Let’s say you have bunch of AVI movies or TV shows on your Mac, and want to upload them to iTunes library, either for organization or for importing to your iPod/iPhone. To add AVI files, which is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft, to iTunes library, you need to convert it to iTunes friendly format like QuickTime MOV. Below is the step by step tutorial about how to convert and import AVI movies to iTunes on Mac OS X.
Mac OS X 10.4 or above (including Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 1.6 Snow Leopard) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, etc.
Professional yet easy-to-use AVI to iTunes Video Converter for Mac
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* Download Intel version
* Download PPC version
How to convert and add AVI files to iTunes on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard included)
1.Click the “Add files” button to load your AVI videos on your Mac.
2.Select an output format from output format dropdown list.
Select “MOV-QuickTime (*mov)” for iTunes library organization. If you want to upload the output files to your iPod/iPhone, you can select an output format conveniently according to which iPod/iPhone you have.
Have several AVI files and want to combine all of them so that you can enjoy a long movie without interruption? Just check “Merge into one output file”.
Note: This Mac AVI to iTunes Video Converter also allows you to extract audio like MP3, AAC, etc. from AVI movies or AVI TV shows on Mac.
3.Start AVI to iTunes conversion on Mac OS X
Hit the “Convert” button to start AVI to iTunes conversion, this AVI to iTunes converter for Mac will get the rest done. The advantage of doing this is the size of the output file will be smaller than AVI files.
4.Launch iTunes, drag the output file to iTunes library
The advantage of this AVI to iTunes Video Converter for Mac are low CPU use, high conversion speed and the output videos looks quite nice on iPod screen. Now you can put your favorite AVI movies on your iPod and enjoy them on the go!