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Convert AVI to iPhone MP4

Terminal - Convert AVI to iPhone MP4
ffmpeg -i [source].avi -f mp4 -vcodec mpeg4 -b 250000 -s 480?320 -acodec aac -ar 24000 -ab 64 -ac 2 [destination].mp4
2009-06-09 16:40:34
User: felix001
Convert AVI to iPhone MP4



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i think "[source].avi i" is wrong... remove i;

ffmpeg -i [source].avi -f mp4 -vcodec mpeg4 -b 250000 -s 480?320 -acodec aac -ar 24000 -ab 64 -ac 2 [destination].mp4

and, for me ( macos user, ffmpeg via port ) :

ffmpeg -i [source].avi -f mp4 -vcodec mpeg4 -b 250000 -s 480?320 -acodec libfaac -ar 24000 -ab 64 -ac 2 [destination].mp4

i also add;

-r 30000/1001

my own config is ( for 4:3 aspect ) :

ffmpeg -i source-xvid.avi -s 480x320 -aspect 4:3 -b 768k -ab 64k -ar 22050 -r 30000/1001 OUT.mp4

( for 16:9 )

ffmpeg -i source-xvid.avi -s 480x320 -aspect 16:9 -b 768k -ab 64k -ar 22050 -r 30000/1001 OUT.mp4
Comment by vigo 306 weeks and 5 days ago

Excellent feedback... Thanks !

Comment by felix001 306 weeks and 2 days ago

what if i don't want to put width and height but a size in scale?

Comment by richiebee 199 weeks and 2 days ago

This following article aims to share a step by step guide on how to convert AVI to iPhone 4S supported MPEG-4 or H.264 so as to successfully play AVI on iPhone 4S or play 1080p AVI on iPhone 4S at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-convert-to-play-1080p-avi-on-iphone4s.html

it also applies to play AVI on iPhone 4S/4/3GS/3G

Comment by happygirlbaby 142 weeks and 6 days ago

Can iPhone Play AVI Files?

iPhone does support AVI format but only one type of AVI which must comply with the following parameters: 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. When your AVI files don't meet the conditions, it's impossible to play AVI on iPhone directly. In this case, the best solution is converting AVI files to iPhone more compatible formats like MP4.

You may prefer to this step by step guide on how to transfer AVI to iPhone at: http://www.faasoft.com/articles/play-avi-on-iphone.html

It is a real timesaver.

Comment by joneseil 10 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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