How To Convert Movies And Use Them In My Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brainlabs, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. brainlabs macrumors newbie

    brainlabs

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    I tried using handbrake and others to decode and convert AVI and et cetera files, however i have failed again and again...could someone with a good heart show me the way...:eek:

    thanks
     
  2. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake has rarely failed* me making/converting a file to ipod/iphone size.
    IMHO it has to be user error :D

    Have you tried iSquint?

    What are the errors?
    Are you setting Handbrake to the correct settings?

    *the rare fails are some newer DVDs I've bought. Others have had issues with those same titles also as noted in the handbrake forums. I wish Disney and other studio's would put a mobile version of the movie on the DVD.
     
  3. aandf1978 macrumors member

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    When you convert the movies in Handbrake are you setting the preset format to be Iphone??? Like Flhusky I have used Handbrake for a long time and have never had a failure to which it wasn't operator error.
     
  4. biggrim macrumors member

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    Handbrake can only encode the movie to suit your iPhone if you have firstly decrypted the copy protection from the source dvd.

    I had the same issues myself when I started using it and had to get some dvd decryption software and it's worked fine since.

    HTH
     
  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried mac the ripper? I'm not sure what the equivalent application is in windows though.
     
  6. mavis macrumors 68040

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    DVD Decrypter. Free, always worked great.
     
  7. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    Any suggestions on converting divx movies? I have a few I'd like to tackle.
     
  8. Sky Blue Guest

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    Handbrake
     
  9. carlsonrobb macrumors newbie

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    Handbrake Clarification

    New here so please go easy.

    Regarding Handbrake. I have seen that it gets a lot of recomendations.

    When you rip a DVD with Handbrake and you save it to your iTunes file, does the complete DVD come over? Specifically do you get the navigation page from the DVD or does it just launch the movie?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  10. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    I really wish people would:

    1. Actually read the question
    2. Refrain from posting unless they know the answer

    But I suppose that, as this is teh interwebs, it's never going to happen... :rolleyes:

    Handbrake is only useful for converting DVD files.

    If you want to convert "normal" video files, such as AVI or DivX you should use the "Export" command in QuickTime Pro. There is a preset in there specifically for the iPhone.

    If QuickTime can't read the video file in question, then it's time to hunt down a suitable codec. I believe "Perian" is useful in this respect.

    Finally, MPEGStreamclip has a rather useful batch conversion feature.
     
  11. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +1 ^^^ HandBrake is the best at what it does, while MPEG Streamclip is the best at what it does, as the poster above says. I've used these two religiously and have never had a problem....:p:p:p:cool::cool::cool:
     
  12. Muhammad009 macrumors newbie

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    don't use handbrake

    here use this:

    its the DVD soft video to iphone converter.

    http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/downloads/download-free-video-to-iPhone-converter.htm

    when you open it for the first time, you'll see the DVD video soft manager, click number 15, that's video to iphone then just convert from there. make sure you set the conversion to whatever you want, like high, standard,or medium quality.
     
  13. t22design macrumors regular

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    I really wish people would:
    1. check they have their facts straight

    Since 0.9.3 Handbrake has: (quoting handbrake.fr)
     
  14. StoneGaijin macrumors regular

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    LOL

    this was my favorite post in this thread.
     
  15. Epix macrumors member

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    I wouldn't use handbrake to convert AVI files. Use something like DVD shrink (also great for ripping a DVD movie disc) first to a mpg file then use handbrake to convert to a proper iPhone mp4.
     
  16. barebackbadger8 macrumors 6502

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    i use visualhub (isquints big brother) and it works fine....
     
  17. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Crikey! You learn something new everyday and I've been using 0.9.3 since November.

    That being said, I've never had much luck with ffmpeg or ffmpegx so I'll keep using QuickTime or StreamClip for my non-DVD needs.
     

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