"The iPod supports up to 640x480, while Apple TV supports up to 1280x720. To optimize for both platforms, we recommend that your source file is at least 640 pixels wide and that you use the built-in iPod converters in Compressor ('H.264 for iPod'), QuickTime Pro ('Movie to iPod') or iTunes ('Convert Selection for iPod'). Each of these maintains the aspect ration of your source file and results in an M4V file containing H.264 video (Low Complexity version of the Baseline profile) and AAC-LC audio. If you want to maximize the screen area of a wide-screen TV, your source file should have an aspect ratio of 16:9 (e.g., 640x360). If you want to maximize the screen area on the iPod, your source file should have an aspect ratio of 4:3 (e.g., 640x480)."
Thursday, April 12, 2007
How to make Apple TV
Apple: Formatting Video for the iPod or Apple TV: