Import Movie Questiom?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rstark18, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    I have some videos that I am trying to convert so that I can import them to iMovie. THey were taken on an LX3 so are in mpeg2 format. I know this won't import directly so I am trying to convert them with Quicktime. I thought I'd be able to export to H.264 "Movie to Quicktime Movie" and I would be able to bring is right in but it says "xxxxxx.MOV was not copied to the iPhone because it cannot be played on this iPhone". Any ides why it won't transfer?
     
  2. SonoViva macrumors 6502

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    If you have the .mov file in iTunes, click Advanced at the top while you have the movie selected. On that drop-down menu, there'll be an option to "create an iPhone or iPod version." Let me know if this helps.
     
  3. rstark18 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I do that will I loose the 720P?
     
  4. rstark18 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried it and it makes it low res. I want to be able to keep all the quality. It seems strange that the Quicktime converted file doesn't work with the iPhone.
     
  5. WardC macrumors 68030

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    As I recall, iPods and iPhones will only play certain resolution MP4 and H.264 videos. They have to be a certain constrained resolution.

    According to the tech specs for the iPhone 4, your movie has to fall under these specific parameters: Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

    I found this information here:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

    Hope this helps!
    I am guessing your audio might not be compressed correctly, but according to the tech specs it CAN play 720p H.264
     
  6. rstark18 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you might be right about the audio. I'll let you know in a minute.
     
  7. rstark18 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was it had to change the audio to AAC and frame rate to 30 from 24.
     

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