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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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How can I copy a video to iPhone?

How can I copy a video from my Mac Desktop to my iPhone4?

I tried using iPhoto '11 to do it, but it won't do it.

Any recommendations please?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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Does using iTunes not work?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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What's the easiest and best way to copy my video files from Mac to iPhone, without using iTunes?

I can't use Dropbox because it takes hours to upload

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:47 AM   #4
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What's wrong with using iTunes??
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:52 AM   #5
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Send it to yourself via iMessage.

Actually, we need more info.

What video is it? A movie? TV Show? Personal video? As others have said. iTunes will be the quickest
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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Send it to yourself via iMessage.

Actually, we need more info.

What video is it? A movie? TV Show? Personal video? As others have said. iTunes will be the quickest
How can I use iMessage on Snow Leopard Mac?

It's a MP4 files. youtube videos.

Looking to NOT use iTunes.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:13 PM   #7
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Looking to NOT use iTunes.
Thats the difficult bit I guess. I convert my videos to mp4 then drag & drop them into iTunes, then sync my iPhone.
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Have you tried Dropbox?
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Have you tried Dropbox?
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Why don't you want to use iTunes to transfer the videos over? Seems a bit silly to me.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:00 PM   #11
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Thats the difficult bit I guess. I convert my videos to mp4 then drag & drop them into iTunes, then sync my iPhone.
When I do that, I see a red circle icon with a number 1 in it. It just refuses to drag across. Hence, looking for an alternative way.

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Have you tried Dropbox?
Yes I have and DB works excellent for smaller files. But DB is way to slow over my internet connection to upload large 1+GB files. It takes one week to upload some video files using DB.
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Try using Handbrake to convert the videos. There's an option for iPhones.
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Try using Handbrake to convert the videos. There's an option for iPhones.
Tried that and iTunes does the same with the MOV.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:01 AM   #14
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Download good player and use that to add it from a network drive or shared hdd on your mac/pc
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Download good player and use that to add it from a network drive or shared hdd on your mac/pc
Where did you get Good Player?
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Where did you get Good Player?
AppStore on your iphone
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How will that help me copy videos from Mac to iPhone?
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How will that help me copy videos from Mac to iPhone?
It allows your phone to grab the files rather than using iTunes as you don't want that!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 01:48 PM   #19
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It allows your phone to grab the files rather than using iTunes as you don't want that!
1, You must have meant iTunes Store (not AppStore) and downloading from Apple's own movie library. (Which I don't really recommend - it's much better to convert your own Blu-ray discs if you want quality, subtitles, iOS-playable extras, commentaries, lack of copy protection etc.)

2, if you meant apps that can utilize iTunes File Sharing (not to be mistaken for either iTunes Home Sharing or the standard video synch method via the Movies tab) or even direct streaming (UPnP, SMB etc.), then, you'll still need a desktop to download from.

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Where did you get Good Player?
Before you download it, you'll need to know something: if you use it to stream, you definitely won't want to use it to stream over UPnP or SMB.

Otherwise, it's a decent client BUT there are better players for some formats / setups.

Let me know which of the two you prefer: streaming or downloading before playback.

(BTW, downloading via Wi-Fi from any AppStore app will always be about 10 times slower than synching / transferring via iTunes over USB.)
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It allows your phone to grab the files rather than using iTunes as you don't want that!
How will the iPhone "grab" the video files on my Mac? How does the iPhone save the videos?
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How will the iPhone "grab" the video files on my Mac? How does the iPhone save the videos?
The videos are saved and played through the good player app
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They'll be porn videos but the OP doesn't want to use iTunes as the videos will go into the iTunes library and someone might see.

An I right? What do I win?

Anyway. Free AppStore app FileAid. Then download DiskAid software on PC/Mac and transfer them that way.
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