SUPER EASY method for getting Cycorder Videos on your CPU W/O SSH'ing, IN MP4 Format!
This guide will teach you how to get a iPhone and iPod compatible MP4 file from the videos you record with Cycorder onto your harddrive, WITHOUT SSH'ing into your phone. In fact, you don't even have to connect your device to your computer.
Ok, I'm not going to lie to you - there are a GOOD AMOUNT of steps to this little mini-tutorial, but once everything is set up correctly, the entire process is complete in less than 2 minutes.
ALSO, please note - I have only done this and confirmed this for Windows (Vista + XP), so for all you MAC guys, try at your own risk.
Step 1: Jailbreak your phone, obviously.
Step 2: Download and install Cycorder specifically through Cydia.
Step 3: Download and install PixelPipe from the legitimate AppStore.
Step 4: Download and install PPVideoEnabler from Cydia specifically.
Step 5: Set up both an account for YouTube, and an account for PixelPipe (the "PP" in "PPVideoEnabler")
Step 6: SOMETIMES, there will be "authentication" issues with PixelPipe. Follow their instructions, about going into settings for PixelPipe, set the options they tell you to "about reset upon exit" or some similar options.
Step 7: Go into PixelPipe, and upload a video directly to YouTube (after you set YouTube as one of your destinations in PixelPipe)
Step 8: Now, download and install Mozilla Firefox on your computer. Just go to google.com, type in "firefox download" and follow all instructions.
Step 10: After you install "greasemonkey", follow all prompts, re-start Firefox.
Step 11: Go to this URL:
Remove the "XX" in the http header.
Step 13: Go to YouTube and start downloading your MP4's, all nice and pre-converted for you, and ready to be added to the iPhone or iPod (they're compatible)
ALSO, just for the record, I know that some of you may know this method, but it doesn't have to work just for your videos, it can be any video on YouTube. Also, when you mention "SSH'ing into your phone", it scares the **** out of a lot of people.
That's why I posted this "how-to", for all the people who want to keep it simple and not go rummaging around inside their phones directories. Please don't flame me if you already know how to do this, there are a lot of people who don't, believe it or not.
- 06-24-2009, 03:42 AM #2iPhone Newbie
- 45 Posts
Quite true, but the good news about that is that on YouTube, once you upload it, a) you can set your profile to private so that no one else can view the videos, and b) log in and delete the files after you download them to your cpu, so its basically like you have a little mobile database of your videos until whenever you're good and ready to access them. *chuckle*
- 06-24-2009, 11:57 AM #4
Last edited by PSM; 01-04-2010 at 09:21 PM.
- 06-25-2009, 07:47 AM #5
Anything that requires 13 steps and uploading to a website does not really count as "Super Easy" in my book. A far easier method for Windows users is to download and install iPhone Browser on your PC and navigate to "/var/mobile/Media/Videos". Once there you can set a bookmark for easy return. Just right click on your MOV files and save to your PC. Voila! Now THAT was easy!
- 06-25-2009, 10:14 AM #6iPhone Newbie
- 10 Posts
the method he is talking about converts the file to mp4, the
- 06-25-2009, 11:58 AM #7
1) The guide is mostly setups. Once they're completed, the entire process takes less than 3 minutes, and is "super easy".
2) Why would you want to convert with iTunes when YouTube saves you the trouble by doing it for you, and gives you a smaller filesize?
- 06-25-2009, 03:38 PM #10
- 06-25-2009, 08:50 PM #11
- 06-25-2009, 08:53 PM #13
I NEVER mentioned SSHing. I talked about the foolhardiness of uploading videos to YouTube to have them converted when the entire thing can be done on your local PC.
BTW - iPhone Browser isn't SSH. See Matt's great post again in case you failed to understand it the first time.
Last edited by Scatterbrain; 06-25-2009 at 08:55 PM.
Didn't you mention iPhone Browser?
Didn't you agree with me when I said that all the iPhone Browser was is a SSH with a GUI?
So in turn, wouldn't that also be stating that your method uses SSH?
I'm not sure where you're coming from here...
- 06-25-2009, 08:57 PM #15
Long story short, "YOUR" method is the exact same one that everyone uses. Throw a rock in the forum and chances are you'll hit a thread about getting the files to your HDD with SSH.
The method I posted above puts the files directly onto your HDD, without even connecting the device to your CPU. It doesn't waste your time converting anything. (Because we all know how FAST iTunes is when you convert anything!)
It's already optimized for online upload to other social sites LIKE YouTube, and because of it's filesize, you can even simply email it to people.
Most importantly, ONCE EVERYTHING IS PROPERLY SETUP from the little tutorial, it literally takes less than 3 minutes, from SART TO FINISH, to get the MP4 file on your CPU, simply by clicking a button directly on the YouTube site.
You said you were coming from a place of rationality, but a) it seems like you're trying to pick a fight (which is against the TOS for this forum) and b) what can be more rational than simplicity?
Why don't you ask people the following question: What settings do you use for iPod and iPhone compatible video conversion in iTunes? What resolutions? What framerate? What container?
And when THE AVERAGE PERSON stares at you like you're an alien, remember what I said about simplicity.
- 06-25-2009, 09:16 PM #18
That's great that your method provides so many advantages. I think I'll just stick to the one that works well for me.
As far as picking a fight, my intentions couldn't be further from that. I just don't appreciate anybody trying attribute words or ideas to me that didn't originate with me.
Well, ultimately, that's what it's all about: people using what feels comfortable to them. I agree totally with that because as I said, there are a lot of people who crap their pants when you mention ANY form of SSH (even though iPhone Browser is not ~technically~ SSH'ing. )
I never said my way was the BEST way, just a different one to accomplish a desired goal is all.
I PERSONALLY cannot use the iPhone Browser method, because when I save the file to my HDD, it has a horrible hiss and static in the background that makes it unwatchable and actually pops my speakers. That's why I researched alternate ways of getting a watchable video file to my CPU.
Ultimately, everyone SHOULD do what they're comfortable with and what works for them.