AVI might be one of the most used file formats for saving video files online and offline. So if you happen to have some AVI videos and wanna play them on your iPhone on the move, you need to make sure one thing: your AVI files are compatible with iPhone (iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S included), if not, you need to convert it to iPhone compatible format with a video converting software. So what AVI files are supported by iPhone? You can play these AVI on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or older iPhones:
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.
Difficult to understant? All in all, iPhone only supports some types of video cameras AVI footage via the camera card reader accessory, while it won't let you play downloaded AVI movies or AVI videos from other sources on iPhone. For most AVI video files, you need an app like iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac to make AVI file compatible with your iPhone. iSkysoft Video Converter is fully compatible with all major Mac OS X operating systems like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.
How to Play AVI Files on iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S
To play AVI video files unaccepted by iPhone, you need convert your AVI to iPhone friendly format first. This article use iSkysoft iPhone Video Converter for Mac to do the AVI video to iPhone video conversion. The Mac app provides iPhone preset so that you can directly choose the preset to let the program set the video format, video resolution and more automatically. With loss-less video quality and ultra-fast video conversion speed, the Mac task will be done in a flash. The following are the detailed steps to convert AVI to iPhone on Mac OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion.
Directly drag your original AVI files into the iPhone Video Converter for Mac.
Tip: By the way, the Mac converter additionally allows you to trim, crop video or add effects to your video for enhancement.
- Select iPhone preset from format list.
- Click the “Convert” button to begin the Mac conversion. Just in a second, it is done. Then you can import the output videos to iPhone for playback.
- Import output files to iTunes and sync it to iPhone as what you used to do with other proper files, say, launch iTunes and connect iPhone to your Mac. Then drag and drop output files to iTunes and sync them to iPhone (iPhone 5, iPhone 4S included).
This iPhone Video Converter for Mac is a professional app for iPhone, iPad, iPod and other devices and apps. It offers you the solution to video converting, so you can watch videos on iPhone freely. With it on your Mac running Mac OS X Mavericks or Mountain Lion, watching all kinds of videos on iPhone could no longer be difficult.
Play AVI File Anywhere
You can also use iSkysoft Video Converter to do the following:
|Play AVI to iPad||Play AVI on iPod|
|Convert AVI to M4V||Convert AVI to iTunes|
|Convert AVI to DVD||Convert AVI to iMovie|
More About AVI Format
AVI is the audio-video interleave is a container introduced by Microsoft. Motion JPEG is a type of AVI compression, used mostly by digital cameras. While most downloaded AVI, which is ubiquitous for standard definition video content on the Internet, are encoded with XviD/DivX codec and there's no indication Apple is supporting such AVI. So you need to convert AVI to iPhone compatible formats like these:
Supported video formats: MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 30 fps, 640 x 480 pixels, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .mov, .mp4 and .m4v formats; H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 fps, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .mov, mp4 and .m4v formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 30 fps, 1280 x 720 pixels, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format