Easiest Way to Convert FLV Files to Add Videos to iTunes

Updated on Sept. 5, 2017

This article provides you with the detailed information for how to convert and import FLV files to iTunes on Mac OS X (El Capitan included).

If you have some wonderful FLV videos from YouTube or other video-sharing sites, chances are you want to import the FLV files into iTunes for easy syncing with other iDevices. When you try to do this, you’ll find it’s very difficult to do the job. Actually, iTunes is very picky about what kind of formats can be imported into it, and only a few of media formats are supported by iTunes, including MOV and MP4. Luckily, this problem is easy to solve – all you have to do is convert the FLV videos to iTunes-compatible format for syncing across multiple devices easily. Once you have, you can add the converted FLV to iTunes and use them like any other file iTunes supports.

There are tons of video converter apps out there that allow you to transcode FLV to iTunes-friendly formats. The best program I can recommend for finishing the task is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. The program is a professional yet easy-to-use high-quality video converter, player and editor which is fully compatible with all major Mac OS X operating systems. With it, you can effortlessly change FLV files to iTunes supported MOV, MP4 or M4V files without any loss of quality.

What’s more, if you want to play FLV video on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, you can directly select the device model as the output format. No manual video settings are required. All Apple devices are supported, including iPad Pro, the New iPad, iPad with Retina display, iPhone 6S, iPod touch 5, etc. If you’re facing incompatibility issues of adding video files like VOB, MKV, TiVo shows, WMV, MPG, AVI, F4V etc. to iTunes, you can just use this great utility to achieve your goal smoothly. By the way, it’s also available for Windows users and you can download the Windows version from here.

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Easy Steps to Convert FLV to iTunes Supported Format on Mac

Step 1. Add FLV files

Simply drag-and-drop your FLV file to the program window or click “Add Files” button to load FLV video. You can add mulptile files at a time an convert them in batch.

Step 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.

If you eventually want to play the video on your iPhone, iPod, iPod and the likes, you can select your device model from an array of presets and the program will set the optimum resolution, bit rates, codecs, and other parameters without your say-so.

Step 3. Start conversion:

Simply click the “Convert” button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

Step 4. Import video to iTunes library

Now the converted flv video is ready to be imported into iTunes and if necessary, sync with your Apple device. To import videos to iTunes, open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag and drop the converted video to iTunes. And then find the video in the Movies category.

To sync the converted video to your device, first connect your device to your Mac. Then find your device in the iTunes’ sidebar. In the Summary tab, click Sync at bottom to sync iTunes content to your device.

Additional Tips:

If you’re attempting to add your movies from DVD/Blu-ray discs as well your downloaded movies to iTunes on Mac, at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one iMedia Converter Mac program will be a nice choice for you.

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