Help with i Phone (ringtones and movie playing)

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  1. amin001 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    am new to iphone 3GS - just need a help on a few things:
    1> i would like to have my mp3 songs has ringtones on my iphone (i have the 8.2.1 version itune player).
    2> how do i convert my movies on my p.c so i can watch them on my iphone (been told told to download mp4 converter ) but dont work.

    thats it i think

    i apprecitate some help guys

    thx :)
     
  2. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    On #2 Google "Handbrake".
    It has iPhone presets.
     
  3. amin001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    where it mentions in options to change start and stop time i dont have that on my screen - do i have the wrong version of i tunes!:)

    its ok am sorted
     
  4. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    don't know.. he says he's on PC.. isn't handbrake for macs?
    that is what i use... but don't know on the PC side.....
     
  5. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    I don't think the OP wants to rip their DVDs. I think they want to convert the movies they already have on their computer to iPhone format.
     
  6. amin001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i downloaded handbrake, video file converts to MPG4 but wont go into my itunes when i try to play it i get message
    Error -2048 coundnt open the file (name) becase it is not a file that Quick Time understands
     
  7. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    I have a PC.
    I use the Handbrake for PC version and it works fine.
     
  8. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    Handbrake just converts the file to whatever preset you want.
    In this case for the iPhone.
    It doesn't rip.
     
  9. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    did you right click on the file and select "Open With" and then tell it to open with either Quicktime or iTunes?
     
  10. amin001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeh i tryed that got the same error message - am on XP - will it work on XP
     
  11. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it's the same for XP but I am on Vista but let's start over from the beginning since I don't have too much info on where your original file is.
    First you have to rip the movie (if you haven't already) and get rid of the enycryption. I use DVD Decrypter. I then save the file to my Desktop. Then I use Handbrake with the Iphone preset and it re-encodes the file for the iPhone. The file is still sitting on my desktop at this time. Then I right click the file and select "Open With" and I select iTunes. Then I add the file to my iTunes Library and then move it to my iPhone. Is this what you did?
     
  12. amin001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys for your help i have now managed to sort the movie n ringtone problem out;
    i use audiko for the mp3 ringtones n it works well
    also use movavi video converter for my movies - its takes time but does work only for 30days free trial.:)
     
  13. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    Handbrake doesn't rip DVDs? That's funny, considering that's wrong.
    I use Handbrake to rip DVDs all of the time.
     

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