How can I convert videos to play on my iPhone 5?

Albee September 25, 2012

How can I convert video and DVD movies to my new ordered iPhone 5 freely?

How can I convert HD videos, DVD movies, online YouTube video, avi, mkv, wmv, 3gp, flv, vob video to iPhone 5 playable format?

  1. Krista Hiles
    March 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

    According to Apple official website, iTunes only works with QuickTime and MPEG-4 Movie files that end in ".mov", ".m4v", or ".mp4" and are playable in QuickTime Player. Therefore, if you try to import .avi movie to iTunes for syncing, it will end in fail in importing AVI video to iTunes let alone transfer this AVI file to iPad, iPhone, iPod.

  2. Carlos Darrell
    February 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    The iPhone 5 is here and it is exactly like the leaks we have seen so far. The iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch 16:9 screen with a retina display at 1136 x 640 and 326 PPI which really make it ideal for movie or TV watching.

    If you want to play 16:9 AVI movies on 4-inch iPhone 5, you need to convert AVI to iPhone 5 compatible video formats and then sync the results to iTunes for iPhone 5 streaming.

  3. sid lee
    February 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

    how can i convert a movie that i i can watch it on my iphone 5

  4. Bryan Holekamp
    January 12, 2013 at 1:46 am

    I've converted some 200 full-length MKVs with iFlicks and have yet to find something as intuitive, stable and easy to use as iFlicks.

  5. David
    January 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    It is nice that this is resolved, but don't you think you should have put a link so that it would be resolved for others also? I can't seem to find the page and by the time anyone sees this and posts a link it is too late.

    • Tina
      January 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm


      What link are you missing?

      Format Factory:

      And there are several other links above. The best solutions is different for different people.

      • Vision
        January 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        I like videora. Its free and easy to use

  6. Meilin Dai
    December 20, 2012 at 6:18 am

    You can just use a iPhone 5 converter

  7. ivanted
    November 8, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Well, there are actually some video players ( FlexPlayer, for example) that allow DVD/VOB file playback.
    But firstly to get DVD disc video out to iPhone5, I'd like to recommend you leawo dvd ripper(win/mac version available) to complete the conversion.
    Professional, powerful and simple is all I know about it. :)

  8. kumar raja
    November 2, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Use Any Video Converter 3.5.6 is the latest version that converts all the Videos into any format and it free also it will convert videos of iphone, ipod and ipad also

  9. kaki4125
    October 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

    you just need to get an all in one media converter, iFunia Media converter is one i used.

  10. Lizel Tyson
    October 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I have used most of this softwares but the one that I like and recommend is AVS

  11. Katie Conway
    October 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Handbrake is best

  12. Phuong Doan
    October 2, 2012 at 12:36 am

    xilisoft video converter - it has already configured format for iDevice.
    or you can use the app "OPlayer". it plays all formats, with subtitles attached (.srt and .sub are the 2 most popular)

  13. Dave LeClair
    September 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    if you want to avoid converting you can try CineXPlayer, which plays most video formats on iphone.

  14. Dimal Chandrasiri
    September 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    try a 3rd party converter software with the iphone 5 profile. I don't think any software contains it, since iphone is new. just try converting the video to a iphone supportive format such as mp4.

  15. susendeep dutta
    September 26, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Use Freemake Video Converter to accomplish all your task easily -

  16. ha14
    September 26, 2012 at 8:01 am
  17. Carl Miceal
    September 26, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Search for a iPhone Video Converter. Or there're some suite program that can convert DVD and video for iPhone 5.

  18. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 26, 2012 at 2:03 am

    The best free software to use for all video conversions to APPLE products is HandBrake. You can download it from .

  19. Bruce Epper
    September 26, 2012 at 12:34 am
  20. Henry Lahman
    September 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I would recommend handbrake
    though you need to download videos off of youtube to use it

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      September 27, 2012 at 12:03 am

      I disagree Henry and you need not do that. You can convert video types which are stored in your computer also for the conversion. :)

      • Henry Lahman
        September 27, 2012 at 12:05 am

        I meant because he wants videos from youtube
        to use it for that purpose you need to first download videos off of youtube

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      September 27, 2012 at 12:03 am

      I disagree Henry and you need not do that. You can convert video types which are stored in your computer also for the conversion. :)

    • Drashing889
      October 5, 2012 at 7:40 am

      iPhone 5 now supports 1080p MP4. Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 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; 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, If you AVI video is not supported format. Refer to the below guide if you'd like to preserve 1080p quality.

      • Matt
        November 1, 2012 at 6:41 am

        Handbreak is a great free video converter that I use. Check it out

    • Ryan
      October 5, 2012 at 8:29 am

      No point converting. I use CineXPlayer to Ay drag and dropped avi files

    • Carmen Qing
      November 9, 2012 at 6:24 am

      Any Video Converter is good!!! videos can be download and transfered.

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