1. dragonsgoalie's Avatar
    Does anyone know of a way to watch .avi's or .wmv's on the iPhone?
    03-07-2009 10:18 PM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    You need to convert them using a program like Handbrake (free).

    AVI containers aren't used by the iPhone (it favors MP4/H.264) and WMV's are proprietary to Microsoft.
    03-08-2009 12:00 AM
  3. ILBandit's Avatar
    Another one that is free, and works well is Quick Media Converter. I've used it to convert alot of my camera videos, and then synced it to my iPhone.
    03-08-2009 12:16 PM
  4. Ekelon's Avatar
    There are some 3rd party jailbroken apps that you can get in Cydia that enable you to watch .avi's.
    03-22-2009 09:03 PM
  5. Jessi#IM's Avatar
    You need to use an iPhone video converter to help you convert these formats to iPhone format first. I've used Handbrake and it works fine. More importantly, it's free. Simply download it from its official site.
    Enjoy!
    03-31-2009 12:02 AM
  6. Behshad's Avatar
    Instead of converting, I use Orb for all different medias to run from my PC through my iPhone
    06-11-2009 07:43 PM
  7. BruceeL's Avatar
    Just use one iPhone Video Converter to do that. convert avi/wmv to mp4 for you iphone.
    08-26-2009 03:53 AM
  8. mbartel500's Avatar
    Tried to use handbrake....never could get it to work. All it would do is write a .STACKDUMP file to my output folder. I tried it on several small .wmv files to convert them to .mp4. Used several different presets, but got the same result
    09-25-2009 08:51 PM
  9. atvrider's Avatar
    quick media converter works really well.
    Does anyone know of a way to watch .avi's or .wmv's on the iPhone?
    09-26-2009 02:38 PM
  10. erockdabass's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips guys. I need to update the converter.
    10-02-2009 05:10 PM
  11. ultimo's Avatar
    There are some 3rd party jailbroken apps that you can get in Cydia that enable you to watch .avi's.
    I want to know more.
    how about an mkv ?
    10-21-2009 12:18 PM
  12. Gary's Avatar
    I want to know more.
    how about an mkv ?
    Try VLC for the iPhone, which requires Cydia I believe.
    10-30-2009 04:10 PM
  13. jennifer_im's Avatar
    There are vieo converter for iPhone can convert AVI or WMV format to iPhone MP4. You can google for it.
    11-19-2009 07:51 AM
  14. GameMeMore's Avatar
    You might need to convert the available format MP4.
    11-30-2009 01:24 AM
  15. CJ702's Avatar
    second for Orb, it plays all my files including FLVs stored on the Mac.
    12-14-2009 09:43 PM
  16. leepark's Avatar
    iPhone Video Converter supports avi, divx, flv, rm, wmv, vob, mpeg, 3gp, etc.
    Last edited by leepark; 07-13-2010 at 03:29 AM.
    06-18-2010 09:17 AM
  17. Mella's Avatar
    Does anyone know of a way to watch .avi's or .wmv's on the iPhone?
    AVI a acronym formed from Audio Video Interleave, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Like the DVD video format, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video, and most of MAC or iPad users may have troubles with playing AVI videos on their iTunes, iPad or iPhone, bcz it's not supported by iphone.
    WMV is a compressed video compression format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft.
    to watch the avi or wmv files on Iphone, you need to convert them to the iphone or iTunes compatible formats, here I recommend ifunia iphone video converter to you, it's a profesional iphone converter, I used it long time, and looks like it updated for iPhone 4 this days too.
    06-21-2010 02:39 AM
  18. sirmastersephiroth's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys. I also need to find a free converter.
    07-10-2010 02:57 PM
  19. joeine's Avatar
    Does anyone know of a way to watch .avi's or .wmv's on the iPhone?
    There are the avi's and .wmv's can't play on iphone,but mp4 can play on iphone.you want to watch vidos on iphone,you must convert avi to mp4 to iphone.I used to convert lots of avi to mp4 last week,and it can play in iphone.
    09-01-2013 10:32 AM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    There are the avi's and .wmv's can't play on iphone,but mp4 can play on iphone.you want to watch vidos on iphone,you must convert avi to mp4 to iphone.I used to convert lots of avi to mp4 last week,and it can play in iphone.
    Get the VLC app.
    09-01-2013 12:06 PM
  21. WreakingHavoc's Avatar
    If you are just wanting to watch them on your phone get OPlayer Lite from the App Store. This would work for videos that are sent by email for example. VLC also works and is again available in the App Store (it was pulled for a while).


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    09-01-2013 01:23 PM
  22. John Flud's Avatar
    yeah VLC is in the app store, no need for jailbreaking. Before that was released I used an app called "its playing"
    whats more you can drag and drop files of all kinds into the app through itunes app tab, from flv's to wmvs and everything else into it and it will play it.
    no need to convert anything.
    09-04-2013 12:59 AM
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