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How to convert videos into an iPhone compatible format

Use free software to ensure videos can be played on an iPhone

As well as being great for staying in touch on the move, smartphones are also great entertainment devices and allow users to listen to music and play back videos on their handset. Apple’s iPhone is no different, although it only supports video files in the MP4 format. If you’ve got videos that you want to transfer to your iPhone but are in a different format, fear not. Using free software its very easy to convert videos. Here’s how.

Step one
Start by downloading video conversion software, in this instance we used Any Video Converter, which is available free from the PC Advisor downloads section.

Step two
Once the software has been installed on your PC, open the programme. Click Add video and then use the explorer window to select the file you want to covert. Then press Open.

Step three
Press the Output profile button, which is located at the top right-hand corner of the window. Select from the categories listed. These include audio, video and mobile phone.

Step four
Now select the file type from the drop down menu located on the right-hand side of the Output file menu. We selected MP4, which is supported by Apple's iPhone. Press Convert, and the software will begin encoding your video file.

Step five
The converted file will be saved in a folder on your hard drive. And can now be imported into iTunes and synced with your handset.

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