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    Exporting Long Videos from Iphone 4
    Hi there. I'm wondering if anyone can please advise me on how to export a video I recorded on my iphone 4 to my mac. I've successfully exported shorter video files from my iphone4 to my mac using iphoto but when I try to export a longer video it comes back with the following error message

    Unreadable file 1 :
    The following file could not be imported. (The import failed)

    The file is a .mov file and is about 30mins long

    Many thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iquest View Post
    Hi there. I'm wondering if anyone can please advise me on how to export a video I recorded on my iphone 4 to my mac. I've successfully exported shorter video files from my iphone4 to my mac using iphoto but when I try to export a longer video it comes back with the following error message

    Unreadable file 1 :
    The following file could not be imported. (The import failed)

    The file is a .mov file and is about 30mins long

    Many thanks for your help.
    After searching around different forums and calling the apple support line I finally found a solution to exporting long video files from iphone 4 to your computer. There may be an easier solution but this one worked for me. The video was 2.4 gigs (30 mins). Thanks to pauls898 for the heads up. Please read below his post below:

    Apple - Support - Discussions - iPhone 4 camera video won't copy to ...

    " Let your iphone do a full synchronise with iTunes. Once that's done close iTunes then go to the folder where the files are synched to on the PC. With XP it is something like CDocuments and Settings\Paul\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\...Backup\ then a long string of characters. On Vista/7 it will be in Users somewhere. The folder will contain lots of files with meaningless names. List them by date then copy all the large ones from today somewhere else. Rename them to something ending with .mov and at least some of them should play.

    This method worked for me on a 1.2Gb video I had recorded, Hope this helps. Dell Dimension 9200 Windows XP Pro iPhone 4 and large video files which won't copy "
    Note his method is for PC users.

    If you're on a mac navigate through these folders:
    Mac Hard Disk
    *
    User
    *
    Name (mine was iquest so it will be whatever you named it)
    *
    Library
    *
    Application Support
    *
    Mobile Sync
    *
    Back Up

    Video file will be inside this folder with a long file name. Just change the file name to a .MOV and you should be in business. Hope this helps

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