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How to import MTS to iTunes on Mac and PC

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:23 PM

I shot some video clips with my Canon camcorder on my vacation and store on MacBook, but they are in .mts format and I can't add them to my iTunes (and on my iPad), how do I do that?

MTS file is a high definition video file type that widely used for digital camcorder. If you've recorded footage as AVCHD (.mts), it would be nice to play it on an OS device such as iPhone, iPad (iPad Air and iPad Mini) and Apple TV you already have. However, the hard truth is that if you want to transfer AVCHD MTS to iTunes library from your digital camcorder, you may find it is annoying not to be able to add them. According to Apple's official description, iTunes only reads a limited range of video formats excluding .mts for its handheld iOS players. With MTS videos for iTunes, things seems to get tricky.

Fortunately, there's an easy solution thanks to Video Converter for Mac, one of the robust tool that you can easily accomplish the conversion from MTS to iTunes video format (H.264 mp4, QuickTime MOV, M4V), which all Apple devices can play. The program also converts a wide variety of other movie formats, taking advantage of your Mac's multi-core processor, and preserve video quality.

In addition, It lets you choose preset options without necessary to set the output preferences, they were just built for mainstream devices.

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Let's catch the following steps together to check how it works to convert MTS file and copy to iTunes.

Step 1: Import MTS videos

Launch the program, you will be greeted by its simple, and basically empty interface where all conversion options are well-labeled and easy to find. To convert one or more MTS videos, click the "Add File" button to open the file browser window and navigate to the MTS files, select it, and click OK. You can also drag the MTS files to the window of this Mac MTS to iTunes converter.

If you have several MTS files and want to combine all of them, Just enable the "Merge" option.

Step 2: Set output parameters

As shown in the Apple official site, if you are creating MTS videos for iTunes then you will need to generate iTunes accepts formats such as MP4, M4V, MOV, etc., and the preferred video format for iOS is M4V.

At this point, click "Profile" drop-down list to bring up format list panel, here we choose M4V for example as the output format under "HD Video" category.

This Mac app actually bundles a diverse range of presets with optimized output settings for various popular devices, simply choose the appropriate device profile, and this MTS converter will automatically generate a compatible video with appropriate settings for you.

Step 3: Converting MTS to iTunes video for Mac

After all the settings, now, just click the "Convert" button to start converting .mts to iTunes file extension on Mac. You'll be waiting for a while for your new iTunes friendly video files to be created.

The program will display a blue progress bar along with the estimated time of completion. Conversion time varies depending on the video and the speed of your computer's processor, and this may take a while.

Step 4: Import MTS files to iTunes

Now you've got an iTunes-readable version of your files. To add them to your iOS device like iPad, copy the output file to iTunes library and sync to your iOS device, Enjoy them!

Just like you convert your MTS footage, the software also gives you power to convert other digital videos, such as MKV to add onto iTunes for example, in an easy manner. You can even use it to extract audio tracks from a favorite movie.

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