WMV to M4V for iTunes-Add and play WMV files in iTunes 11/12

Summary: How to play WMV in iTunes? In fact, iTunes is not the friendly application when it comes to playing WMV videos. In this article, I will offer you an easy way to resolve the issue.

Anyone has tired the new iTunes 12? Well, no matter any version iTunes installed, it always helps us to play, organize and sync our video, music file easily. However, if you want to add WMV to iTunes library, you'll be disappointed since iTunes natively doesn't support the WMV format. An efficient way to get WMV files into iTunes would be to convert WMV to iTunes friendly format.

First of all, have a look at the video formats supported by iTunes:
iTunes supports only .m4v, .m4v, or .mov with H.264 compression.

Obviously, in order to import WMV to iTunes(iTunes 11, iTunes 12), you need to convert WMV to iTunes supported video formats first and then transfer the converted videos to iTunes for playback. Here the Mac WMV to iTunes Converter is recommended as the most appropriate tool to convert WMV files to iTunes MP4, MOV or M4V fast yet with high output video quality. This program is fully compatible with Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Yosemite. If you're using a Windows, simply get the equivalent Windows Ultimate WMV converter to convert WMV to play in iTunes. Download the app and start the conversion.

How to convert WMV to iTunes for iDevices

Here the detailed way to convert WMV to play in iTunes in Mac is introduced. The method to convert WMV video to iTunes on Windows(Windows 8 included) is the same. You just need to make sure you've downloaded the right version.

1. Import WMV video files

Open the WMV converter for iTunes and load the WMV video files from your computer. You can either click Add Files to browse and select videos for conversion or directly drag the files to the program interface to load them.

2. Select iTunes supported format

Since iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format.

Tip: If you want to import .wmv to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select a format from decent device preset like iPad.

3. Start WMV to iTunes conversion

Then click the Convert button to start converting the added WMV videos to iTunes MP4/M4V/MOV. The conversion time depends on your video size. When the process is done, click Open to locate the converted MP4 videos.

4. Transfer and play WMV in iTunes library

When getting the output files, open iTunes and click File > Add Files to Library to import the converted video files to iTunes library. Now play the WMV files in iTunes or just transfer them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod for playback more freely.

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