It is already a well-known fact that since its initial release, iTunes has grown to become more than just an application dedicated to playing music and building libraries. For users of Apple devices such as iPods, iPads, and iPhones, iTunes is the go-to application to make sure the files on their devices are backed up and synched whenever necessary. Apple has also incorporate a store with its flagship music application to provide easier purchase of digital content.
More importantly, it has gone way beyond just playing music, but it has extended its reach to movies and is proving itself to be one of the best movie players by providing users convenient viewing experience. As a result, people resort to transferring movies to the iTunes application on their computers. How to do just that is what we’ll discuss in this article.
To add up to the great deal of support that Apple gives when it comes to movie import and playback in iTunes, you can also get movies from any of your iOS devices, particularly your iPhone, to the iTunes app on your computer.
To do this, you will have to use a third-party application that allows transfer of most files from your iOS device to your computer. The good thing is, a lot of these applications can easily be downloaded online. For this task, however, we specifically recommend dr.fone - Phone Manager (iOS) – a straightforward tool that can get movies from your iPhone to your iTunes library in no time.
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Step 1. Download and install dr.fone on your computer. Choose Phone Transfer on the main interface. Connect your iPhone to computer with a compatible USB cable and tap on Trust This Computer on the device.
Step 2. When your device is successfully connected, hit Videos tab on the top menu bar to enter the video management window, you will see all the movie files on the main interface, including home videos, music videos, TV shows, iTunes U, and Podcasts.
Stpe 3. Click to select the wanted ones, then click Export button > Export to iTunes. Next, open iTunes Library, click File > Add Files to add the saved movies to your iTunes Library.
Movies and video files on your computer are most likely assigned to open by default with another application. So if you want to open it in iTunes, it would be better if you make sure it’s in your library first. To do that:
Step 1. Launch iTunes first. To ensure you get the best movie transfer experience, you may want to check if you're running the latest version.
Step 2. Now go to the "File" menu. If you're using a Mac, click "Add to Library". If instead you're on a Windows computer, click on either "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library".
Step 3. A window will appear, allowing you to look for the file or folder you'd like to add to your library. In this window, locate the file or folder (particularly a movie file), click on it and hit "Open". iTunes will then start importing the files or folders you selected.
Step 4. Once iTunes successfully imports the video you selected, you will see it listed under the Movies entry in the iTunes library. It will be displayed as you see in this screenshot:
Step 5. Alternatively, when you're in the Movies category of your iTunes library, you can simply open the folder holding your movies in Finder or Windows Explorer. Highlight the movies you'd like to import and drag them over to the main pane in the iTunes window.
iTunes will then import the movies you’ve selected and you’ll see them show up in the "Movies" category of your library.