Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to modocsot)
I tried a few things on here, but just tried something tha seems to make it unnecessary to use any 3rd party apps. I closed iTunes while importing video into iPhoto. It was a 6GB video and was hopelessly not importing in image capture, iMovie, or iPhoto, but then when I tried closing iTunes it worked perfectly. (as the trial copy of TouchCopy11 was suggesting... they wanted me to buy before I could import so I thought I'd apply their logic to Apple's process.)
I'd be intersted to hear if that solves it for other people.
My hypothesis is that if your phone is trying to maintain a connection with iTunes it somehow is "blurring" the import process with the phone trying to connect to another app.
I import fairly large videos on a regular basis, so I will definitely know if this was a fluke before long.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to Ckempton)
I'd recommend to anybody who is just coming upon this thread to try bkim028's solution on the first page before you do anything else. Worked for me and everybody else who reported trying it, and it's super easy... you don't have to install anything or change any settings.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to Ckempton)
Some of us experienced the same problem using Windows Explorer and Picasa, withour iTunes. I don't know how the problem is with Win 7, but my iPhone 5 comes next week and we can hope the problem goes away. Too bad it's not USB 3.0 :-(
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to Ckempton)
I suppose. I just seems so funky; looking around for the files and renaming the extension.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 6:52 AM (in response to modocsot)
I had the same issue. Large video wouldn't copy off the phone to the computer. I ended up just using DROPBOX's app on the phone and then just waiting for it to sync over to the computer. Seems to work well and it's fairly easy.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 9:07 PM (in response to gr8sho)
... in XP you need to 'unhide' the 'hidden files' in the iPhone folder so you can see them to copy onto your PC.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to bkim028)
You were right on!
I searched high and low looking for a solution to my large file transfering problem from iPhone 5 to my PC using XP and your idea worked great!
Thank goodness iTunes is good for something.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 8:22 PM (in response to modocsot)
I am using the iPhone 4S and Windows XP Service Pack 3. I don't use iTunes so I found another solution which I don't think has been mentioned. I looked into iExplorer but they appear to want $35 for it now. A free solution which worked great was iFunBox. I just installed it and used it to copy over 24GB of Video and photo files with no issues. Found at http://www.i-funbox.com/
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 2:43 AM (in response to modocsot)
Quick update, iTools still free and used to transfer 20+ GB, it is very quick to transfer files (compared to XP explorer) and have not found a video that it gets stuckl on
Free third party app with a simple GUI that allows you to back up photos, videos, contacts, PDFs (plus has other functionality that I did not use). iTools qjuicky transferred all 25.3 GB of vidoes and photos including Photos (900+) and Videos (100+). It did this in under 35 minutes with zero errors, which was very quick compared to thel windows explorer and picasa transfer
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to enriqgs)
Thanks enriqgs......this was the solution to transferring my 8:00 min long (1 gb +) video...worked like a charm =D
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 5:36 AM (in response to modocsot)
If you are still eager to try some suggestions in the matter i would recommend PhoneStick for the proper communication of your iOS device and a PC. Works perfectly starting from XP. Manages your media files no matter how big they are. Can find it over here: http://softorino.com/phonestick/download/
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 6:12 PM (in response to bkim028)
Thank you so much for that advise Worked a treat...
I really do think that apple need to address this situation though....
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 7:00 AM (in response to modocsot)
i had a couple of 3GB videos which I wasn't able to copy. I tried this:
It worked like a charm!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 3:17 AM (in response to MrHk)
MrHk, you are a genius!!
Itools worked like a charm, transferring a 1.5 gigabyte video to my win xp machine in less than 4 minutes!!!!
I am now transferring the rest of my old large videos from my iphone to my computer finally!!!!! yay!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to modocsot)
The latest iTools seems to transfer files painfully slowly to my XP PC, and iExplorer is no longer free.
An alternative free solution is to use an FTP server on the iPhone, and then transfer using Windows Explorer (or any other FTP client on the PC).
I used FTP Media Server app on the iPhone. It's currently free and works very well:
- start FTP Media Server on the iPhone
- on the Windows XP PC, start Windows Explorer (or any other FTP client)
- in Windows Explorer's "Address" field, enter "ftp://your_iphone_IP_address:50000", where "your_iphone_IP_address" is as displayed by the FTP Media Server app on the iPhone
- find your iPhone's videos in Windows Explorer and click-and-drag or copy-and-paste as you like
Note that this method goes over wi-fi (instead of the USB cable), so the transfer speed may be limited by the speed of both the PC's and iPhone's wi-fi connections.
Note also that this approach has the advantage that, once the app is installed on the iPhone, you can transfer to practically any other computer (PC or otherwise, any operating system), without needing to install any special software on the computer, as virtually all operating systems already have an in-built FTP client (e.g. Windows Explorer, most web browsers, etc).