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    iPhone Playing 1080p at 30Mbps

    Back in April it was rumored that the next iPhone (current iPhone 3GS) would be capable and enabled to play true HD video in 720p and 1080i to your television via the Apple Composite AV Apple Component AV cable. When it was finally released the iPhone 3GS still played video like its predecessors only supporting SD 2.5Mbps Mpeg 4 or H264 video.

    As things turn out this is an arbitrary limit set by Apple possibly to conserve battery life or to simply match previous models.

    A user of chinese site WeiPhone did a lot of testing with the iPhone 3GS and discovered it can smoothly play back HD video at 30 Mbps in 1980x1080 resolution. The test was done by uploading various HD movies to the iPhone 3GS using the program FileAid and then running them via the iPhones built-in video player.

    Not that this has any real usage in everyday life since HD video doesn't have much of a point on the small iPhone screen. You could however pick up one of those Apple Component AV cables and run some high-def from iPhone to TV if you REALLY needed (?) to -- assuming someone figures out a way to bypass the output limits set by Apple.

    weiphone via ilounge
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3GS High-Def Video Capable started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. jerrykid323's Avatar
      jerrykid323 -
      sick finally that is going to be nice!!
    1. jetnor's Avatar
      jetnor -
      craze china
    1. TracerX's Avatar
      TracerX -
      Think you meant component cables
      Apple Component AV Cable - Apple Store (U.S.)
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      This is great . Makes me want to stay even more with my iphone .I wonder if any of the 20 or so Android phones will be able to do half the things the Iphone can do .
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      thats awesome so there in mpeg format?

      anybody got a tutorial on how we get these high def vids to our phones?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Thats what i was wanting to know
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      i can see it now.

      you are at a friends house, and they just DO NOT want to accept how BA your iphone is.
      they get bored.
      "lets watch a movie!"
      "all our movies suck "
      you plug in the iphone, and start playing an HD copy of a movie that just hit DVD yesterday
      no one has seen it yet.
      everyones happy.

      you spend the next week on craigslist finding 5 used iphones for all your friends who HAVE to have one now.

      Quote Originally Posted by Fallguy View Post
      I wonder if any of the 20 or so Android phones will be able to do half the things the Iphone can do .
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      is this HD from dowloading from itunes movies or is this the quality that comes from the iphone 3gs natively?
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      please edit original post and change it to component cables

      iPhone 3GS capable of 720p, 1080p hi-def playback? | iLounge News
    1. babyblue_pimp's Avatar
      babyblue_pimp -
      Now that its leaked, hopefully apple will release it in their next major update.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      OT and pointless but that image looks like it's from the film Disturbia. Great film and the girl is hot!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      The shear size of a movie file with 1080p resolution would be enough to turn me off, personally. Not to mention the loss in the sound quality. Though this is cool, I really don;t see myself making use of this... ever.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      cool but useless....
    1. Halflife666's Avatar
      Halflife666 -
      File Aid does not seem to output video playback through the Apple AV component cable. It does play it on the iphone though, but not in HD of course
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      a 1080p rip of a movie wouldn't fit on an 8GB 3G
    1. suhailtheboss's Avatar
      suhailtheboss -
      wait wrut

      how can you pump HD through a composite cable?

      or is that a typo?
    1. Darkhunter130's Avatar
      Darkhunter130 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TracerX View Post
      Think you meant component cables
      Apple Component AV Cable - Apple Store (U.S.)
      I wish they didnt cost so much! I really want some of them.
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      gotta love HD
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      That's what the 16TB iPhone 5G is gonna be for.
    1. Limegrntaln's Avatar
      Limegrntaln -
      This is why iTunes is going to have Blu-Ray support :-/