Video encoding for iPhone

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B-Line

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Jul 6, 2007
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I have some short films that are encoded in:
Mpeg-4 Video, ACC
Dimensions 624x368

- Am I using dimensions that are to big?
both films are 15-20 minutes and are 150mg-200mg respectively

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jjvaldez

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Jul 3, 2007
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#2
needs to be : 480-by-320-pixel


and only accepts :

Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

this is on the Apple website


hope that it works...
 

Doc Holiday

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Jul 10, 2007
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My Video Settings

iPhone can play 640x480 video files. I have converted DVD movies to .MP4 with H.264 codec at 640x480 at 1000kb bit rate 29.97fps and they look great! File sizes range from 300-400MB per hour of video. I like encoding to 640x480 because my videos play full screen without black bars on left or right sides, but if file size is an issue encode 480x320 at a lower bitrate.
 

Nuggets

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iPhone can play 640x480 video files. I have converted DVD movies to .MP4 with H.264 codec at 640x480 at 1000kb bit rate 29.97fps and they look great! File sizes range from 300-400MB per hour of video. I like encoding to 640x480 because my videos play full screen without black bars on left or right sides, but if file size is an issue encode 480x320 at a lower bitrate.
What program did you use? I'm having a hell of a time finding something that will let me convert DVD to 640x480 like you said. Most tools I tried are dumbed down and don't really tell me what the output is going to be.
 

Doc Holiday

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What program did you use? I'm having a hell of a time finding something that will let me convert DVD to 640x480 like you said. Most tools I tried are dumbed down and don't really tell me what the output is going to be.
I know aren't they, pretty frustrating huh? Tell me what you're using and what you're converting (dvd, recorded tv?) I use a bunch of different tools depending on what I need to convert. I haven't found a program that does it all, not yet that is :laugh2:
 

IPhone_Chica

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Jun 14, 2007
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Right now I use Cladvd net and Super Converter. It seems to be working well. Both are free programs. I love Cladvd net better than DVD Decrypter because it selects the movie file for u. When it's done doin its thing u are left with only one file. I use Super over Videora cause Videora kept jackin up my iTunes even when I unclick the sync with iTunes option. Hopes this helps.
 

Doc Holiday

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Thanks

By all means keeps your widescreen videos widescreen. I just meant fitting them to 640x480 (letterboxed).

Thanks for mentioning Visual Hub! What a great program I just wish I had it sooner! I love the cropping feature w/preview and that it converts Windows Vista DVR-MS recorded show files!
 

Nuggets

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I know aren't they, pretty frustrating huh? Tell me what you're using and what you're converting (dvd, recorded tv?) I use a bunch of different tools depending on what I need to convert. I haven't found a program that does it all, not yet that is :laugh2:

I just want a way to take me from DVD to iPhone at 640x480. If I have to decrypt the DVD myself, thats fine too but if something could do this simply in one shot, that would be better.
 

bjgiPhone

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Jul 15, 2007
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Have you tried cucusoft?

Nuggets, Have you tried cucusoft?
I've been using it for a while for custom output without issues. I'm pleased with the product. (http://www.thevideolife.com/iphone-convert-dvd.html)


What program did you use? I'm having a hell of a time finding something that will let me convert DVD to 640x480 like you said. Most tools I tried are dumbed down and don't really tell me what the output is going to be.