How to transfer mp4 file to iPhone?

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meiphones_brill

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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?
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
 

guest0320

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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.

Dana
 

Hawk

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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.
 

bloodbath18

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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.
 

iP5

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If you're JB'd the combo of iFile and PhoneDisk is sweet.

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

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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?
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.
 

Osman Musa

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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.
 

maplelegend

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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.