files in the source list, and they won't play.  When double clicked they try to open for a blink, then back to the list.

     

    When exporting the iPhone video from iPhoto, what did you fill out in the dialogue box.  All I saw were selections referring to photos (jpeg, medium, etc.) I didn't see choices for video!  Wouldn't it be just as easy to just drag

    the video from the iPhoto thumbnails to the desktop?  Am I missing something here?

     

    Thanks again

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)

    When using the iPhoto export option, under the File Export tab at Kind, you select Original or Current.

     

    And yes you can drag and drop the video from your iPhoto library to the Desktop or you can drag the video from your iPhoto library to iTunes.

     

    The point being the .MOV container does not prevent adding the video to your iTunes library nor prevent playing the video in iTunes.

  • Dennis Payne Level 1 (35 points)

    Got it!  I simply dragged the iPhoto movie thumbnail to the iTune's dock icon and it opened, landed in the movie source list, and played!  No problem.

     

    However, I do have a Gen. 1 Apple TV, and that movie refuses to sync with it.  Says it's a wrong format.

    Is there a way to change the movie's format so it will sync with the ATV?

     

    Thanks again!

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)

    There is an option when exporting a video from iPhoto for this. Movie to Apple TV, or Movie to iPod, etc.

     

    iTunes also includes an option for this. With the video selected in iTunes, at the iTunes menu bar go to Advanced and select Create iPad or Apple TV version. This will duplicate the video in your iTunes library. The Apple TV version should sync with your Apple TV.

  • Dennis Payne Level 1 (35 points)

    Thanks for all your help on this Allen!

    I also figured out a way to get the movie into ATV.  I dragged the iPhoto movie thumbnail into the Quicktime

    dock icon, and used "saved as" and there was a Apple TV option in the dialogue box. I saved it into the

    Movies>iMovie sharing>iTunes folder, clicked on the movie there and it opened in iTunes! I noticed it saved the movie as .m4v just like all the others.  Synced fine in ATV.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)

    You're welcome.