How to Convert Videos to iPhone
Although iPhone is considered to be world’s best quality gadget and has millions of fans all over the world, dealing with media content while using it still remains a daunting task. For example, a freshly downloaded YouTube video in FLV format (as well as some other popular extensions) won’t be supported by iPhone, and one has to consider the specifics when wants to watch a video on iPhone.
Icecream Media Converter is a simple and fuss-free application that makes your life a lot easier when you want to convert a video. If this is your first time using this program, read on to find out how to convert videos to iPhone supported format by means of this powerful software..
Download and install the program
You can download Icecream Media Converter onto your computer by pressing the “Download” button on this website. The process is intuitive and doesn’t require any specific knowledge, additional software, or payments. Just save the installation file and run it to start the installation. Follow the guidelines to complete the process and launch the program when it’s installed.
Add video file or YouTube URL
There are two ways of importing videos: adding files from your computer or URLs from YouTube.com. Both ways are equally effective and easy, so feel free to choose one that suits your specific situation. For example, if you haven’t downloaded your video yet, you can find it on YouTube, copy the link from the address line, press the “Add URL” button in the upper left corner of the converter, and paste the URL into the suggested box in "Add URL" panel.
If the video is saved on your PC, press the “Add file” button to open "Add file" panel. Click on the area that stands to the right of the number one and has an icon of a folder on to open your PC's Explorer. Choose the desired video from your hard drive using.
Configure output file settings
- Convert to. The first thing you want to do is select the type of conversion. In your case, you want to choose “Video” because you want to convert a video to another video format suitable for your iPhone.
- Convert by. There are two ways to go: “Format” and “Device”. They are self-descriptive: choosing the “Format” option, you can pick a certain format, and choosing “Device”, you can configure the output settings automatically for your device. The last variant will be a good option for our situation.
- Choose format/device. If you are converting by format, you want to choose MOV, MP4, M4V or 3GP – these formats are natively supported by iPhones. To do that, just click on the “Format” box and find one of these extensions in the dropdown menu. Similarly, find your iPhone model (1-3GS, iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5) in the list of devices if you want to convert by device.
- Choose quality. Finally, you need to specify the desired quality of the output files. The “Best” quality is the closest one to the original while others gradually lower the quality due to compression.
Start video to iPhone conversion
If you want to convert only one file, press the “Convert” button in the bottom right corner of the settings panel. If you want to convert 2 or more videos to iPhone compatible media format, add each one to the queue after configuring the settings (press the “Add to queue” button at the bottom right). Click on a recycle bin icon corresponding to the file to delete it from the queue or press the “Clear queue” button in the bottom left corner of the queue panel to remove all the files from the list. Finally, click on the “Convert” button and wait until the conversion is finished. Press the “Open folder” button in a popup window to view your output files in a containing folder and import them to your iPhone.