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stevo-m
03-24-2008, 12:43 PM
Hi guys,

I've been using VisualHub to convert some AVI movie files for playback on my iPhone... it works fine, but I've noticed it takes an extremely long time to do. Most of the movie files I have are episodes of TV shows, which are each roughly an hour long. It can take as long as an hour to actually convert them to MPEG4 format. I've tried both converting to MPEG4 and using VisualHub's specific option for converting to iPod. Is there a difference here and which one is better to use in your opinion? And should it be taking this long to convert or is there a better method I could use? It's a bit of a pain sometimes, for instance a few nights ago I wanted to put a movie on my iPhone and take it to a friend's house with my TV out cable so we could watch it on her TV, and I didn't have enough time to wait for the file to convert before I had to leave the house!

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Kash
03-24-2008, 12:46 PM
Unfortunately, converting videos can take a long time, especially on notebook computers. Converting requires a lot of CPU cycles, so the only way to make it faster would be to use a faster CPU.

stevo-m
03-24-2008, 12:56 PM
Unfortunately, converting videos can take a long time, especially on notebook computers. Converting requires a lot of CPU cycles, so the only way to make it faster would be to use a faster CPU.

Ah, okay. I'm using a MBP, so that probably has a lot to do with it then. Thanks.

I also wondered if there is a way of adding folders to the list of movies on the iPhone, so that I can better organise video files?