How to Convert WMV Files to MP4 & iTunes Files

By Mario Calhoun

Windows Media Videos can be converted to the iTunes MPEG-4 video format through Apple's the QuickTime 7 program for Windows PC or the company's free iTunes program on PCs and Macintosh computers. The QuickTime 7 Pro program for PCs contains an Export feature that allows you to convert the video file to an MP4, and the iTunes program allows you to format the video specifically for a variety of Apple products including iPods, the iPhone, or Apple TV.

Things You'll Need

  • QuickTime 7 Pro for Windows PC
  • iTunes 8.0 or later

Convert WMV to MP4 using QuickTime on a Windows PC

Step 1

Click the "Start" button in the lower-left corner of the desktop, and click "All Programs," "QuickTime" and "QuickTime Pro 7."

Step 2

Select "File" at the top of the QuickTime menu and click "Open" from the drop-down list.

Step 3

Double-click the WMV file in the "Open File" window to import it into QuickTime, and click "File" on the QuickTime menu.

Step 4

Select "Export" from the drop-down menu to open the Export window. Click the menu next to "Export" and select "Movie to iPod" or "Movie to MPEG-4" and click the "Save" button to convert the WMV file.

Convert WMV to MP4 using iTunes

Step 1

Click "Start" on the menu bar of your PC's desktop, and select "All Programs" and "iTunes." Alternatively, click the "iTunes" icon on your Macintosh's dock, and click "File" at the top of the screen.

Step 2

Select "Add to Library" from the drop-down menu, and double-click the WMV file to import it into iTunes.

Step 3

Click the "Movies" icon in the iTunes source list, and click the WMV file. Click "Advanced" at the top of the screen and select "Create iPod or iPhone Version" or "Create Apple TV Version."

Step 4

Drag and drop the original WMV file to the Trash icon on your Macintosh screen's dock to delete it from the iTunes library, or drag and drop it to the Recycle Bin icon on your PC's desktop.