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The Easiest Way To Transfer Videos From Computer to iPhone

The Easiest Way To Transfer Videos From Computer to iPhone

First of all, iPhone only supports certain types of video files such as MP4, M4V, and MOV files. Thus, if you want to transfer videos from PC to iPhone for enjoyment, you will need to convert your videos to iPhone-compatible formats. When talking about how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone, iTunes may be regarded as the first choice. As the only official media player and media library application released by Apple, iTunes can manage the libraries of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You are able to transfer various kinds of videos, from a computer to iPhone with iTunes.

The following steps will show you how to transfer videos from computer to iPhone with iTunes:

Step 1. Plug the iPhone into the computer via the USB cable. iTunes should launch automatically, but if it doesn’t, manually start it on your computer.

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Step 2. Click “File > Add Files to Library” at the upper left corner of the window. Then, select the video files on your computer and add them to the library.

Step 3. Click the iPhone icon in iTunes and choose “Movies” in the left sidebar. Then, check “Sync Movies” and click “Apply. iTunes will then sync movies to your iPhone.

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    However, iTunes will only sync the selected videos in the library when it is syncing videos from iTunes Library to iPhone; that is to say, iTunes will erase all the un-selected items. If you have some non-purchased videos that aren’t saved in the iTunes library, you will lose them permanently; in this circumstance, an iTunes alternative can help you solve the problem. If you are seeking for a way to transfer videos from computer to iPhone without data loss, you can use the third-party software, Leawo iTransfer, to finish the task.

    The iPod/iPad/iPhone transfer software allows you to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes, and PCs easily. With this software, you won’t have to worry about the sync of iTunes and the sizes of your video files; you can transfer all the video files you need at once, making the process all the more efficient.

    Here is how to transfer videos from computer to iPhone with the iPhone transfer tool:

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    Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer on your PC and connect your iPhone to your computer with the USB cable. The software will recognize your iPhone and automatically detect the contents in your iPhone. Then, the software will show the libraries that your iPhone has in the left sidebar. Click “Movies” in the left sidebar, and the contents will be shown in the right part of the window.

      Step 2. If your Movie Library doesn’t have any files in it, the software will offer an “Add File” button in the middle of the window to help you add video files from computer. Another option is to click “File > Add > Add File/Add Folder” in the upper right corner of the window to add the necessary video files from your computer.

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        Step 3. After choosing files, the software will start transferring videos from the PC to the iPhone. You can see the percentage of the transfer process via the progress bar, and when the transfer is done, you will get the videos in the target folder.

          So, if you want to find an iTunes alternative, you have the option of selecting Leawo iTransfer. You can’t say that the software is a perfect replacement for iTunes, since it can’t update your iOS software or offer you access to a built-in app store. However, if you have some non-purchased media files, or you want to get rid of iTunes synchronization, Leawo iTransfer is a good choice; it won’t erase anything during the data transfer process.

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          Last Updated on February 15, 2019

          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

          Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

          Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

          Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

          So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

          Joe’s Goals

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            Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

            Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

            Daytum

              Daytum

              is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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              Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

              Excel or Numbers

                If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                Evernote

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                  I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                  Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                  Access or Bento

                    If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                    Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                    You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                    Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                    All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                    Conclusion

                    I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                    What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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