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Can the iPhone play avi files?

Can the iPhone play avi files or do I need to convert them to a different format first?

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 11, 2011 at 19:13

No it can't, you didn't expect Apple to make life that easy did you :p? They need to be converted into MP4 format before they'll play on an iOS device.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 12, 2011 at 09:18

Blah blah... Matt's wr..ight. Natively, the i-devices don't support .avi files, but GoodPlayer and other 3rd party offerings in the official appstore DO play avi and divx etc...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 12, 2011 at 10:00

Are they free? I might have to check them out, I'm sick of converting films to watch them on my iPod.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 12, 2011 at 11:43

Pretty sure goodplayer is free ... scratch: totally sure

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 12, 2011 at 12:39

Cheers mate, I know that's going to help me and at least one other person I know, who only owns an iPod for mobile movie watching. That's two things I've learnt here in 2 days...my tech. knowledge is slipping haha :D.

alexshipton  Nov. 12, 2011 at 14:52

It can play avi if you download flex player!

Treab  Nov. 12, 2011 at 18:12

your getting old matty ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 12, 2011 at 18:48

You're too right there, mate :p. I think I'm keeping up with technology pretty well, given that when I was at school only TNCs seemed to own computers ;).

Treab  Nov. 12, 2011 at 18:57

did school kids still use dinosaurs as a school bus???

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 12, 2011 at 19:56

Nah, I'm not that old you cheeky git ;):p!!

Blargh  Feb. 7, 2012 at 16:34

GoodPlayer costs £1.99 now! :(

Blargh  Feb. 7, 2012 at 16:35

How do you get the files onto the device in the first place? It wont let me put AVI files on my iPhone?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 7, 2012 at 17:02

How do you get the files onto the device in the first place? It wont let me put AVI files on my iPhone?

in iTunes, with your iPhone connected, open the "apps" tab which shows your iPhone apps. Scroll to the bottom of that list and you see apps that allow file-sharing/transfer via iTunes. You can add files that a particular app on your iPhone can handle. So, e.g., in GoodPlayer you could add .avi videos and then sync those files with your iPhone. When you then open Goodplayer on your iPhone you will see the videos that you synced that way.

The same way you add ebooks to Stanza etc etc

http://apps.chbeer.de/de/ivocabulary/iphone/manual/lessons/images/Import_Vocabulary_with_iTunes/media_1299246023922_lg.png

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 7, 2012 at 17:06

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