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Play MP4 on iPhone 5S/5C: Convert MP4 to iPhone 5S/5C Format to Solve “Cannot Play MP4 on iPhone 5S/5C” Issue

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Play MP4 Files Symtomps:

Transfering and playing MP4 on iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C is usually smooth for many users. However, due to codec, video size and resolution issue, you may have difficulty in playing MP4 on iPhone 5S or 5C. You may encounter the following symtomps when trying to play MP4 on iPhone 5S or play MP4 on iPhone 5C:

  • MP4 files cannot be added to iTunes thus cannot be transfered to iPhone 5S/5C for play.
  • MP4 files can be added to iTunes but when syncing with your iPhone 5S/5C, iTunes pops up a message: “movie was not copied to the iPhone 5S/5C because it cannot be played on this iPhone 5S/5C”.
  • iPhone 5S MP4 no audio: No audio or sound when you play MP4 on iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5S MP4 no video: No video or image when you play MP4 on iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C MP4 no audio: No audio or sound when you play MP4 on iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5C MP4 no video: No video or image when you MP4 on iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C cannot read and play some MP4 file

In order to successfully play MP4 files on iPhone 5S or play MP4 files on iPhone 5C, MP4 files shall meet the following requirements:

  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio;
  • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio.

Your iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C will not recognize the MP4 files if they don’t match the above requirements. This article guides you step-by-step to convert MP4 to iPhone 5S/5C supported video format to play MP4 on iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C. Keep reading, you will easily solve the “iPhone 5S won’t play MP4” issue and the “iPhone 5S won’t play MP4” issue.

Guide: How to Convert MP4 to to iPhone 5S or 5C to Play MP4 on iPhone 5S/5C

Preparation: Free download iPhone 5S/5C Video Converter

Free download iPhone 5S/5C Video Converter – Total Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac). Install and launch the program.

Step 1: Import MP4 to iPhone 5S/5C Converter

Press on “Add Files” button to browse and add MP4 files to the program. Or you can simply drag and drop your MP4 files to iPhone 5S/5C. You can load multiple files at one time.

How to Convert MP4 to iPhone 5S, how to convert MP4 to iPhone 5C

Step 2: Set iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C supported video format

Click on “Profile” drop-down and select the iPad preset under the “iPad” category

  • To play 1080p MP4 video on iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, choose “iPhone 5 H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the profile.
  • To play 720p MP4 video on iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, choose “iPhone 5 H.264 720p Video (*.mp4)” as the profile.
  • To play SD MP4 video on iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, choose “iPhone 5 H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as the profile.

Step 3: Start MP4 to iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C conversion.

Press on the button of “Convert” to convert MP4 to iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C. It is so fast and easy.

Conclusion

With the help of iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C Converter, you can convert MP4 to pre-defined output video formats that can be playback with iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. This guide also apply to convert to play various video foramts files to play on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV, iTunes, iMovie, Final Cut, etc.

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