.mov converted to work on a phone

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  1. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

    CEAbiscuit

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    Any help or direction pointing would be apprceiated. I would like to take a 12 meg movie, shorten it and convert it to a format playable on a cell phone. As I understand it:

    • I would be converting it to a an MPEG-4 format, but maybe I'm wrong?
    • Quicktime Pro can handle Conversion. Or do I need Toast? Popcorn? What is the difference?
    • The maximum length for a movie to a phone should be about 15 secs correct?
    • I would like to send the movie to both Sprint and Verizon Phones- is there a difference in file format etc?

    Thanks for the any help in pointing me in the right direction.
     
  2. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Quicktime pro export to 3gp
    The length/size depends on how much memory your phone has. Mine has a gig, and holds hours of video.
    The data rate and frame rate you pick influence how large the file that you export will become.
     

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  3. CEAbiscuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

    CEAbiscuit

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    Great help. 2 more ?s:

    With this convert the audio as well?
    Can I easily email the file?
    Is it accptable to send it via SMS (or in this case MMS)?

    Thanks!
     
  4. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Audio will happen, notice the audio tab in my pic.
    Email should work. It depends on your isp/network admin's restriction on max file size for attachments. (as well as the receiver's restrictions)

    "Is it accptable to send it via SMS (or in this case MMS)?"
    I don't know.
    I use my phone as a video ipod.

    You should read up on file compression if you don't understand file formats, frame rate, bitrates ect.

    You're welcome
    Cheers OG
     

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