Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Exporting Video for an iPod with QuickTime 7.0.3

Er, make that "to a fifth-generation iPod," to use Apple's official lingo.

What do you know? If you install QuickTime 7.0.3, you get a preset, named "Movie to iPod (320 by 240)", for exporting video to a video-capable iPod. It works in iMovie HD, QuickTime Player Pro, and presumably, any program that can export QuickTime movies.

Using it is a cinch: choose your video program's Export or Share command, then choose the "Movie to iPod (320 by 240)" preset and name your movie. Add the result to iTunes 6, sync with your iPod, and watch.

With that preset, you don't have the option to tweak video-compression settings. To do that, you'll need to follow steps similar to those I outlined the other day.

You'll find more details in this Apple support document.

Updated Tuesday afternoon.