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Old Mar 4, 2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Why can't I play mp4 file on iPhone?

I have few .mp4 movies encoded using Handbrake using AppleTV preset.
I have enough space on iPhone more than 5GB left and I am trying to copy
only 2GB of mp4 file.

When I try to sync using iTunes, iTunes gives error saying iPhone can't play this format. So not able to Sync that file. Not sure what exactly is the format I should give to iPhone? Isn't iPhone support mp4 format?

Can you please help.

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Old Mar 4, 2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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The quality/resolution is too high, so the iPhone isn't powerful enough to play it, use iSquint or FFMPEGX to reduce the quality/resolution of the file.
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The bit rate of the file is too high, or it is High Complexity. The iPhone and iPods can only play a 128 bps files that are Low Complexity. The file size will be larger to accomplish this. Just right click on them and select, "Convert for iPod/iPhone" and then the converted ones will work.

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Old Mar 5, 2009, 06:14 AM   #4
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The bit rate of the file is too high, or it is High Complexity. The iPhone and iPods can only play a 128 bps files that are Low Complexity. The file size will be larger to accomplish this. Just right click on them and select, "Convert for iPod/iPhone" and then the converted ones will work.

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tried this now the video is completely gone , and a white screen appears, and sound is there.....
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Old Mar 5, 2009, 10:53 AM   #5
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I have few .mp4 movies encoded using Handbrake using AppleTV preset.
I have enough space on iPhone more than 5GB left and I am trying to copy
only 2GB of mp4 file.

When I try to sync using iTunes, iTunes gives error saying iPhone can't play this format. So not able to Sync that file. Not sure what exactly is the format I should give to iPhone? Isn't iPhone support mp4 format?

Can you please help.

Thanks,
Not sure about your exact issue, but handbrake has an iPhone preset that I have used for movies I have. Has worked great.
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