With so many AVI files (recorded by digital cameras or downloaded from websites) on Mac, you may want to play them on your portable iPhone on the move, but fail to do for the format incompatible problem -- AVI format is not supported by iTunes or the native video player in iPhone. This article introduces you two easy methods to convert AVI to iPhone or play .AVI movies on iPhone (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5).
If you just want to play AVI files on iPhone without converting them, please go to Part 2. But if you've already tried and failed to play .avi movies on iPhone, or you want to convert and edit AVI videos for better management in iTunes and enjoyment on iPhone, you'd better convert AVI to iPhone compatible format using Doremisoft AVI to iPhone Converter for Mac (Lion included).
It will enable you to enjoy any .AVI movies on your iPhone (iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G), by converting .AVI videos to iPhone-friendly formats (video formats like M4V, MP4, MOV, MPEG-4, M-JPEG and H.264; audio formats like AAC, MP3, AAX, and WAV). To make the AVI to iPhone conversion easier, this app provides optimized preset for your iPhone. Just follow these 3 detailed steps to convert AVI to iPhone on Mac OS (Windows Version is also available for downloading):
Tips:Beside converting .AVI to iPhone, this professional program enables you to convert all sorts of video formats (MKV, WMV, MPEG-1, MP4 and more) to various devices (iPod, iPad, Apple TV, HTC, etc.).
Simply click "Add File" button to load your AVI files. Batch video conversion and video merging are supported, by the way, it allows you to clip and edit your videos if you want.
Choose "iPhone" from the profile drop-down list. This Mac AVI to iPhone Converter has optimized the video settings for your iPhone, so you don't need to worry about the confusing video settings.
Click "Start" button to begin the video conversion. Once the conversion is done, you can easily transfer the output videos to iTunes, and then sync them to iPhone.
According to iPhone technical specifications (support.apple.com/specs/#iphone), iPhone supports some AVI videos (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) recorded by cameras, you can just drag these kinds of .avi files into iTunes and add them to your iPhone for playback.
For other not supported AVI files, you still have the other approach to watch .AVI on iPhone – just jailbreak and use VLC player or other app on iPhone to enjoy your AVI videos without needing to convert them.