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    quicktime can with perian, so can vlc. Why do you need iTunes to?
     
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    no. but you can install Perian, open it in QuickTime Player and save as a reference file and then add the reference file to iTunes.
     
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    well i have a movie .avi movie and i wanted it on my itunes for some organizational reason, and i'll be getting an iphone and wouldnt mind having a movie on hand
     
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    ^ well you didnt specify if you wanted to play it on your iPhone. use iSquint to convert the .avi to .mp4. note this will cause a loss in quality.
     
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    Get iSquint, it will convert it to an iphone compatible format.
     
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    and this is why i love this forum. thank folks
     
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    Is there any way to prevent the quality loss?
     
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    no because iPhone can only play mpeg and the .avi is a container which probably has divx or xvid video. coverting one video format to another format gives a loss in quality.

    try to get a really good quality .avi and then encode it to .mp4 with high quality settings. this will result in a lower quality loss but will also take ages.
     
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    At the moment i use iSquint on the highest quality setting, but still end up sometimes with, not so much picture quality drop, but the sound track a couple of seconds out from the picture
     
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    not sure sorry. just tinker with it and try again you might get the audio back in sync.
     

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