If you are looking for a free software to convert your existing video files to iPhone format so that you can watch it on the go, then Videora iPhone converter is the one for you.
Videora iPhone converter is a free video converter that converts video files, YouTube videos, movies and DVD’s into iPhone format. The software supports a variety of video formats, including avi, divx, xvid, flv, x264, vob, mpeg, DVD etc.
You can choose to operate in the normal mode or power user mode. The normal mode is for those who don’t wish to know the technical details and just want a click and go solution. As for the power user mode, it allows you to tweak and configure the settings such as the bitrate, output format, 1-pass or 2-pass to your liking.
Personally, I have tried both mode and I prefer the power user mode. Initially when I use the normal mode to convert a 650MB xvid video file, Videora automatically picked the best setting (758kbps and stereo 128kps) and generated a 1.5GB MP4 file. With that file size, I can only hold 5 movies on my 8GB iPhone, given that there are no other data in my iPhone (In reality, after counting all my apps and music files, I only have 4.5GB of space left in my iPhone). On the second attempt, I tried the power user mode and adjusted the setting to 512kbps. This time, the output file is only 500MB, which means I can now store more movies with lesser storage space.
This software is only available for Windows and requires the .NET Framework to run. I am not sure will it release a Mac or Linux version in the future, but for the time being, this is so far the best free video converter I have used.