3GS Supports Large Video Files!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by entropy1980, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. entropy1980 macrumors regular

    entropy1980

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    Ok just copied over a 6.5 GB video from my iTunes collection and it plays! Before I would get a not supported message on my 3G now on the 3GS it plays back! Great news! Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere yet....
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    That's a big-arse video - what are the settings on that big sucker?
     
  3. entropy1980 thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL. I have some bigger as well trying a 13GB right now. Let's just say they are really, really high quality encodes that are like 4+ hours long :)
     
  4. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Why would I want to put a 6.5 GB video on my iPhone to play on a 480x320 screen?
     
  5. entropy1980 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because I don't want to maintain 2 separate encodes 1 for entertainment center and 1 for my iPhone. Now 1 file works on both. Yay!
     
  6. entropy1980 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup even a 13GB video file plays. So stoked no more re-encoding for taking movies on the go!
     
  7. netslacker macrumors 6502

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    What's the resolution on those?
     
  8. sammich macrumors 601

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    Well, I see your apprehension in having a iPhone and a theatre version of your movies, but really, with any decent computer, especially one that collects large high quality movies, hard drive space and organisation shouldn't be an issue. Plus you can convert 1080p to iPhone native h.264 in real time and a 2 hour movie is probably only about 1gig.

    As well, how much faster is transfer to the 3GS? I was syncing a different season of a TV show (about 4 gigs) and it took like 30 minutes on the slow 3G memory chips.
     
  9. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately, the large video output setting in iMovie does not play on an iPhone. I think the limit on video size is 720x480, which I think is the max for a widescreen DVD movie. I think I ripped a bunch on some setting that went over that, so now I have to dig those DVDs up.

    But for the first point, I had some home movies that I output to the highest quality format that wouldn't play on the phone. So I've gone back and coverted them, and now I'll have to drop down a notch when exporting in the future.
     
  10. jamac427 macrumors newbie

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    1.4 Gig video took me just under 3 minutes right with backup... hope that helps someway...
     

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