I'm trying to add a movie file to iTunes 12. I've tried dragging and dropping and "Add to Library" from the iTunes File menu, but neither work. The movie isn't being sent to the "Home Movies" section, either.

Any ideas as to how I can resolve this?

  • It doesn't show up in the "Recently Added" playlist either I assume? Which Handbrake preset did you use?
    – nohillside
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 15:47
  • No, it's not appearing in "Recently Added", either. I'm using the Handbrake preset "iPhone and iPod touch". When I click "Add to Library" and then select the file I want to add, nothing happens.
    – Jim
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 15:50
  • Importing audio tracks is possible still? Or reset warnings (Preferences->Extended) and try again.
    – nohillside
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 15:54
  • Wow, I just tried to import an MP3 audio file and it didn't work -- I don't recall having experience that before! I've reset warnings, but am not getting any error messages: the MP3 file just isn't adding to iTunes.
    – Jim
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 16:02
  • Can you check whether the target directory is writable by your user? And I don't think it's an encoding issue at all.
    – nohillside
    Commented Nov 24, 2014 at 16:05

2 Answers 2


There was no iTunes Library location set in iTunes preferences.


After you add the files, a tab will show up under Movies called "home videos." Your mp4s are there.

  • OP specifically said that the movies aren't showing up there...
    – user24601
    Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 4:45

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