Have a few WMV files and you wish to add them to iTunes for syncing to your iPhone, iPad. According to the help files you should be able to drag and drop the files or go to Files > Add File To Library but nothing happens with either option. How to fix iTunes WMV files not importing issues?
Why fail to add WMV to iTunes library?
As a Windows media video format, WMV files is not the supported by iTunes for neither Windows or Mac. To successfully load WMV into iTunes, it is essential for you to convert WMV to iTunes playable QuickTime or MPEG-4 file with the file extension of .mov, .mp4 or .m4v.
Best tool to convert WMV for iTunes playing
iTunes can convert audio files for you, but for unsupported video files, you will need a specific iTunes video converter. Here comes Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, an ease of use yet powerful digital video conversion tool which allows you to easily convert WMV to iTunes playable video formats like MP4, MOV, M4V or audio formats like MP3, M4A, AAC, etc with fast conversion speed and perfect output quality. The program supports batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple WMV files at one time for conversion.
Edit WMV files with built-in editing tools
Apart from converting WMV for iTune, this iTunes Video Converter can also work as a versatile iTunes Video editor, you can use the program to trim unwanted video clip, crop out the black edges around the video frame, adjust output video aspect ratio to 16:9 to fit with iPhone or 4:3 to fit with iPad, flip video horizontally, vertically, rotate video clockwise or anti-clockwise, apply special effects, add transparent text watermark, insert external subtitles, etc.
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Step by Step to Convert WMV for iTunes Playing
Step 1: Load WMV files into the program.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import WMV video files into the program.
Tips: This app supports batch conversion. You can import several WMV files at a time.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of iTunes playable file formats such as “M4V – MPEG-4 Video(*.m4v)” under “Common Video” main category.
Tips: If you wish to sync converted files from iTunes to iPhone/iPad, it would be much ideal to choose the “MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)” or “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” and then adjust other profile settings such as video file size, bit rate, frame rate or audio bit rate, sample rate, channels, aspect ratio, etc to make them compatible with your iOS devices.
Step 3: Edit WMV files with built-in editing tools.
By default the Edit icon is grayed out. To activate the Edit menu, you have to select an item first. When a WMV video or movie is selected, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip or rotate video, trim, crop, add watermark, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external.
Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
To start WMV to iTunes conversion, just press the Convert button on the bottom-right corner of this app’s interface. Look, this Video Converter is converting WMV files to an iTunes friendly format. You can see the percent complete progress and remaining time. Just let this app run in the background.
When the video conversion is done, you can find the output files by hitting the Open Output Folder option. Then, you can manually drag the output files from the output folder to iTunes library. In this way, you can feel free to play WMV in iTunes!