For people who have backed up your purchased DVD or Blu-ray disc to ISO image file, apart from playing the ISO files on your computer with VLC media player, burning to Disc, mounted in a virtual machine, sometimes, you may also wish to add the ISO files to iTunes library, so that you can easily sync to iPhone, iPad so that you can conveniently watching on the move. In the following article, we will show you how to convert ISO files to iTunes playable file formats with ease.
iTunes supported file formats
According to Apple, iTunes supports any video format that works with QuickTime and files purchased or downloaded from iTunes store. Following are the best video and audio formats for iTunes:
Video formats: MP4, MOV and M4V
Audio formats: MP3, AIFF, WAV, AAC, Apple Lossless (.m4a)
Convert ISO File for iTunes playback
To get ISO files played in iTunes library, the most effective solution is ripping ISO files to iTunes compatible video and audio formats listed above. Although there are many programs on the market can do the job for you. However, some only handle DVD ISO files while lacks the ability to work with Blu-ray ISO files, others are only available on Windows platform. There are still some poor quality tools try to adware and other junk when you download them.
If you are looking for a safe, powerful and cross-platform ISO Converter program, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to you.The program is available on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc. It is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version – Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows 10/8.1/8/7. It is 100% clean, there is no spyware, no malware, no adware and no virus. The biggest merits of this program is that it is a combo function of DVD ISO Ripper and Blu-ray ISO Ripper, you can comprehensively rip both Blu-ray/DVD ISO file to iTunes library playable MP4, MOV or M4V video formats. To get compatible audio file formats, just click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window, in audio section, from “Codec” drop-down list, select iTunes readable MP3, AAC, WAV, etc audio formats.
Sync ISO files to iPhone/iPad via iTunes
For people who wish to transfer converted ISO files to iPhone or iPad via iTunes, you may find the you can successfully add files to iTunes library, but fail to sync the files to iPhone or iPad through iTunes. The main reason is that both iPhone and iPad has specific requirements on the file formats, codec, bit rate, frame rate, file size, etc being played on it. Only a proper file format won’t ensure a successful playback. The good news is that you can easily get iPhone or iPad playable file formats and then adjust other profile settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to make them fit with your iPhone or iPad.
Step by Step to Convert ISO Files to iTunes Library for iPhone/iPad Syncing
Step 1: Add ISO files into the program.
Initiate the program on your computer, on the main menu bar, click “File” > “Load IFO/ISO” to import ISO files to the program.
Step 2: Output iTunes supported file formats.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of iTunes playable file formats such as “M4V – MEPG-4 Video(*.m4v)” under “Common Video” main category.
Tips: If you wish to sync converted files to iPad/iPhone, just choose your iPad/iPhone model playable file formats, then click “Settings” to open “Profile Settings” window to tweak to output those device best playback settings including codec, file size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 3: Begin the conversion process.
Click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to start ISO files to iTunes library or iPhone/iPad best playback formats and settings conversion process.
After the conversion is finished, add files to iTunes library for syncing to iPhone, iPad.