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How can I play iPhone 4 video on my HD TV

47838 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Jul 27, 2010 8:33 PM by kibum RSS
Dave Kroske Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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Jul 12, 2010 7:35 PM
I just took some video on my just arrived iPone 4. I plugged the USB end of the iPhone 4's cable into my TV. I scrolled through 'Inputs' on the TV. No go using 'Camcorder' setting which I connect to the front of the TV when used. No go using 'PC' input setting either.

I am not positive I have actually used the USB connector to display camcorder video or camera pictures in the past, but I 'think' I have.

SHould it work with just the iPhone 4 supplied cable?
iMac 20" 2.16GHz, 3GB, Mac OS X (10.6.3), G3 PowerBook (10.3.9), wife iPhone 3G
  • Demarius Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2010 4:30 PM (in response to Dave Kroske)
    You have to buy the Apple Component Video Cable:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB128LL/B?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY
    iPhone 4, iOS 4, 32GB
  • ssgumby Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:17 PM (in response to Dave Kroske)
    The only way I know of is using the component or composite system to plug the iPhone into your tv. Of course the only way to actually play the video is to download the video you took to your itunes, then put it in as a movie, then upload it and play it via the ipod in the iPhone.

    I learned this the hard way after fighting for an hour trying to get it to play, then smartened up and asked here and someone told me.
    Windows Vista
  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
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    Jul 22, 2010 5:45 PM (in response to Dave Kroske)
    The iPhone does not support streaming video off of the phone to the TV. Why did you think this? Read any documentation online?
    MacBook Pro 13.3", Windows XP
  • AvgGuy Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2010 6:03 PM (in response to EBSkater)
    Rude much? He just asked a question.
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  • Blueforte Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2010 8:16 PM (in response to Dave Kroske)
    I don't think you can. However if you are connected through a receiver and you have a dock you can watch the videos. The videos won't be 1080p though. You can even watch you tube from your phone on the tv.
    Vaio, Windows Vista
  • Medic76 Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2010 9:11 PM (in response to Dave Kroske)
    No easy way to do it like on the EVO or droid X which both have HDMI mini out for that exact same purpose. Apple wants you to buy their overpriced cables instead and then only display it in 480p max. YAY thanks apple for taking 2 steps backwards. I think apple just adopted the HDMI format for the mac mini but before it was nothing but the old OUTDATED DVI connection, lame. Try this link below. If it works for 3gs it should work for your iP4.

    http://justanotheriphoneblog.com/wordpress/iphone-tips/iphone-3gs-tip-how-to-tra nsfer-video-from-iphone-to-mac-quickly

    I know there is an app called QIK video pro that will record videos and let you stream them over your wireless network.


    If you have a pc and a ps3 you can download the videos you took on your iphone to your pc and stream them to your ps3 using a free program called tversity or just put the avi files on a thumbdrive and plug and play via your ps3 or the usb input on your tv as long as its in a format your pc can handle and display. Confusing yet?
    Self Built, Windows XP Pro
  • kibum Calculating status...
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    Jul 27, 2010 8:33 PM (in response to Dave Kroske)
    As what you said, you need to put your video generated from your camcorder to iPhone 4. In this case, what you need is a camera video to iphone 4 converter. As for the converter, i recommend Aunsoft mts to iphone 4 converter.
    This MTS to iPhone 4 Video Converter is a powerful video converter for iPhone 4 users to convert video files like VOB to iPhone 4 videos. Besides converting VOB to iPhone 4, this iPhone 4 video converter also supports converting AVI, MTS, AVCHD, M2TS, DivX, XviD, MPEG, MKV, WMV, MOV, RM, MP4, etc. videos to iPhone 4 MPEG 4 (*.MP4) or iPhone 4 H.264 (*.MP4) videos.
    The iPhone 4 conversion tips :
    http://www.aunsoft.com/iphone4/
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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