Unfortunately, the iPhone lacks a good, conspicuous method for creating video playlists for items that have been downloaded from other sources or converted by the user. We've found a method that almost works. It gives you a fully customizable playlist for all stored videos, but the video portion doesn't actually play. You get a static image from the video, and playback of the audio. Nonetheless, we're publishing the steps in the hopes that one of our readers can find a working solution. If you've found a way, please let us know.
- Add the desired videos to you iTunes Library. By default, they will appear under the Movies section on the left-hand navigation bar.
- Go to the Movies section and find your videos.
- Select one of the movies you want to add to your playlist by clicking it, then choose Get Info from the File menu
- Click the Video tab if it is not already selected (it should be automatically selected)
- From the Video Kind: pull-down menu, choose Music Video
- Click the OK button to save the changes.
- Repeat this process for each video you want to add to your playlist (Unfortunately, you can't select multiple items at once and change their video type)
- Now click on Music Videos under Playlists on the left-hand navigation bar. Your videos should appear there.
- Organize the videos in the order you desire.
- Connect your iPhone.
- Click on your iPhone under the Devices section of the left-hand navigation bar.
- Click on the Music tab, and check the box next to Include music videos
- Sync your iPhone
- On your iPhone, tap the iPod function, then tap Playlists.
- Your videos will be stored under the Music Videos section, in the order you designated in iTunes. But, like we said, only the audio portion will play, with a still from the video.