Can't sync .mp4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Espo, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Espo macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have a pretty large .mp4 and I can't get it to sync with my iPhone. It is checked in the video tab but it wont sync. I don't know how to get it to sync. I have iPhoneBrowser, but idk if i can get it to work that way.

    Thanks
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Well in my experience you have to have an mp4 specifically sized for the iPhone screen, not just be an mp4. You can easily convert it if it is not the right resolution.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ^^ that is correct. Not all mp4s are the same and therefore not all mp4s will work on the iPhone. Leave it to Apple to make our lives difficult.
     
  4. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    #4
    not sure what type of computer you have. I have Windows XP and use NERO to convert all my iphone videos.

    It automatically does it for you. There is actually an iPod setting within NERO.
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Check to make sure it meets specs for iPhone playback. It needs to be 640x480 or smaller resolution, I'd stay under 1.5Mbps for bitrate and 30fps or less.

    I use Handbrake on my Mac and there's an awesome "iPhone/iPod" setting that does the trick too. :)
     

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