Cannot resync videos taken with 3G S? [UPDATE] SOLUTION FOUND

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LoMonkey, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. LoMonkey macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2008
    Ok, so I took some video with my 3G S. I then synced with iPhoto on my Mac, and when I did so, I chose the "Delete Originals" option, like I have for the past year and a half on my 3G (but with pictures). Now, I can't seem to find a way to sync the videos I took with the 3G S, back on to the 3G S. I've even tried adding my iPhoto folder as a video folder in iTunes, but iTunes says it's can't find the video. Anyone else having this problem?

    EDIT: Okay, I've been able to sync the videos to the video section of the iPod app on the 3G S, but as you may know, videos there do not rotate. Meaning videos are either super zoomed in, or super zoomed out. Is there no way to sync it back to the Photos app?

    Okay, this will only work if you have already synced your videos onto your Mac or PC. (However, I have only tested this with a Mac)

    First, download DiskAid. You can purchase it or use the shareware version.

    Next, connect your iPhone 3G S and launch DiskAid on your Mac or PC.
    Then, in the bottom left hand corner of diskaid, change the fold from DiskAid Folder to Media Folder.
    Now, click on DCIM, then click 100APPLE.
    Finally, click Copy to Device, and choose your video. If you synced to iPhoto, just choose iPhoto and find your video. And voilla! Your videos are resynced to your Photos app on your iPhone. No restart necessary! Just relaunch the Photos app on your iPhone if you already had it open while doing the above steps.
  2. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    I have this problem too... surely there should be a way to sync back to the photos section rather than to the ipod section.

    Maybe apple need to issue a quick fix?
  3. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
  4. LoMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2008
    I have updated my original post with a SOLUTION! :D
    It's just a work around right now, but hopefully Apple will fix this problem so we won't have to go through all this to resync video taken with the iPhone!
  5. UnbornApple macrumors regular


    Jun 18, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN
    what about taking those videos and putting them into iTunes and then syncing them that way?
  6. LoMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2008
    As stated in the original post, that didn't work. Which is why we have to use this work around until Apple fixes this problem.
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It didn't work because you didn't do it right.

    Open iTunes -> File -> Add to library

    From here, if you are on a mac, you can access the iPhoto library easily from the "Media" section of the window that pops up. They will sync into the "movies" section in iTunes.
  8. LoMonkey thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2008
    You obviously didn't read the original post. The problem wasn't syncing the videos back to the phone, because I was able to get them to the iPod app on the phone. The problem was syncing them back to the Photos app on the phone. That way, they can be emailed or sent through an MMS to people.

    Currently, the method I added to the original post is the only way to get the videos back to the Photos app.
  9. Vonswanko macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2008
    Hey OP, thanks for this. Was trying to figure it out also.

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