Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Video for ipad

This was originally posted on the uni blog but in that I keep needing to reference it, I'm posting it here too!

I'm trying to get my ipad to work in place of a digital portfolio. I have an interview that I wasn't expecting so soon, so it's a bit of a rush job! Fingers crossed!

I had a devil trying to get my videos imported to my itunes.

We want to loop all the tutorial videos and have them playing out on an iPad during the presentation.

I have learned that it will support many formats but I have opted for a MOV file.  There are certain limitations to what format you can use.

I have done Quicktime Mov with H.264 codec, AAC audio.

I've tested them out and the iPad seems to play them well.

Other formats suggested were:

"Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format" from wiclee

"iTunes can handle just about any file format that works with QuickTime and will play any file purchased or downloaded from the iTunes Store. If you've got video files that end with a .mov, .m4v, or .mp4 file extension, you can import them to iTunes with ease. However, the video especially the MP4 video must meet the following specifications: it must be encoded as 540 kbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with an approximately 128 kbit/s AAC audio track or encoded as 1.5 Mbit/s (minimum) MPEG-4 video (H.264) with a minimum 128 kbit/s AAC audio track. If not, you will fail to import MP4 to iTunes.
Even if your MP4 files meet the above specifications and are added to iTunes successfully, it may still fail to sync to iOS devices. For iPhones, iPads, and video-capable iPods play videos in more specific video formats and codecs.
In order to successfully add MP4 to iTunes as well as sync MP4 to iPod, iPhone, iPad, we have better convert the MP4 files to both iTunes and iOS supported MPEG-4 format." from bigasoft.com