View Full Version : Convert mp4 to iPhone

07-16-2010, 03:53 PM
Hi I was wondering if someone could tell me if it is possible to convert mp4 files so that they are compatible with iPhone ( lower the quality of the video ) without losing any of the added information...

I have been using an application called "Visual Hub" and I converted some .mov files to .mp4 but forgot to choose the quality for iPhone.

I have been adding a lot of information to the videos:
- Artist
- Episode ID
- Episode list
- Genre
- TV show
- etc
And there are 78 videos, so you can understand if I don't want to do it all over again :P

I'm using a Macbook ( Leopard 10.5.8 ) and iTunes 9... having a iPhone 3G

So do you guys have any ideas on how to convert .mp4 files for iPhone without losing all the information

Thanks for your answer and your time

07-16-2010, 07:05 PM
Not sure if it will work for your specific needs but I would give Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/) a try.

07-20-2010, 12:15 PM
Not sure if it will work for your specific needs but I would give Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/) a try.

Yeah, I already have that application :P
I tried and it did leave out some things but that was only the things that I could have done again within 5 min :(

In case anyone is confused: The application I am already using ( VisualHub ) can also make iPhone compatible .mp4 files so I am not in search for any iPhone video converter..... only one that can help me with my specific problem :D ( Read the first post ( the thread owner ) )

07-20-2010, 08:09 PM
Doesn't iTunes itself do this?

07-21-2010, 11:16 PM
Doesn't iTunes itself do this?

?? if it can I haven't found it yet :S

Where is it exactly? :P

07-22-2010, 06:40 AM
I just drug an MP4 video file into iTunes, went under the Advanced menu (I could have right-clicked) and chose "Create iPod or iPhone version" (or "Create iPad or Apple TV version") as needed. It then creates another copy that is auto-sized to whichever version you want (you can then delete the "old" one in iTunes).

As far as I know you could select all 78 MP4, choose to create iPhone versions (which would probably happen overnight), then delete the "old" ones and boom there ya go.

07-22-2010, 08:50 AM
You can give Xilisoft video converter a shot, they finally came out with a Mac version, and they have ipod/iphone format settings in there that will convert whatever you pull in there for what you select.