There are a large number of devices in the iOS range, from the iPod Touch to the iPhone and iPad families. Each of these stylish devices is oriented around giving you an intuitive, convenient platform for media consumption when you are out and about.
Despite this, the native iOS media player is only compatible with a relatively small number of video file formats. That means you have to be careful when adding clips to your device so that you can be sure you will be able to play them back.
The best way to make sure that you can watch a video on your iOS device is to ensure that it uses the MP4 file format, or indeed the M4V or MOV alternatives which have also been championed by Apple over the years.
You will have trouble playing any other type of video file without seeking third party app support, which can be a problem in itself because it means you have to find an app that works and avoid some of the less adequately optimised software solutions that are available via the App Store download service.
The best way to make sure that the videos you put on your iOS device can actually be played is to use a video converter on your PC prior to transferring them across.
BurnWorld`s FilePop is a great, free example of a video converting package that is well suited to iOS fans, because it is expressly designed with your needs in mind.
It is compatible with a wide range of popular video file types, including AVI, DivX and WMV. None of these will work on a standard iOS device, so you should endeavour to convert any files that you may have on your PC to MP4 or MOV using the FilePop software and then send them to your iOS gadget once the process is complete.
FilePop is easy to use, so first time users will not need to learn a huge amount before they have familiarised themselves with its interface and started to convert their first video file.
Conversion duration is dependent on the speed of your computer`s hardware, but FilePop is well optimised to take advantage of your available resources and files should be converted as quickly as possible.
You can even choose to convert a high quality video into a lower quality file so that it is small enough to fit onto your iOS device without filling up its internal storage space. This is particularly relevant for Apple fans since there devices don`t let you add extra space via memory cards, so you will have to get used to managing your available allocation.
You will want to take your iOS device out and about with you to enjoy your media files, so FilePop will help to unlock the entertainment potential which is dormant in your video collection housed on your PC.