Compressing Movies for iPhone 4 for maximum Storage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Walkaa, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Walkaa macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    Im going to LA from London on thursday and i don't want to get bored on the flight i know virgin have a huge multimedia library but still i want to upload my own movies onto my iphone through the VLC app. i have quite the catalog and just want maximum choice there all around 700mb-1.4gb how can i compress these whilst saving quality to get more movies on the phone.

    Walkaa
     
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    If they're as divx avi's right now, use handbrake to convert them to h264's for ipod app, should be able to reduce size maybe 25%-50% depending on how much quality loss can stand due to better codec. Best to fiddle with a short sample till get a compromise happy with.
     
  3. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    use handbrake, but we can't answer what bitrate to choose

    only you can decide what quality/size ratio is acceptable, you need to mess around with files and decide what bitrate is acceptable for your tastes)

    I wouldn't use the VLC app btw, it blows compared to a properly formatted handbrake h264 file using the native iPod video player

    btw you're going to get bored watching a movie on a 3.5" monitor, and if not that, then it will be the battery


    Get a good book, some comic books, a puzzle, something non-electronic for a long trip

    I built a Gundam Plastic model kit when I flew back from Japan to LAX
     

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