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Apple Device Video Profiles


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Which Toast 11 video output profile should I be using to create an "Apple Universal" video file? In other words a single m4v that will play on an AppleTV (gen 1 or 2), iPod Classic, iPod Touch, or iPhone? AppleTV best requires that I re-convert the video within iTunes in order to sync with an iPod Classic, for example.

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The iPod Classic supports a maximum 640x480 pixel resolution. So the AppleTV setting should work unless your source video is larger than that (such as HD video). If that is the case then choose whichever of the Apple Hardware formats brings the resolution within that spec.

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The iPod Classic supports a maximum 640x480 pixel resolution. So the AppleTV setting should work unless your source video is larger than that (such as HD video). If that is the case then choose whichever of the Apple Hardware formats brings the resolution within that spec.

The sources are standard def MPEG-2 encoded VIDEO_TS folders. The problem seems to be the bitrate Toast selects with the AppleTV profile. iTunes reports ~2500 kbps from a Toast video. Converting that video in iTunes using the "Advanced -> Create iPod or iPhone version" option results in a video with identical resolution but ~1600kbps bitrate.

 

Answering my own question... I'll re-encode using Toast's "AppleTV standard", which reports a bitrate of "1.6MB/sec" rather than "AppleTV best" (2.6MB/sec).

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The sources are standard def MPEG-2 encoded VIDEO_TS folders. The problem seems to be the bitrate Toast selects with the AppleTV profile. iTunes reports ~2500 kbps from a Toast video. Converting that video in iTunes using the "Advanced -> Create iPod or iPhone version" option results in a video with identical resolution but ~1600kbps bitrate.

 

Answering my own question... I'll re-encode using Toast's "AppleTV standard", which reports a bitrate of "1.6MB/sec" rather than "AppleTV best" (2.6MB/sec).

Glad you figured it out. Thanks for sharing the solution.

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