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How to Import iTunes Movies and iTunes Music to Premiere Pro?

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“I’m not able to use some of the music I’ve downloaded from iTunes. Why is that? An example file name is “track01.m4a” which was downloaded from iTunes. The error message reads: “file format not supported” is there a way I can re-format it so that Premiere Pro will accept it? Or anything else I can do to use the music i’ve downloaded from iTunes into Premiere Pro?”

Now, a large number of people like to add background music or video clips to their video project with Premiere to make the video more appealing, while some have problems on importing iTunes purchased music/video to Premiere Pro. What's the problem? Well, that's because most of iTunes files are protected M4V files or protected M4P songs, while Premiere Pro mainly supports inserting 20+ video formats such as .MP4, .MOV, .AVI, .3GP, .MTS/M2TS, .DV, .ASF, etc. and 10+ audio formats such as .MP3, .AAC, WAV, .AIFF, .M4A, .WMA, .AVI ASND , etc.

Import iTunes music/video to adobe premiere pro

To add iTunes protected M4V or M4P files to Premiere Pro, what you need is the iTunes DRM converter that can remove DRM from iTunes music/Video and convert them to Premiere Pro supported formats like MP3 or MP4 first. Check out this post to learn about how to import iTunes movies and music files to your Premiere Pro.

Part 1: Import iTunes M4P Music to Adobe Premiere Pro

For removing DRM-protection from iTunes music including M4P music and Apple Music, an all-in-one tool known as Sidify Apple Music Converter will be of great utility to you. As Sidify Apple Music Converter makes it easy to convert iTunes music and Apple Music tracks to regular MP3 formats, so that you can easily import iTunes music to Premium Pro.

Step 1: Download and Install Sidify Apple Music Converter

Download and install Sidify Apple Music Converter on your Mac/ Windows computer, then launch it.

(Note: Please also make sure your iTunes is well-installed.)

Sidify Apple Music Converter Main interface

Step 2: Add iTunes M4P/M4A Music

Before adding music, please sure all your iTunes music are well-downloaded to your local computer.

Launch Sidify program and click " + " to select iTunes purchased music or Apple Music files for converting.


Step 3: Choose Output Format

Just tap the history button at the upper right of Sidify, you can choose output format as MP3/ AAC/FLAC or WAV and adjust some basic settings.

tips Tip 2: Here you can also set the converting speed up to 10X and adjust the output quality up to 320 Kbps. Besides, the output path is also available to be changed as you need.

tips Tip 3: In order to help you organize the music library after finishing downloading, Sidify program supports saving the output audio into Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist folder for meeting various users needs.

Step 4: Start Conversion

Ready? Click “Convert” to start conversion and get a cup of coffee. After conversion finished, you can click history to find the converted MP3 files.

Finally, launch Adobe Premiere Pro and directly drag and drop the music file into the project panel, and the music file will be available to use in your project.

Start Conversion

Part 2: Import iTunes M4V Video to Adobe Premiere Pro

Here M4VGear DRM Media Converter is strongly recommended to remove DRM from iTunes M4V video so as to get them compatible with Premiere Pro. Now, you can just get the free trial version of M4VGear and follow the easy steps to remove DRM from your iTunes M4V movies to plain MP4 video for importing to Premiere Pro.

Step 1: Import iTunes M4V Movies

Firstly, Download and install M4VGear on your computer.

Note: Please also make sure your iTunes is well-installed.

Launch M4VGear, click "Add Movies" button on the upper left, a pop-up window would display all your iTunes purchases and rentals, including movies, TV shows and music videos. Or directly drag and dop iTunes M4V videos to M4VGear main interface.

M4VGear Main interface

Step 2: Choose Output Format

If you need to change the output format or output directory, you can click the small icon next to "Lossless MP4" to change the output format. There are various output format for you to choose from.

tipsTip 1: Output format as "Lossless MP4" is highly recommended, which enables users convert at 20 times faster speed while keeping Dolby 5.1 audio track and all subtitles.


Step 3: Start Conversion

Click the output profile button to begin converting iTunes M4V movies to MP4 format supported by Premiere Pro.

After conversion, you can click "Converted Movies" button to find the converted video files.

Now, your iTunes movies are DRM-free file, and you can directly import them to Adobe Premiere Pro.


Recommended: Import Spotify Music to Adobe Premiere Pro

Adding music will instantly make any video more interesting. If you are looking for a tool to extract high-quality soundtrack from Spotify for putting to your video project, you could use third party software, such as Sidify Music Converter for Spotify. The process is simpler than you would think. As Sidify Music Converter for Spotify supports remove DRM from Spotify music/ playlist and also download Spotify music as plain MP3, AAC, WAV or FLAC file.

Sidify Music Converter

Sidify Music Converter for Spotify

  • ok Get DRM-free Spotify music with lossless audio quality;.
  • ok Convert Spotify music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC;
  • ok Burn Spotify music to CD and share to others are fully supported;
  • ok Keep ID3 tags information after conversion;