QuickTime 7.1.5 and iTunes 7.1 released w/ Apple TV Support

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kilofox
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QuickTime 7.1.5 and iTunes 7.1 released w/ Apple TV Support

Post by kilofox » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:04 am

With Apple TV support... hopefully it will give us some clues as to what iTV will support.

One of the export settings in QT Pro is "Movie to Apple TV"

kevinbal
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Post by kevinbal » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:34 am

wow, thats pretty nice... maybe we'll have a small jump on what the apple tv settings are going to be 'by default'. Although, i'd be shocked if it were much different than the ipod settings, since the purchased movies through the ITMS will have to play on both.

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Post by jbrjake » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:03 am

kevinbal wrote:Although, i'd be shocked if it were much different than the ipod settings, since the purchased movies through the ITMS will have to play on both.
Really? Shocked? There's gotta be some reason the device supports main profile h.264 at 720p resolutions...

weldon
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Post by weldon » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:47 am

There is a new option in Quicktime to export "Movie to Apple TV".

I'll have to play with that later on. I'm curious to see what it means for Handbrake.

Yakko
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Post by Yakko » Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:38 pm

The new iTunes has lots of links to Apple's web site for Apple TV info, unfortunately none of the pages are live yet so it's pretty useless.

I've got an 84 mb movie i'm exporting from quicktime to apple tv. Current movie format is:
AAC, Stereo, 44.1 kHz, H2.64, 640x480
FPS: 29.97
Data Rate: 1159.01 kbits/sec
Duration: 10:11.17
Normal size: 640x480.

I'll let you know what it comes out at. As typical for Quicktime, it's damn slow. It'll probably be several hours before it's done.

When you use export to Apple TV there are only default settings, no options.

whimpers
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Post by whimpers » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:38 pm

It's not the same as the iPod high setting. If you convert a DVD file (720x404 in my case, original mpeg2 datarate of 5400 kbs) to iPod it comes out as a h264 .m4v file of 640x359 with a bitrate of 1660 kbs. When you export for AppleTV it comes out as a 720x404 file with a bitrate of 2400 kbs, which is a much better format for converting your DVD files, if you're not interested in iPod compatibility. Audio is converted to AAC stereo, off course.

Yakko
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Post by Yakko » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:20 am

my file started at 640x480 so it retained that size, but my data rate went up. It went to 2449.55 kbits/sec. Which boosted the file size to 178MB. Everything else pretty much stayed the same.

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