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Apple iPhone: H.264 vs MPEG-4 in File Size, Quality, Encoding Time: Which Is Better

Q: Can anyone tell me what the difference between iPhone MPEG-4 vs H.264 is, both of which work with all iPod, iPhone and Apple TV?

H.264 vs MPEG4 (not to be confused with H.264 vs MP4), which is better for playing back on iPhone (XR/XS/XS Max)? Or rather, H.264 vs MPEG-4, which uses less iPhone space and battery but outputs in better video quality? You might be kind of confused to what video format or codec to choose among MP4, H.264 and MPEG4. If you are all poised to hop on to the DVD ripping and video re-encoding bandwagon, let'a get off to a good start by figuring out the difference between H.264 vs MPEG4 and H.264 vs MP4.

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iPhone H.264 vs MPEG-4 or H.264 vs MP4

1. H.264 vs MP4: MP4 is a container format in .mp4 file extension, including .h264 and .mpeg4 two video codecs. So comparing MP4 with H.264 is a step in the wrong direction.
H.264 vs MPEG4: MPEG-4 is a standard used to compress audio video while H.264 is MPEG-4 Part-10, also known as MPEG-4 AVC. Both work well with iPhone.

2. H.264 vs MPEG-4 in file size, quality and encoding time. Generally, compared with MPEG-4, H.264 takes about twice the time to encode a higher quality video at the same file size. Some people synthesize all the differences of H.264 vs. MPEG4 into a formula shown below that really makes sense:
H.264 = + Encoding Time + Quality - Space + Latency
MPEG-4 = - Encoding Time - Quality + Space - Latency

To put it simply, .mpeg4 and .h264 are just two encoding options for a MP4 video, which will all be in an .mp4 extension. But MPEG-4 vs H.264, which is the better format for playing on iPhone XR/XS/XS Max or for uploading to YouTube? Based on the analysis of H.264 vs MPEG4 on encoding time, quality and file size, there is no reason not to choose H.264. If your intended MP4/H.264 video playback device is a software player or hardware player that supports H.264, there won't be any problems. But if you are planning to rip DVD to MP4 encoded in H.264 for playback on iPhone or uploading on YouTube, you need a DVD ripping tool. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is darn tough to beat as far as ripping DVD, especially Disney protected DVDs, to whatever video format or new gadgets, like AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, M2TS, iPhone 7/Plus, iPad Air 2.

iPhone H.264 vs MPEG-4: How to Rip DVD to MP4 H.264

"I want to rip a few DVDs and put parts of the footage on YouTube, and from there link to my website. Sure, size of the files is important, but quality is much more important to me. Should I convert DVD to H.264 or MPEG4? How to do the DVD to MP4 ripping?"

1. First make sure that iPhone SE/6S supports H.264 video in .mp4 or MPEG-4 in .mp4.
2. Download WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for Windows or WinX DVD Ripper for Mac.

3. How to Rip DVD to H.264 or MPEG-4:
Step 1: Install WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, open it up and insert your to-be-ripped DVD.
Step 2: Click "DVD Disc" button to load the source DVD content. ISO image and Video folder are acceptable too. For copy protected DVDs, it will auto detect the right title.
Step 3: Choose "AVC Video" to convert DVD to MP4 (.h264), or select "MP4 Video" for outputting video in MPEG-4 under the PC General Video.
Step 4: Press button Run to start ripping DVD to H.264 or MP4.

Rip DVD to H.264
Rip DVD to H.264

Note: Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before ripping DVD to H.264/MP4.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kaley Torres

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Kaley Torres is a self-motivated, creative editor with eight years of marketing and SEO experience, specializing in writing on DVD, video, audio, images, new digital contents etc. With a partiality DVD collection, Kaley also enjoys digitizing DVD and is keen to share her DVD video conversion tips on social media.

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