Best Video Audio Formats Supported by iPhone 8/Plus/7/7+/6s/6/SE/5S/5C/5

Posted by Estelle to iPhone Tips, Video to iPhone on July 31, 2017

The recently released iPhone 8/8 Plus will win great popularity in the Apple's 2017 Fall Event as it has surpassed many portable devices in regard of entertaining functions. But as we all know that, not every video files can be played on iPhone, such as the widely used AVI, WMV files playback on Windows media player, FLV video downloaded from video sharing sites, like YouTube, 3GP videos for mobile phone, etc. All of them are not compatible with iPhone.

So the first thing you should know when you get a new iPhone in hand is what the video and audio formats that are supported by iPhone (iPhone 8/7/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 +/iPhone 5S/5C/5, iPhone 4S/4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G)? If you take a look at Apple official site, you will find that iPhone only supports specific video & audio formats as below:

iPhone 8 Supported Video & Auido Formats

Video formats supported:

H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov 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.

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.

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iPhone 7/Plus Supported Video & Auido Formats:

The list of video/audio formats supported by iPhone 7/Plus is below:
H.264 video up to 4K, 30 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

Video Codec

File Extension

Resolution

Frame Rate

Audio

iPhone 7/Plus

H264, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG

.mp4, .mov, .m4v

640X480, 1280X 720, 4K 2160p

30 fps, 240 fps

AAC, Protected AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

You may also wanna know: iPhone 6 (Plus) supported video formats, iPhone 5S supported formats

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