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iTunes 11 requires QuickTime Installed for Add Video to iTunes 11


Even though you hire VLC or Perian or any other media player to take care of your video playback instead of QuickTime, you still need to install QuickTime in order to add video to iTunes 11 for transfer to iPad, iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.

Part 1: How to Import Local Video to iTunes 11

The completely redesigned iTunes 11 is definitely worth the upgrade. iTunes 11 is very streamlined. It feels more like the iPad app. The new mini player makes it much easier to see what song is playing and jump to the next one. And much more…

To add local video to iTunes 11, users can directly drag and drop movie files (MP4, MOV, M4V) to iTunes 11 or from “Add files to Library” or “Add folder to library” from the “File” menu.

In iTunes 11, videos are organized in a separate section called “Movies” section. Some local videos added to iTunes 11 are listed under “Home Videos” instead of under “Movies” in Movie Libary.

Part 2: Change vidoes from listed under “Home Videos” to “Movies” in Movie Libary

To move vidoes from “Home Videos” to “Movies” in Movie Libary:

  1. Go to the particular movie.
  2. On the movie, right click the mouse (for Windows users) or press Ctrl and click the mouse (for Mac users) to open the context menu.
  3. In the context menu, click on Get info.
  4. Change Genre to Movie, it will put them back into your movie folder.

Part 3: “Can’t add video to iTunes 11” problem and how to solve

Some users just found that they can’t add any video to iTunes 11, even videos are in iTunes support MP4, MOV, M4V format. To fix the issue, users will need to install QuickTime player.

First, reinstall iTunes. During the reinstallation, when iTunes ask you to install QuickTime player, click “OK” to install it. Then you can successfully add video to iTunes 11.

If you are still in trouble to add MP4, MOV, M4V to iTunes, you can visit the step-by-step solution to solve “iTunes 11 won’t add MP4, M4V, MOV issue”. The guide also applies to import all kinds of video such as AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, F4V, AVCHD MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, WebM, etc to iTunes 11.

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