Video File Conversion/Import To iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AbSoluTc, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    I figure a different thread with a real question would be a good change :)

    I downloaded a couple of videos from YouTube. They are in MP4 format. They play fine on my computer. If I change them to M4V format they again, play fine within iTunes. No issues. However, I cannot add them to the library to sync to my iPhone.

    I used handbrake to convert them as Apple - Universal and left them at the 1080p size. 1920x1080. It converted them and the file was perfect. Again, I cannot import them into iTunes. Nor can I drag and drop.

    What am I missing? I don't want to convert the files to a smaller resolution. I want the full 1080p resolution. Is that a problem? Anyone know why iTunes is not acknowledging the file?
     
  2. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    I tried the Apple Universal and iPhone defaults. Did not change anything. Those worked. I also found out when I dragged and dropped, it was putting them in the movies section, not the music (where my music videos are). Easy fix.

    However, it does not seem to like the 1080p resolution. I wonder why?
     
  3. gloss macrumors 601

    gloss

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    Well, for one, the iPhone doesn't support 1080p video. You can't load anything above 640x480 onto the device.

    Even the iPhone 4 won't support anything above 720p.

    Here's the compatibility:

    "Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats"

    Try downsizing as an experiment and see if they import.
     
  4. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    Thanks. I did try the downsize and that worked. Your info explains why I am having problems. I just like to have the largest size available for videos and it seems 640x480 is it. I am encoding one now with that resolution and will see if it works.

    So the iPhone 4 will support UP TO 720p correct? I would think.
     

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