Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:09 PM (in response to coolwaterhotsun)
Here is the link that goes over some recommended video encoding.
Essentially it is - H.264 codec, .m4v and either 640 x 360 (16:9) or 640 x 480 (4:3)
I do not recommend HD video - as for mobile streaming - HD video does not give a good user experience.
If you want to make your Video available as HD upload that version to Youtube. But for Podcasting you need to think about the user - and most are mobile - so HD video is not the best user experience.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:38 PM (in response to Robert Walch)
thanks Rob W,
I am pretty sure my format is good. The only variation on the guidelines you link to is that mine is 9 Mbps instead of 1.5.
I wonder if the issue is that I am using the ebed code that I copy from the video hosting sites. I am using one video from Vimeo and two from You Tube. I copy the embed codes from there, then paste into a post in wordpress.com. Then I use FeedBurner to generate a rss url, but still get the byte-range requests error from iTunes.
I tried to circumnavigate the problem by creating a category in wordpress, then using Feeburner again. I ever created a blogger blog where they link the videos directly from iTunes. No avail. same error message from iTunes.
I looked into Libsyn. I would love to use it, but it seems others are getting the same problems from that site. And it is prohibitively expensive for me. My videos range from 200MB to 1.5G, and I cannot afford $30 to 75 a month for the adequate upload space. Sorry.
But if you have any other ideas, I would be so so very grateful. I have been reading every forum, blog, and help site for days. I'm beginning to think iTunes is just not worth it. You can view the videos in my site just fine.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to coolwaterhotsun)
You definitely can NOT use the embed code from Youtube or any video hosting site to get it to work with iTunes.
You will need to host the video on Media Host such as libsyn.
If your video is at 9 mbps - then it is not encoded correctly.
Use the export to iPod setting in Quicktime pro or compressor. You need to get the bit rate down below 1.5 MBPS. Your video should be between 6 and 7 MB per each minute of video - when encoded correctly.
It must be the .m4v file you have in your enclosure tag in your RSS feed - to get Apple to accept your feed - it can not be a link to a file embeded at Youtube - iTunes does not support anything from Youtube - ever.