How to transfer mp4 file to iPhone?

Discussion in 'DVD to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch' started by troutyphone, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. troutyphone

    troutyphone New Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    I converted a dvd to mp4 file but now iTunes wont import it and I can't move it to my iPhone? Any ideas on this last step?
  2. meiphones_brill

    meiphones_brill New Member

    Nov 16, 2007
    I only use Mac and Linux so we will have to wait for some PC people to come along if that's what you have (- there is a thread here all about this somewhere)

    I would use Quicktime(Pro) - that's $20 or so, but is really useful.
    Or MpegStreamclip which is free
    Or VLC likewise

    Hope this helps
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  4. guest0320

    guest0320 Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    I am having exactly the same problem on my Dell.

    I successfuly converted the file, it is sitting on my desktop and when I go to drag and drop I get nothing.

    At least I am not the only one.

  5. Hawk

    Hawk Genius

    Aug 2, 2007
    I use DVD Shrink to rip my DVD's and then Handbrake to convert them to ipod compatible MP4. Then I open iTunes, click Video, and then open the location I have for the file, and drag and drop. (Using Windows, btw)
    From some of the posts I have read on here, it seems that MP4 video, doesn't always mean COMPATIBLE video.
    My best advice is to go download handbrake(FREE!) and use it to make sure that your video file is compatible with ipod/iPhone.
  6. bloodbath18

    bloodbath18 New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Sometimes that happens even if you click "Add file to library" from "File" on the top left corner of iTunes. Try to use a different converter for the mp4's that didn't show up on iTunes. It usually works for me.
  7. El Matador

    El Matador New Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    OK so where can you get this Handbrake sotware at? can you give me the link?
  8. guest0320

    guest0320 Member

    Nov 11, 2007
  9. El Matador

    El Matador New Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Thank you so much
  10. iP5

    iP5 Evangelist

    Sep 7, 2010
    If you're JB'd the combo of iFile and PhoneDisk is sweet.

    Also CMIIW but seems like VLC was like adding additional codecs.

    Sent from my iPhone using iCafe app
  11. Ozzie5374

    Ozzie5374 Contributor

    Nov 7, 2010
    I use Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate - converts then loads directly to iPhone.

    Sent from my iPhone using iCafe
  12. Tomerpeter

    Tomerpeter New Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    MP4 is the right format for iPhone, but you must sure the resolution is not bigger than 720p, you can use 640*480 or 576i UP to 720p, use AAC audio codec, H.264 codec MP4 format.
  13. Osman Musa

    Osman Musa New Member

    Jun 11, 2011
    Apple is a bizarre company they complicate things. I had the same issue here and figured out the problem. What you have to do on iTunes is click File then Add Folder then it will import all movies in that folder that it recognizes. I tried the drag and drop the mp4 option but didn't work however this add folder worked and it imported everything.
  14. Brochet89

    Brochet89 New Member

    Aug 2, 2012
    You can also download Buzz Player to iPhone and trasfer .avi or .mkv instanly without converting them.
  15. maplelegend

    maplelegend Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    I've done some MP4 transfer before and iTunes have no problem importing those videos.So maybe your iTunes version is not the latest?Or maybe you should just get a professional transfer program like they said above.

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