Movie transfers to iphone?

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  1. ReformatPlanet

    ReformatPlanet Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of the best way to transfer movie files to the iphone? I've tried running them through a Final Cut export to iphone format, but the quality seems to degrade a lot.
     
  2. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    Go to export and choose Quicktime conversion. In the format menu pick mpeg-4. I haven't put any of my own work in my iPhone, but I'm pretty sure mp4 should work on iPhone in general.

    Make sure you still set your compression settings and all that. Just make sure it's mpeg-4.
     
  3. tosui

    tosui Well-Known Member

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    Handbrake is better

    I agree that the quality from Quicktime isn't great - which is odd considering it's from Apple!

    I've been using Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/) which is both better and free! I use it for all my dvd-iphone rips. (Of course, in Canada, that's perfectly legal!)
     
  4. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    I use Handbrake for that too. I work in film, so I'm pretty against pirating movies, but, as far as I know, it's legal as long as you don't plan to distribute.

    Handbrake is pretty amazing though. The quality of video that comes out of it is almost identical to the DVD. It's free too, which is even more amazing.
     
  5. troile00

    troile00 Member

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    Well, it is legal as long as you do not have to bypass dvd CSS to do it. If the movie is already in an electronic format, there are no laws against converting it (as far as I know). However, to rip a dvd that has that kind of copy protection is illegal. It is not the fact that you are changing the format though or taking it off the dvd, just that you have to "bypass" the CSS to do it. There are exemptions that libraries and other government agencies qualify for, but normal folk do not qualify.
     
  6. ReformatPlanet

    ReformatPlanet Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice! I'll give handbrake a try.
     
  7. Tila-Tequila

    Tila-Tequila New Member

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    Hmmm Handbreake is pretty cool!

    Thanks :D
     
  8. nickels

    nickels Well-Known Member

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  9. jlake02

    jlake02 Well-Known Member

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    I use PDQ DVD Software and it works great. However, if the free one is good, def. use that! :)
     
  10. Dimsum

    Dimsum Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this is what I use too. Every file I have thrown at it - it happily converts very quickly and happily transfers over to iTunes and the iPhone. It has simple and advanced modes depending on how knowledgeable you are with your converting and best - its free and regularly updated!
     

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