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    dont know a whole lot about adding videos to iphones, but whats the smallest file you can put a movie into so that it takes up the least amount of space on the iphone. mp4. mp3. avi. mpeg. anything else? whats the smallest ,also whats the best quality?

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    The only format you can put on the iphone is mp4.

    And the smallest size for a 90mimute movie is probably about 200-400MB(Resolution of 320*176), and still have it look half decent.

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    ok, thanks. is mp4 the only thing you can use for music and ringtones aswell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLEW700 View Post
    ok, thanks. is mp4 the only thing you can use for music and ringtones aswell?
    Ringtones can be Mp3, Mp4, M4a or AAC. Movies can be MP4 or M4V, MP4 is Mpeg4 and M4V is Mpeg4 using the H264 codec (Apple's). M4V is the best bet for small videos, and it automatically resizes itself for larger screens without losing much quality. So you can save a 320x200 movie which would look perfectly fine on the iPhone's 480x320 screen.

    For best quality, you can usually get away with H264, 320x200, 15fps, 900Kb bit rate, with 128kb audio AAC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
    Ringtones can be Mp3, Mp4, M4a or AAC. Movies can be MP4 or M4V, MP4 is Mpeg4 and M4V is Mpeg4 using the H264 codec (Apple's). M4V is the best bet for small videos, and it automatically resizes itself for larger screens without losing much quality. So you can save a 320x200 movie which would look perfectly fine on the iPhone's 480x320 screen.

    For best quality, you can usually get away with H264, 320x200, 15fps, 900Kb bit rate, with 128kb audio AAC.

    wow, thats beyond what i wanted to know, thanks

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