Really quick iTunes > iPhone question. Can someone help pls

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stevearm, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,

    Really quick question. I'd like to encode a 720p movie clip using handbrake to keep on my Macbook, but which I'd also like to sync over to my iPhone/iPad.

    If I encode it with a high bitrate, and the end file is something like 3GB in file size, would it take that much space on the iPhone or iPad? Or does iTunes shrink the video clip to a more manageable resolution + file size?

    Thanks, hope someone can help.
     
  2. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

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    No. It is what it is - and i am assuming you are using a format which the ipad/iphone supports.
     
  3. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it's a .mkv.

    So a 4GB 720p video synced over to my iPhone will still take up 4GB?

    I ask because I'm pretty sure photos are optimised and shrunk, so wanted to check if videos were too.

    What do people do if they want max quality on their laptop, but want a smaller filesize iPhone version? Have two copies on their laptop?
     
  4. stevearm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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