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There are a few videos on youtube that I cannot play on my iPhone. Googling around, it seems there is an issue with some video formats, but I didn't find anything that seemed authorative. Some links even pointed out that this issue would be fixed in fall, but fall is over and I still cannot play them. So, here's my quesion: is there an authorative answer to what videos are playable on an iPhone?

Thanks / Rene

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I got this directly from Apple ;)

Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

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