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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Best software for converting video files (divx) to iPhone format (mp4)

Over the years I have tried several bits of software for converting video files into the format that is used by the iPhone and some are better than others. For the last few months I have found a program that is perfect and very reliable and quick on Windows 7.  The iPhone is great for watching videos on long train journeys so get converting.
Here you can see the main panel of the software. I have added quite a few video files for it to convert.
uRexsoft iPhone Video Converter main panel.
Preview panel during conversion.

It seems to cope with just about any video file you give it to convert.
It will convert MKV, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, M2TS videos to iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS format.
Unlike most other programs I have tried this one uses multi-core processing and works on Windows 7 64 bit without crashing.
It will convert videos into files that are compatible with iPod, iPod classic, iPod touch, iPod Nano,iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4,iPhone 4S.
It supports these input video formats : AVI, MP4, DivX, MPEG, H264, WMV, MKV, MOV, VOB, ASF, DV, 3GP, HD VOB, HD MKV, HD TS, HD AVI, HD MPEG, HD MP4, HD ASF, HD WMV, HD MOV

The software is :
uRexsoft iPhone Video Converter.

uRexsoft Video Converter only costs £16.62 which is quite reasonable and you can pay using Paypal.

It really is very simple to use, Click on the "Output Profile" button and select your device, then add video files you want to convert then click the start button. that's it !

Adding the Videos to your iPhone via iTunes.
Once the program has completed converting the video files you should have the same files but with the following added to the end of each filename  "_(new).mp4".
To get these onto your iPhone, run iTunes and for a single video simply go to File and select "Add file to Library" (or add folder for multiple videos) then browse to the location of the converted video and add it. iTunes will then import the video and it will appear in your playlist. Now SYNC your phone to transfer the video over to your device.
If you are using an iPhone with ios 5.1 then your video can be found by clicking on the Videos icon, if your are using ios 4 then videos are in the iPod icon on the bottom bar of the iPhone.

By the way something worth pointing out is in iTunes there is a setting which can be changed which may make it better for you - goto the Edit dropdown menu - Preferences and click on the Advanced tab and add a tick to the option "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library". if you have this ticked then you never have to worry about missing videos and music. If you don't tick this then if your not careful files can be removed from iTunes simply because you have moved them around since you added them. So I think this is a much better option to avoid that issue (as long as you have the hard disk space!).

uRexsoft also make other converters if you are interested.

Hope you find this of use.


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