Note: If you are using a Mac, please go to How to Convert AVI to iTunes on Mac
AVI, which stands for Audio Video Interleave, is a Container format used by Microsoft's Video for Windows multimedia framework. It is widely used by consumers and even supported by some standalone DVD players. Although still supported in Windows, and suitable for certain formats like DV, it's not a good general purpose container, and even Microsoft uses other containers for their own video formats. iTunes is an interface to manage the contents on Apple's popular iPod and other digital media players such as the iPhone and iPad.
The following step by step guide will show you how to convert AVI to iTunes for playback on Apple iPod, iPhone or iPad using AVI to iTunes Converter. Let's take a look at how it performs:
Download and Install AVI to iTunes Converter
Download the latest version of AVI to iTunes Converter. Install and run it.
Add AVI File
Click the "Add Video" button to import the AVI file. Alternatively, you can click "File -> Add Video Files..." to add the AVI file. You can also batch import AVI files by clicking "File -> Batch Add Video Files".
Choose Output Format
From the "Profile" drop-down list, choose the "Apple iPod/iPad" category if you are going to convert AVI to iTunes format for transferring to your iPod/iPad. For example, if you want to play the output file on iPod Touch, Choose "iPod Touch MPEG-4" as the output format.
Start Converting AVI to iTunes
Click the "Start Encode" button to start to convert AVI to iTunes.