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iPhone 5S/5C Supported Video and Audio Format

The launch weekend for the new flagship iPhone 5S and colorful iPhone 5C proved to be the most successful smartphone debut ever for Apple, with a record 9 million units being sold in the first three days since September 20. As Apple describes, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C provide much better smartphone experience than other mobile phones with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the beautiful 4-inch Retina display with 1136*640 resolution, brand-new iOS 7, first-class A7/A6 chip, and optimized support to 1080P HD video recording and playback. In a nutshell, the new iPhones will endow Apple fans with top-of-the-line recreation experience thereon.

Which Audio and Video Formats Are Supported by iPhone 5S/5C?

Considering their high definition, blazing fast performance and great battery life, watching movies or videos on iPhone 5S/5C would be second to none. As we know, there are numerous video formats flooding over the market each day, but only some of them could be played by iPhone. If you want to play videos on your new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, you need to find out which audio and video formats are supported by iPhone 5S/5C first. Here, we list the iPhone 5S/5C supported formats for you as below.

iPhone 5S Supported Video & Auido Formats

  • iPhone 5S video formats:

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

  • iPhone 5S audio formats:

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

iPhone 5C Supported Video & Auido Formats

  • iPhone 5C Video Formats:

H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

  • iPhone 5C Audio Formats:

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

How to Convert DVD Movies/HD Videos to iPhone 5S/5C Supported Format for Playing?

From the information above, you can know that the videos supported by iPhone 5S/5C are limited to MP4, MPEG-4, H.264. If you want to play classical DVD movies or stunning videos files in MKV, MTS, M2TS or other formats you have saved on your computer on the new iPhones, you need to find certain iPhone DVD ripper or iPhone video converter app to convert DVD movies and videos to video format supported by iPhone beforehand. Luckily, the following software may give you the best solution to rip any DVDs (including the latest copy-protected DVD), convert SD and HD videos to iPhone 5S/5C supported formats. And then, you can sync the DVD movies or videos to your iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C via iTunes for playing anytime.

MacX iPhone DVD Ripper: top-notch DVD to iPhone ripper for Mac users to rip homemade and commercial DVDs to iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S,iPhone4, iPhone 3G, iPad, iPod on Mac quickly; rip DVD to H.264, MPEG4, MOV, M4V and MP3 etc on Mac without quality loss; cut, trim, crop, merge, add watermark and subtitle to video; extract favorite picture and audio from DVD movies as wallpaper or ringtone.

MacX iPhone Video Converter: versatile iPhone video converter for Mac users to convert HD and SD videos including MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, AVI, MPEG, WMV etc to iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod, Apple TV, iTunes, MOV, MP4 and more flawlessly; create stunning photo slideshow from photo libraries; cut, trim, crop, merge, add watermark and subtitle to video.

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