Where are movies stored on the iphone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by doug0365, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. doug0365 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    I have been problems lately with my jailbroken iphone 3g.. To the point that Cydia app doesn't even open anymore and safari on my phone is crashing so much that its becoming unusable. So I'm about to restore my iphone to factory and then jailbreak it but my question is where are the movies that you sync with itunes stored? I would like to back them up since some of them I dont have anymore

  2. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    I'm not exactly sure where the movies are stored but I do know to back them up just SSH into the phone and look for them there
  3. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    I don't think that you can access movie or music files.

    However, there are other options available:

    For Mac, try this.

    For Windows, check with these apps.
  4. bradenwh macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2008

    Movies are stored in /var/mobile/Media/iTunes_control/

    Inside that folder are lots of other folders like F00, F01, F02, etc. Look inside those until you find files with video file endings. Then just back them up to your computer.
  5. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    Well, there you go. I guess it's a matter of "guess and check" then, eh?
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    In the media partition of your phone. You can access this partition via iBrickr (for older software revisions like pre-2.0.0) or you can SSH into the phone.
  7. GJOxtobu macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2011
    I tried to do that, with movies downloaded via some kind of torrent client then your gonna have to concert the .avi file to a .mp4 file, I haven't actually downloaded from iTunes just yet but I assume they're going to be in your iTunes library on your iPhone, anyway if you really want the newest movies like Rango and ****, then you need to type in on google "download gnomeo and Juliet* torrent" and the best one is to go on kickasstorrents, then you download the avi and convert it to mp4, drag it to your videos section on iTunes then sync, they're ya goo
    *Gnomeo and Juliet are just examples
  8. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

    The Mad Hatter

    Oct 12, 2004
    This app works great for DL/UL'ing files to my iPhone & iPad.


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