How do I transfer videos to iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone, iPod & iPad' started by WiiCube_2013, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. WiiCube_2013
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    I've been trying to copy videos (MP4/AVI) to my iPhone 5 by following what I've read on the internet but it doesn't work simply because iTunes says something like "unable to add video to this iPhone device".

    It's really annoying that I can't just drag and drop files like on an Android device. :-/
     
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    I forgot
    From what I recall, iPhones require a certain video format.

    I think it supports H.264 with AAC audio, and MPEG-4 with AAC audio...

    You can always use Handbrake to re-encode the videos, I believe it has an iPhone/iOS preset so you can just add the video and go. It may take a while, of course, depending on your specs though.
     
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    As Tom has said, re-encoding should do the trick, as it did for me when I had this issue with my iPhone 4. Try encoding only one video and then see how that turns out. This is one reason why I now prefer Android over iPhone, I don't have to go through the hassle of encoding or anything very often, and I don't have to use any programs to help me transfer.
     
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