One of the most stressful parts of making or sharing videos with your iPhone can be the process of converting them to the correct format. It’s not unusual for cell phone users to have to quit all other mobile operations—cloud syncing, reverse phone lookup, email composition—just to be able to load a video, much less convert it. That’s why if you’re a fanatic about creating videos on your iPhone it’s definitely worth looking into some of the apps out there for iPhones that can help you simplify the process. Here are four apps that will expedite your mobile video conversion:
StreamToMe supports a wide variety of formats, MP4, FLV, AAC, M4A, JPG, and TIFF. The iPhone version, of course, also works on the iPad and iPhone and allows video replay of up to 720p HD. Additional features include subtitles, iPhone library integration, AirPlay support, and the ability to play videos through your TV via several different provided options. This app eliminates the stress associated with syncing and converting, whether you’re using WiFi or 3G. To make the streaming possible, the app should pair with a server program (which is free) called ServeToMe.
MOSO Video Editor
As an alternative to iMovie’s questionable video conversion ability, MOSO Video Editor for Mac OS X and its associated mobile apps attempts to salvage YouTube videos and any web-cam video that’s not of the most impeccable quality. It provides 50 motion effects and easy options for posting to social media sites. If you’re simply looking to shoot out quick videos and have a little fun with them while not worrying about timelines or clip assembly, MOSO is a great app.
HandBrake is a cross platform software which works on Mac, Windows and Linux. It’s the VLC player of video converters. Point it to any video file you have, choose a device preset like iPhone or AppleTV and click on Start. As simple as that. While there are presets for iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch and AppleTV only you can use this app to convert videos for PSP, PS3 or Xbox 360 too.
Videora iPhone Converter
Free and easy, Videora iPhone Converter converts video to a format compatible with the iPhone and iPad. Formats include YouTube videos and DVD files. This app can handle almost any kind of video file and render it to a MPEG-4 or H.264. Additionally, it can convert multiple files at once.
For the mobile video junkie, conversion iPhone apps are more than useful, they are a necessary part of streamlining your vids for YouTube, social media, or the TV. Whether you use your in-phone camera, your webcam, or are using DVD clips, these apps should simplify the process.