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Video Audio Format Supported by iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max

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The high-end iPhone 15 comes with an upgraded camera, faster performance, and other stunning features. Plus, Apple adds spatial audio support through Dolby Atmos in iPhone 15, making sound clearer. Will video audio formats the new iPhone can play change? Here's a full list of video audio formats compatible with all iPhone models, including iPhone 15/Pro Max. If you have any video, music format that iPhone 15/Pro Max doesn't accept, follow our guide to converting it to iPhone friendly format.

List of Video Audio Formats Supported by iPhone

 Video formats supported: HEVC, H.264, MPEG‑4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG. HDR with Dolby Vision and HDR10 content. Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)6.
 Note: iPhone models running iOS 11 or later support HEVC format (learn what to do if HEVC won't play on iPhone). iOS 11 is compatible with iPhone SE and later.


iPhone video recording format: HEVC and H.264 codec format. 4K video at 24fps, 30fps, or 60fps. 1080p video at 30fps or 60fps. 720p at 30fps. Optical image stabilization for video (Wide and Telephoto), 2x optical zoom out; digital zoom up to 3x, digital zoom up to 6x (iPhone 15/Pro Max), Audio zoom.
Note: iPhone 7/7 Plus later can capture video in HEVC.


Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, FLAC, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, Dolby Digital (AC‑3), Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC‑3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Dolby Atmos, Spatial audio playback.
Note: AIFF and WAV audio files are not compatible with iPhone 8/8 Plus and later. FLAC is supported by iPhone 7/7 Plus or later.


If Your iPhone Doesn't Accept An Audio or Video

iPhone works with many audio and video formats. But some media formats, such as AVI, WMV, WAV files, and other older media formats, Windows file formats won't work in iPhone Your iPhone doesn't open or doesn't play back such files. If this happens, you need an additional program to fix the format compatibility issue.

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How to Convert iPhone Unsupported Video Audio Formats

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. Launch WinX MediaTrans, go to settings, and select Hardware acceleration, and then choose the audio music format you'd like to convert to. Click the "Video Manager" button, and the Video Manager screen appears.

Step 2. Click the Add Video button in the top bar, then select the source video you want to transcode.

Convert Video Audio Formats for iPhone

Step 3. You should see "Unsupported format" warning and a "Convert" button on the thumbnail. Click the "Convert" button on the thumbnail to start converting video to iPhone friendly format.

Step 4: Click "Sync" button at the bottom to transfer the video to your iPhone.

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author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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