iPhone 4 can't sync videos?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Ray, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. The Ray macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    Disclaimer: I've never put videos on an iPhone before.

    With the resolution on the screen of the iPhone 4 being so amazing, I wanted to put a few short videos on there to show it off. I've watched quite a few HD videos on Youtube, but obviously I'm not always going to be near a wi-fi connection.

    So, I downloaded a few movie trailers from iTunes so I could show them to people whenever I wanted (and since they're free), but they won't sync to the phone. I get an error message saying that they won't play on the iPhone.

    Obviously, I downloaded the 1080p versions of these, but I don't understand what the problem is. If you don't know how to get around this problem, could you at least recommend some things I could get from iTunes that WILL play in HD on the iPhone?

  2. nparmelee macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2008
    What format did you download them for? Use handbrake and re-cut them for Apple TV or iPhone mode then copy those files to iTunes.
  3. The Ray thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    It didn't give me an option to choose a format.

    All I want is to get a few free HD videos from iTunes, and watch them on the iPhone. I don't want to use other programs and recut anything.
  4. SiskoKid macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Try downloading the 720p versions. I'm sure anything above that just wouldn't display correctly?

    That's the best guess I got though.

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