Easy Steps to Play AVI on iPhone (iPhone 8 Included)

2017-09-22 21:46:51 / Posted by Connie Wisley to Video Follow @ Connie

iPhone 8/ 8 Plus are released now. It is really exciting news that would drive iPhone fans into a heartbeat. The iPhone 8 provides facial-recognition tech and wireless charging, as well as Airpods wireless earphone, those stunning features make us play video on iPhone 8 with more enjoyable watching.

What’s the iPhone 8 supported video formats? Is AVI/MKV available for this new gadget? If not, how to play AVI/MKV on iPhone 8? Now, don’t be worry, go on reading, all answer would be offered to you clearly.

Supported Video/Audio Formats of iPhone 8/7/6

Like the current iPhone models, the built-in video player app in iPhone 8/7/6 supports to playback very limited video and audio file formats listed as below:

Video Formats:

1. H.264 video:
Up to 1080p (1920 x1080 pixels), 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2/4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

2. Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) Video:
Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

3. Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) Video:
Up to 35 Mbps, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

Audio formats:
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

iPhone 8/7/6 Can’t Support AVI Playback, Fix it!

From Part 1, we can see that iPhone 8 can’t play AVI or MKV files directly.

Therefore, in order to play unsupported video formats on iPhone 8, like the FLV, AVI, WMV, MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, etc., we should put forward a way to convert AVI/MKV to iPhone 8 supported video formats, like MP4, MOV, M4V.

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This AVI to iPhone 8 converter helps us convert between HD/SD videos for all portable devices and Apple applications, or extract audio from video to different formats as well as convert between audio formats. It offers amazingly fast conversion speed, edit video for the better visual look with trim, rotate, watermark, subtitle, special effects, etc., offers zero-loss conversion result, never hurt your original video files.

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Easy Steps to Play AVI on iPhone 8/7/6 with Cisdem Video Converter

Step 1. Download and launch Cisdem Video Converter for Mac on Mac

Download the free trial version, and launch on Mac, you would see a intuitive interface. It has 3 interfaces, the first one is for video conversion.

Step 2. Batch Drag-n-drop AVI or MKV video files from local folder to the interface. Quickly load video files, you would see their video thumbnails and all property of information will be displayed aside.

Note: It offers a built-in video player, you can play and preview the loaded videos on this AVI to iPhone 8 conversion tool.

Step 3. Click , and go to the editing window. It allows us to trim, crop, create special effect, watermark, add subtitle, 3D effects, etc. And then, click “OK” and go back to the main interface. (Click the thumbnail to fetch another video and edit.)

Step 4. Click the format button, and go to the format profile. All formats are well categorized by terminal devices. For converting AVI/MKV to iPhone 8, we can go to Apple Device> iPhone 8.

Note: Click the button . You can do more advanced settings with video quality, codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc., which would affect video quality and file size for the video. (PS: bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.)

Step 5. Look at the bottom of this video conversion app's interface. Choose a route to save the being converted files from the “Output”.

Step 6. Click and start to convert AVI/MKV to iPhone 8 supported formats, the speed is fast and let us feel it a great conversion tool.

Related: Sync Converted Video Files to iPhone (iPhone 8 Included)

How to transfer the converted video files to iPhone? It is an easy work which needs to with the help of iTunes.

1. Firstly, use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer.

2. iTunes would respond as soon as it is connected, and pops up, syncing for preparing to copy items. The iPhone 8 would appear in the Devices section of iTunes.

3. Go to the top menu toolbar, File> Add to Library, load the converted files from a local folder on the desktop to your iTunes library.

4. It would quickly be added to the Movies

5. Disconnect your iPhone. Go to the top menu toolbar,. click Controls> Eject”iPhone 8/7/6”. Or you can directly click the Eject iPhone 8/7/6 iCon aside the iPhone iCon on the iTunes interfaces.

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