movies on iphone

Discussion in 'iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple Watch' started by rage30, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. rage30

    rage30 Member

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    How do we watch movies or tv series that we have downloaded on our mac in our iphone?
     
  2. deepblue

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    you wouldn't be asking this if your videos came from the iTunes store, but i digress... :)

    back on topic. assuming your videos aren't already in iPod-friendly format,* i would:

    (1) convert the videos using handbrake (google and download it)
    (2) add to iTunes library
    (3) sync 'to' your iPhone

    good luck.


    (*from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/creatingvideo.html --iPod can play the following video formats:
    • H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
    • H.264 video, up to 768 kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
    • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats)
     
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    convert it to mp4 then sync.:cool:
     
  4. ronymd

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    use VisualHub, very user friendly!
     
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    actually, it took me a long time to figure out how to get a movie file to play on the iphone....after you import it to itunes...you can right click on the file and choose create an ipod/iphone version
     
  6. rage30

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    cant i just drag it to the movies section of itunes?
     
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    some formats can be imported into itunes but wont sync into the iphone. needs to be iphone-recognized format, which is why you may still have to convert to "ipod/iphone version." :)
     
  8. mysterio

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    An mp4 file is not necessarily playable on the iPhone. It needs to be in a specifc format, that's why you need am iphone video converter.
     
  9. marco m

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    can you recommend a good iphone video converter.

    thanks!
     
  10. Roman

    Roman Let's hug it out!
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    I've been using HandBrake and it works like a charm.
     
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    Isquint is a good converting app too. Simple, fast and clean ;)
     
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    +1 on handbrake
     
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    iSkysoft iPhone Video Converter...
     
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    i use xilisoft video converter ultimate. so fast and so easy to use. you can put subtitle file and add some effects on the movie you wanted to watch. try it.
     
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    Total Video Converter also allows you to insert subtitles into the final video. If the subtitles are in a mkv container, you can extract them using MKVtools.
     
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    I use Vuze (formerly Azureus).
    Just drag the file to the iTunes submenu. It will then add the converted file to your iTunes library - then sync.
     
  17. PatrickGaerlan

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    If Handbrake doesn't work for you, I recommend RipIt. It's very simple to use and works great. It's not free, but well worth the $20, IMHO.
     
  18. lomster

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    I use Handbrake or Nero Recode but i stopped converting my files since its taking up a lot of space and it seemed senseless to have avi and mp4 files at the same time.

    Since I have a file server at home that runs 24/7. I've downloaded an app called Air Video (itunes link). It streams and converts your video real time, it buffers for a few seconds when watching avi files but it works perfectly.

    So if you don't mind turning your computer on while watching a movie, this app is perfect. it saves up space on your itouch/iphone too.
     
  19. Shinrai

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    AirVideo also let's you convert movies and load them directly to iTunes. It's much simpler to use than Handbrake IMO.
     
  20. jaytrixz

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    This is if the video file has been imported already in iTunes and it can't be imported to the phone right?

    Make it +2. ;) The best free video converter I've used both for Mac and PC. Quality is excellent with movie chapters enabled on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
     

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