How to Put DVD Movies Into iTunes

by Jim Campbell

You can add your personal DVD movies to your iTunes library, provided they are your personal videos and not copyrighted movies. iTunes can play MOV or MPEG formatted movies. iTunes also converts movie formats from the original format, provided it is not a copyrighted movie. The movies are added to the "Movie" section of your iTunes library, and you can later sync them to an iPod or iPad. Commercial movies on DVD are copyrighted and cannot be copied into iTunes. However, you can purchase and download commercial movies from the iTunes store.

Step 1

Insert your DVD in the drive. Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Computer." Double-click your DVD drive to view its content. Right-click the movie file and select "Copy." Paste the movie to a directory on your computer.

Step 2

Click the Windows "Start" button and select "All Programs." Click "iTunes," then click "iTunes" to open the software. Click the "Movies" section in the left panel.

Step 3

Click the "File" menu item and select "Add file to library." A window opens. Double-click the movie file you transferred earlier. The movie is added to your library and automatically converted to the proper iTunes format.

Step 4

Double-click the movie to play the movie in iTunes. The movie plays in the iTunes player where you can stop, pause and play the movie. Double-click the window frame to play it in a full-screen window.

Warning

  • You must hold copyright to distribute your DVD movies to other users.

About the Author

Jim Campbell has been a computer engineer for over five years. He excels in hardware repair, computer programming and troubleshooting, and software design. He is currently attending Florida Atlantic University, pursuing a master's degree in computer and electrical engineering and fine-tuning his technical writing abilities.