How do I get a downloaded movie on my iphone 3g?

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  1. shorty1985 macrumors newbie

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    A friend gave me an mp-4 file and i want to put it on my iphone. I have it in itunes, and when i want to sync the movie to my phone, it just gives me an error message saying that it cant put it on the iphone. how can i get it to?
     
  2. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    First time asking question in class? Don't you think the detail of error message is important?
     
  3. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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  4. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Convert the video using iSquint.

    Then try transferring thru iTunes again.
     
  5. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    I just drag and drop all my pr0... errr movie files onto the iPhone icon in iTunes with no tissues err issues.
    :D
     
  6. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    You cracked me up :D :p
     
  7. shorty1985 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It tells me that the movie cannot be played on the iphone
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    In iTunes, simply right-click on it and select "Convert for iPhone" that will adjust the bitrate and resolution to work on the iPhone, then select it from the list on the iPhone's Movie Tab.

    TEG
     
  9. shorty1985 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I right click, I don't have the option to convert for iphone
     
  10. TEG macrumors 604

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    Use the menuse...

    Advanced>Create iPod/iPhone Version. If that doesn't work, I doubt the file even plays in iTunes, in which case you need to use iSquint, Toast, or ffmpeg to convert it to a compatible format, then import into iTunes, then convert for iPod. Not all MP4 video files are true MP4, some are MS-MPEG4, some are something else.

    TEG
     
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