Transfering movies to my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPod' started by crazycat, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    I just got an iPhone and i am using it instead on my iPod touch. I record my tv shows on my DVR and transfer them to my Mac laptop without a problem. Whats the best way to get these shows on my iPhone? I cant drag the .avi files to iTunes, i tried using handbrake and it is fine but takes to long to convert them to an itunes compatible format.

    Is there a better way?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Usually no. The conversion from avi to anything depends on the power of your computer. Unfortunately, it could take a while. Your better bet is to try and see if there is a way to record onto your DVR and transfer to something more compatible with iTunes right away. I don't know whether this is possible but it's worth looking into.
  3. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a


    Dec 27, 2008
    handbrake is usually the best encoder that most people use.. but there are others about.. unfortunately i cant recommend them, cos i dont use them! sorry about that. have a google about and see what comes up?

    Hope that helps (although its almost guaranteed to not of helped at all!! lol) :S


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