How to play DivX/XviD videos on iPhone 4S/iPhone 5
Apple's iPhone 5/iPhone 4S is great for watching video, but it doesn't support various formats like DivX or XviD. So when I got my iPhone 4S a few weeks ago I hunted around for an app that would convert DivX/XviD videos for my iPhone 4S/iPhone 5. There were a few to choose from, but eventually my money went to iFunia iPhone Video Converter for Mac.
What is DivX/XviD? Can iPhone play DivX/XviD natively?
Both DviX and XviD are popular video codec that can compress video with a high compression rate while still keeping a good visual effect. Chances are, if you've downloaded a TV show in the last few years, it's been an XviD file. Obviously the playback of this format is high on the list of priorities for any so-called "Media Centre" - once hackers made the iPhone capable of play it, but you may also have to jailbreak your iPhone to be able to play the DIVX/XVID videos on iPhone. While jailbreaking an iOS device will allow you to play XVID/DIVX videos on iPhone, many are unsure of the process and don't want to risk the stability of their devices.
Play DivX/XviD videos on iPhone with iFunia iPhone video converter
If you want to watch AVI, DivX, and XviD videos on iPhone, it is essential to convert AVI, DivX, XviD to an iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 supported video format. In the purpose of giving a solution for those people who have AVI, DivX, and XviD files, this tutorial will detail you a step-by-step instruction on how to convert AVI, DivX, XviD to iPhone 4S with iFunia iPhone Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1 Add the XviD/DivX file
Run iFunia iPhone Video Converter on your Mac, once you launch it, click "Add Files" button to load XviD/DivX AVI files. This program supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to it at a time.
Step 2 Select output format for iPhone
After the preparation work is done, go to the setting panel on the right. Click the drop-down arrow under "Output Format". There are output profiles for all kinds of video formats for iPhone which have been optimized and are suggested for use.
Step 3 Optimize audio and video settings for iPhone
To see/adjust the actual video conversion settings, click on the "Setting" button to open a separate page with all your video settings options: video and audio codec, resolution and bitrate adjustment. Please note the higher the bitrate is, the clearer the video is, and the larger the output file is. When you're done, click "OK" to continue.
The following info may be of some help for you while adjusting iPhone 4S/iPhone 5 audio and video parameters.iPhone 4S supported video formats are:
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
Step 4: Start Converting AVI, DivX, XviD to iPhone 4S/iPhone 5
Click "Start" button to start converting AVI, DivX, XviD to iPhone 4S friendly format. Once finished, add the converted video file to iTunes library and sync with the iPhone 4S/iPhone 5.