WTF??? I tried to upload a HD tv episode to my iPhone3g and its not possible????

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  1. AnimalPaintball macrumors regular

    AnimalPaintball

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    WTF??? I tried to upload a HD tv episode to my iPhone3g and it says its not possible.

    I was putting the HD show on the iPhone so I could play the show on my TV using the apple component cables. But the HD version wont upload to my iPhone saying that "The video format is not supported"

    Anybody else have this problem???

    THnx on advance
    Mondo
     
  2. mcdj macrumors 604

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    All I know is, the more WTFs a post has, the better the odds the problem is user error and the user's inability to search the forums and/or Google, where I have just verified that the answers exist.
     
  3. AnimalPaintball thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, I didnt search google,

    Instead I thought I would may come to ummmm, maybe the iPHone forum for some answers. Wow what a crazy idea!!!!:p
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    There would be no point in putting an HD movie on an iPhone, even if you could. I realize you want to watch it on you HDTV, but the iPhone would not have anywhere near enough horsepower to play it.
     
  5. AnimalPaintball thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. fuzorsilverbolt macrumors member

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    Besides iphone only plays apple's video format .aac and mp4 so unless your HD video is in one of those formats that iphone won't play them. It's best to just get your videos from itunes then they're all preformatted for your phone.

    BTW, mcdj, that is really really really funny. I almost had to start my post with a WTF! haha
     
  7. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    is it really that much harder to spell thanks ?

    1280x720 ( HD) videos will not play on the Iphone, the bitrate is too high


    853X480 ( and 640x480 ) videos will play

    when you purchase videos on itunes look at the info of the file to get the resolution of the videos.

    A simple and fast way to know if a video will work is

    : If the video has a HD icon next to it, it will not play on the iPhone
    : If the video has a small tv Icon it will play ( mostly) on the iPhone
     
  8. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    you need mp4 format videos, not much else will work
     
  9. AnimalPaintball thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. calvy macrumors 65816

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    In linux, I use the following script to encode hidef (usually 720p, sometimes 1080i and 1080p) and put the resulting mp4 on my iphone. Quality is great, though I never output the video back to a TV, so I can't comment on that. I wouldn't expect HD quality though, that's not reasonable.

    oops, here's the link to the script

    http://podencoder.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/podencoder
     
  11. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    Buying HD movies from iTunes gives you two versions - the HD copy, and a standard copy tht can be used to transfer to your iPhone.
     
  12. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    100% agree with this person

    btw its not just mp4 files that work ( m4v files work too)
     
  13. milani macrumors 68000

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    You could always just acquire some conversion software and convert the HD video (or the standard definition version if it was included) to an iPhone-friendly format. That is what I would do - to tell with DRM and copyright.
     
  14. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    Whats the point of buying content if you are just going to have to re-encode it ?

    If that's the case I would rather torrent the file and then encode it myself
     
  15. calvy macrumors 65816

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    I gave up on torrents and use giganews to grab everything from newsgroups. then i ./podencoder *.mkv and I get me a nice mp4 to load onto the iphone.
     
  16. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    why the bashing guys. just answer his questions. thnx thanks who cares!
     

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