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What Are the Supported Movie/Video Formats for iPhone/Plus

Be clear about supported movie video formats for iPhone and learn how to easily convert any movie video to iPhone supported video formats.

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What are the movie video formats for iPhone? You can review below for what exactly the iPhone compatible video formats are. And it will provide you an ultimate solution to convert any incompatible video formats to iPhone supported file formats with a nice powerful movie video converter.

Check our updated list of video audio formats supported by iPhone 11/Pro/Max.

Supported movie video formats for iPhone (Plus) Roundup

1. H.264 video:

Up to 1080p (1920 x1080 pixels), 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2/4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

2. MPEG-4 video:

Up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
Related: iPhone H.264 vs MPEG-4 Video

3. Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) Video:

Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

4. HEVC Video:

iPhone is accommodated with the first chip (A10) that is able to handle HEVC video.

Therefore, if you want to play unsupported video formats on iPhone, like the FLV, AVI, WMV, MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, etc. you have to figure out a way to convert these incompatible movie video files to iPhone supported video formats as MP4, MOV, M4V.

Supported audio formats for iPhone:
AAC, HE-AAC, MP3 (bitrate from 8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV. >> AAC vs MP3

Convert Video to Supported Video Formats for iPhone

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, an excellent video converter, enables you to easily convert any 8K/4K/1080p/720p HD/SD video in almost any format, like AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, AVCHD, etc. to iPhone acceptable video formats as MP4, MOV, M4V. It can convert videos with original quality at super-fast speed, by taking advantage of its High Quality Engine, multi-core CPU and new hardware acceleration technology including Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC, etc.

3 Simple Steps to Convert Video to iPhone Supported Formats

Free download, install and launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on your Windows (10) PC (free download Mac version), and follow the step-by-step guide below to convert any movie video to iPhone compatible formats.

Step 1. Click "+ Video" button to load the source movie video. You can add several videos to batch convert.

Convert Video to iPhone Supported Video Formats
Convert Video to iPhone Supported Video Formats

Step 2. Select an output video format for iPhone: Output Profile --> Mac General Video --> MP4 Video/MOV Video/M4V Video. Or you can set iPhone device profiles as the output directly: Output Profile --> Device Profile --> Apple Device --> to iPhone Video --> iPhone (H264 or MPEG4).

Step 3. Set a target folder to store the converted movie video files for iPhone 11/Pro/Max/XR/8 by clicking "Browse" button, and hit "RUN" to start converting any video to supported movie video formats for iPhone.

Note: WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is up to date with the latest technologies. It makes timely update to support the newest iPhone models. You can convert DVD to the new iPhone in one click without the need to know any obscure settings and then play movies on the OLED retina display freely.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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