My Android phone almost does this... does iPhone actually do it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ehzool, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. ehzool macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2014
    So I make YouTube videos as my job and since my internet at home is sooo slow, I've been using my android phone to put the movie file on the phone, access by requesting a desktop site and uploading.

    The problem is now that I have a MacBook, final cut creates .mov files. It can do other types but .mov looks the best and audio is always in sync.

    My android phone doesn't even recognize .mov files. It doesn't even see them when I try to pick a file for upload.

    I'm pretty sure an iPhone could recognize it as .mov files are Apple.

    I'm wondering how easy it is to put files onto iPhones. And I'm wondering if it's possible to request desktop sites to websites like YouTube. And also if it's possible to upload .mov files from the phone to YouTube using LTE. If so, goodbye Android phone. Thanks!
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    You can request desktop sites for YouTube easily. And you can import your video to supported apps like Documents, then choose files from there. iOS 9 enhanced file picker can greatly help you out.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    You didn't ask this, but I'm guessing you can solve your current problem by exporting your video as an .m4v file.

    In Final Cut, go to FILE > SHARE > APPLE DEVICES 1080p

    I can't promise that you Android will like that, but you have much better odds. (If that doesn't work, take the same file and rename it from .m4v to .mp4 and try it again.)
  4. kamalds macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2010
    My iPhone 6s is never able to upload a big video file to YouTube using YouTube app. Btw I also upload a lot of YouTube videos on a regular basis and use android phone to upload videos in MP4 format.
  5. StarkCity macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2013
    I use an iOS app called Capture by YouTube to edit and upload. Works great. No hassles thus far. Check it out.
  6. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    AirDrop .mov files on to the phone from Mac. Share them in directly to YouTube.

    Couldn't be easier.


    Or setup a wifi hotspot for your Mac to use.

    The iPhone can use the desktop version of YouTube but it fights you the whole time trying to "Open YouTube App". And will constantly give that too you when you press "upload". It's rather annoying.
  7. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    What would happen if we just remove app from iPhone? Then it will constantly jump to App Store reminding you to download app?
  8. marty1980 macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    Have you heard of VLC player by VideoLan? It's multiplatform (Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS) and plays video in most all
    formats (including .mov). The difference between Android and iOS is transferring the file is easier on Android. iOS you have to connect the phone to the computer and use iTunes to transfer the files.
  9. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    AirDrop from iOS to Mac has been a source of constant headaches and frustration for me. It works well enough across iOS devices, but my iOS and Mac devices just don't seem to detect each other when I am trying to transfer a file across.
  10. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Not sure actually. That maybe a solution if you don't mind not having the app, or it may jump to the App Store.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 27, 2016 ---
    I've been fortunate enough to not have an issue although I read that plenty of people do.

    The above pic is a mov I created in QuickTime (screen capture) and airdropped to my iPhone.

    It transferred perfectly admittedly I didn't see my iPad pop up in Finder during the process but I didn't try unlocking it.

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