Convert Video for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by endoscient, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. endoscient macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2005
    What is the best app you would recommend to convert video for my iPhone, for either PC or Mac?

    I have a tried a few, including iSquint for the mac. But so far I haven't really found a good one, the output of the video on my iPhone and playing it on the computer is 2fps. Even though the source video (in xvid) displays fine. Any suggestions?
  2. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Handbrake, hands down is the best app for ripping dvds directly into iPhone format (or any other format). Its for mac and pc. FREE

    Visual Hub, I believe is the best app for Mac for converting already made video files. PAY

    Videora Converter, Nice app for Windows, used this long ago when the first video iPods came out, hasn't dissapointed me since. FREE
  3. aridon macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2007
  4. kydee6039 macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2007
  5. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007

    Please try and use the search. This question has been discussed in multiple topics.
  6. schatzie macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    Can Hand Brake take other sources besides DVD? I too use Hand Brake, but it only seems to take DVD as a source, no other format.

  7. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Yea no other format i believe. So you use iPhone Videora Converer that on PC
    or use Visual Hub on Mac.
  8. bowens macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    I use MPEG Streamclip. It has presets for iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, XBox, etc. It works great. And it's FREE!
  9. Oman macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    Hand Brake is great, especially the latest version that does not require the user to input the video settings.

    However, the best one I have is Magic Video Converter.

    It converts all video formats AVI, MPEG, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, VCD, DVD, SVCD, RMVB, RM, WMV, MOV, DIVX and other video formats. I had some .MP4 videos that would not work on my Iphone but would work on my Ipod, used Magic Video COnverter to convert them to MPV and now they work on the Iphone. This is hands donw the best app if you ask me. It will even strip audio from a movie file if you just want to listen to it, say like a documentary that you dont need to see in order to enjoy.
  10. mattdogg02 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2008
  11. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Do not listen to these people, they have clearly never tried to actually convert videos ( NOT DVD's) and gotten decent results

    The best program to convert videos also happens to be FREEIt's called Super

    It can convert pretty much ANYTHING to the correct mp4 output

    The maximum resolution that the ipod can push out are

    640 X 480 good for video out ( will display at a lower rate on iPhone)
    640 X 360 good for 16:9 video out

    If you are just running it on your iPhone display I would recommend

    480:270 for 16:9
    480:320 for everything else ( will probably be stretched )

    make sure that your video bitrate is below 1500 kbps ( so choose 1488)

    Audio should be set to 48000 , 2 channel and 160 kbps

    those are the settings I use but you can lower them if you want to make a smaller file

    also not all videos are high quality. if you want to see what the exact specs of your video download VLC player and media player classic to figure out what the framerate,bitrate, soundrate, etc are for the video

    that way you don't reencode it at a "higher level" ( thus making it bigger than it should be)

    however if you are a person that is not that technical, then I would recommend Videora

    way less options but it seems to encode faster than super ( but quality is lower than a "well selected" encode"
  12. patd macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    San Marcos, Ca.
    I use the Avex DVD/Video converter, It is pretty easy to use, It compresses the DVD movies to around six hundred meg and it takes around fifty minutes to convert a DVD movie. Its not free though.
  13. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Why are you reviving 5 year old threads that have already been answered?

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