If you want to make sure that your video files play as expected in AppFurnace, it’s a good idea to convert them to be compatible with mobile device platforms before you uplaod them. One way to do this is to use the free software Handbrake (available for Mac & Windows).
Also, if you’ve had any problems with videos not playing, or behaving strangely in your apps, it’s worth running through this conversion process and testing the output file first - as this can solve many problems of videos becoming corrupt during transfers and uploads to different machines and devices.
Handbrake is an open-source video “Transcoder”, and it makes formatting your video files for mobile devices easy:
- Download Handbrake, install it on your computer, and run it
- You’ll be prompted to select a file to convert (you can also click the “Source” button in the top-left, the clapperboard icon)
- Select the video file you want to add to your app in the window that pops-up
- Select where you want the converted video to go in the “Destination” field
- Click the “Toggle Presets” button on the right-hand side of the window, which should pull out the Presets panel
- In the “Devices” section, select “iPhone & iPod Touch” option
- (Note: Even Android apps can benefit from this conversion, as videos become optimized for use on mobile devices)
- Usually, all the other settings can remain the same
- Click the “Start” button in the toolbar (Play icon) & wait for your video to be converted
- The output file should be slightly smaller, and it now optimized for use on mobile devices