As we know, Apple devices only surpport a few formats. The popular MPG and MPEG video formats are not compatible for iPhone 4S. My a friend had a lot of MPG and MPEG movies and she wanted
transfer them to iPhone 4S for enjoyment under Mac OS X. But she did not how to make MPG/MPEG compatible for iPhone 4S. In this article, we will talk about how to put and watch MPG/MPEG on iPhone 4S.
Learn things about MPEG:
MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group. This group specializes in the development of video and audio encoding standards. When you have come into possession of a file with an .MPG or .MPEG extension, you usually have either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video. MPEG-1 video is used on VideoCD (VCD) discs and MPEG-2 video is used on Super VideoCD (SVCD) and DVD discs.
Why MPG nor MPEG won't play on iPhone 4S ？
The reason you cannot play MPG ro MPEG videos on iPhone 4S is simple: the default and downloaded player on iPhone 4S cannot find a suitable decoder for the file. Currently the iPhone 4S only support limited videos and music like H.264/MPEG-4 videos in .mov, m4v, mp4 formats and M-JPEG in .avi format, neither MPG nor MPEG files (MPEG-1 or MPEG-2) is compatible with iPhone 4S. Assuming that you want play MPG or MPEG files on your phone, you will have to install a iPhone 4S MPG/MPEG Video converter software on your computer to convert MPG/MPEG files to H.264 MP4 or other iPhone 4S compatible format.
Easiest Solution to get MPG/MPEG videos into iPhone 4S:
Download and install the Video to iPhone 4S Converter for Mac. The program is easy to use and can help you fast encode and change MPG/MPEG files to the best playable video format H.264 MP4 for iPhone 4S playback flawlessly. Plus, it has buit-in iPhone Profile, you can freely choose the best output format for playing as you like. Just follow the guide below showing you the easy MPG/MPEG to H.264 MP4 conversion process.
Step 1. Run the iPhone 4S video converter Mac and add your mpg or mpeg videos. After you added your video files, you can also make some editing to get the effect you want, such as trim, crop, add watermark, replace audio, remove interlace etc.
Tip: If you have combine several MPG/MPEG files, you can select the box "Merge files into one", you will play videos without interruption.
Step 2. Choose output format for your iPhone 4S. Click on Format, move your mouse to iPhone Category. The first five formats are all compatible for iPhone 4S. Choose the best one for converting to, thus you can get the best video quality for playback on iPhone 4S.
1) You'd better keep the original video quality.
2) Choose "iPhone 4S H.264 full screen 960*640(*.mp4)" format to get full screen playback in common video quality.
3) You also can select the format "iPhone 4S H.264 HD 720p(*.mp4)".
4) Playing MPG/MPEG in Full HD 1080p, please set the output format as "iPhone 4S H.264 Full HD 1080p(*.mp4)".
Step 3. Start the fast MPG/MPEG to iPhone 4S H.264 MP4 conversion on Mac OS X Lion.
Once the process is done, transfer the converted video to iPhone 4S via iTunes, Then you can play MPG/MPEG videos on iPhone 4S as ease. Have some fun.