.mov to .mp4 - file length limit?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Dimwhit, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    I have a nearly 11-hour .mov file that I want to put on my iPhone. But of course, the iPhone won't take a .mov file (go figure). However, I just can NOT get it to a .mp4 format. Tried exporting from Quicktime Pro but I always get an error toward the end. Tried VisualHub, but the sound was completely borked (only the first hour or two had audio, but it was from the end of the movie. :confused: Next I tried MPEG Streamclip, but it told me the movie was too long. Is there a limit I don't know about? Any suggestions for getting this converted? Besides splitting it in two (which I know is an option).
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Who in their right mind would want to watch an 11 hour movie ... especially on an iPhone's tiny screen?

    ;-)
     
  3. Dimwhit thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    Well, it doesn't have to be seen all at one time... :)
     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Then why make it all in one file? That doesn't make sense. Break it up into segments/episodes. You'll keep the file sizes down as well as make it easier/more manageable for the viewer.

    -DH
     

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