Can't Play MP4 on iPhone 7: Change MP4 into iPhone 7 format

Problem playing MP4 files on iPhone 7? What's the matter? Read on to find the reason and the best solution to fix the MP4 and iPhone 7 incompatible issue.

iPhone is one of the most popular phones around the world and every improvement it makes can capture people's attention. So does the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. For iPhone owners, we play games, watch videos, record and work on iPhone. The widely used MP4 formats are usually supported by iPhone, but what if MP4 files won't play on iPhone (7/7 Plus)?

Why sometimes we can't play MP4 files on iPhone (7/7 Plus)?

In fact, iPhone (7/7 Plus) accepts MP4 content from different source: downloaded from online video sites, streaming over the internet, synced from iTunes or transferred from computer. It has strict limitation on the input MP4 file: only compatible with H.264, MPEG-4 with the following specification:

There are strict limitations on the input MP4 format:

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 format;

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.

If you get your MP4 videos on iPhone (7/7 Plus) from computer, you just need to make sure the MP4 content is iPhone compatible, and to 100% make sure of that. Unfortunately, MP4 is a container format which can store video, audio and subtitle data. Below are reasons why you encounter the issue "can't play MP4 on iPhone (7)".

1. Video codec

If your MP4 files are using audio and video codec that iPhone cannot support or your MP4 files cannot meet the supported specifications of audio and video codec, your iPhone (7/7 Plus) will fail to play MP4 files. Even you download different iOS video player, they still fails to play.

2. Video Size

Secondly, you can't successfully or smoothly move your movies or videos in big size like 4K to iPhone (7), even the media files are in a iPhone playable MP4 format.

3. Video resolution or frame rate

You should have MP4 files with the resolution or frame rate that are not supported by your iPhone. This happens especially for HD MP4 files, and iTunes is intelligent enough to protect your devices from destroying.

So, how can I solve the issues? What's the solution? That is finding a video converter to convert and compress MP4 to iPhone 7 compatible format. After encoding and downscaling, you can easily get your MP4 files play perfectly on your iPhone devices.

Get the Best MP4 to iPhone (7) Video Converter:

Here Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to make MP4 files compatible with your iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone 7. It is an easy to use yet powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. With it, you can fast encode MP4 to MP4, M4V, MOV for iPhone (7) with the best quality.

Key Features:

* Easily convert videos to iPhone (7) supported format from any video, such as MP4, AVI, MKV, FLV, VOB, Tivo, etc.
* Directly convert MP4 files to iPhone compatible format without more preset of codec, frame rate or bit rate.
* Edit MP4 before converting them. You can crop and trim MP4 videos, or add effects and watermarks to your videos.
* Convert videos to audio files, like MP3, WAV, WMA, AC3, etc.
* Rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPhone 7/7 Plus, 6S/6S Plus, 6/6 Plus, SE/5S/5C, 4S, etc for playback

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Here is how:

Step 1. Run the top MP4 video converter for iPhone. You should use "Add File" to select MP4 files for loading.

Step 2. Click on the "Select Format" bar and select "Device" > "Apple" > "iPhone 7" or "iPhone 7 Plus". The output videos could fit on both iPhone 7/7 Plus perfectly.

Tips and Tricks: Well, if you want to adjust the video quality for iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus, just click the Settings icon.

Step 3. Finally, simply click the "Start" button to start converting MP4 videos to iPhone (7) with the best MP4 to iPhone Converter for Mac. When the conversion is finished, sync them to your iPhone with USB or Wifi. And now you can watch MP4 on iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus at ease.

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