.mov file not supported on iPhone?

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ok it is mad enough that we can't mms ... we're over that... but my gf sent me a video of my puppy playing that she recorded with her MBA.. she sent the .mov file to my email.. the iPhone said, "this file cant be viewed..." this is LAME... this is a Apple file.. come on Apple what is this? Apple format not supported on Apple phone.. this is so stupid....... im mad and this is lame.....
 

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oh man this gets better.... now my when im in the mail app the status bar goes away.. this is weird.... what is going on? i restarted the phone and the status bar was there.. but i tried to play the video again and it killed the status bar again.... sucks
 

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Sounds like an improperly-coded quicktime to me.
 

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yes that is what i thought too.. this is what she did..

went to quicktime-->new video recording--> recorded-->closed-->emailed it to me.

and now my status bar is messed up...
 

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thanks bro but the issue is that she wants to send me a video.. and i don't get it .. .mov is Apple why wont it work..
 

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.MOV is most definitely supported on the iPhone. Most likely that the file was encoded improperly.

- John
 

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.MOV is most definitely supported on the iPhone. Most likely that the file was encoded improperly.

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only some .MOV files will play on my iPhone, so I converted all my videos to MP4 and their smaller so I'm better off LOL
 

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.MOV is most definitely supported on the iPhone. Most likely that the file was encoded improperly.

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As a new Mackbook owner I was wondering what the correct way to encode is. Also I have subscribed to many video podcasts through iTunes and they will not sync to my iPhone (gives me the "format not supported" error)....

Any suggestions?
~S
 

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john or anyone that can help, might be able to help me with this.. this is what she did ... open quick time, new video file, recorded, then emailed me the file...

i checked her comp the file is h.264 128kbps acc audio 640x480

is that right or does it HAVE to be 320x480?

... thanks..
 

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I found a couple of links with some info which may help.

http://www.mp4mail.com/docs/intro

http://mac.blorge.com/2007/09/27/iphone-update-adds-mp3-and-wav-email-attachment-support/

Apparently, the current firmware only supports wav and mp3 files as attachments. You may want to explore the mp4mail option if you want to regularly e-mail video clips.
Aha! So it's mail. I knew that it supported video viewing, but apparently not .MOV. Looks like the encoding is okay.

- John
 

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Forget this post. This isn't about Safari.
 

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Aha! So it's mail. I knew that it supported video viewing, but apparently not .MOV. Looks like the encoding is okay.

- John
Email, it said nothing about email... Yes, .mov email movies aren't supported, although they will appear to "load", only the sound will play.
 

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haha sorry that i didn't make that clear... yes it is an email that she is sending me..
 

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I received an email last night with a .mov attached, and it played fine. No sound, but I was still able to see my daughter crawling...
 

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that is cool... yes i want to my puppy humm.. that is funny that it worked for you..ill try it again.. but the weirdest part is that it messed up my phone, everytime that i go into the maill app the status bar in the top [range, time, battery life ] goes away and i get a gray bar.... WEIRD
 

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Yeah I'm not sure why the sound didn't work. Not sure if it's an issue with the iPhone or camera that took the movie...

But it did work, so yours should too.
 

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Yeah I'm not sure why the sound didn't work. Not sure if it's an issue with the iPhone or camera that took the movie...

But it did work, so yours should too.
It's very weird. I wonder if it's a MP4 movie that was renamed .mov. It wouldn't make sense otherwise.