Deliver To iTunes With Apple Compressor

 

About The New Compressor 4.2 Software Release

Compressor makes it simple to create a compliant iTunes Store Package. Easily add your movie, trailer, closed captions, and subtitles to your iTunes Store Package. Once this is complete you then need to deliver the package to Walla’s Apple-approved encoding house to quality check and deliver your iTunes Store Package.

You can download Compressor HERE. Learn more about USING COMPRESSOR, the WALLA DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS, or the TOP 10 QC REJECTIONS YOU SHOULD AVOID.

 

Compressor Features For iTunes Store Package Creation

  • Dedicated menu option in Compressor to create an iTunes Store Package
  • Add chapter markers for iTunes
  • Set territories and languages for each asset
  • Add multiple preview or film assets for each iTunes delivery
  • Ability to add closed captions (required for iTunes), subtitles and other iTunes metadata

Compressor 4.2 System Requirements

  • OS X v10.10.2 or later
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)
  • OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later
  • 256MB of VRAM (1GB recommended for 4K editing and 3D titles)
  • 1.2GB of disk space for Compressor
  • Requirements subject to change. Visit Compressor’s technical specifications page for latest requirements.

What You Need To Know Before Using Compressor 4.2

The key to a successful iTunes delivery is making absolutely sure your video, audio, caption and metadata is the best it can be, as Apple has the highest standards in the industry for quality. Apple is now making iTunes even more accessible with the new release of Compressor, which empowers every quality content provider with the tools they need to make clean and efficient asset deliveries to iTunes. Compressor does not eliminate the need for final quality control reviews and file delivery through an Apple-certified delivery provider, but will help eliminate and reduce errors and reduce costs when technical requirements and use of the software are carefully observed. Please refer to our DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS for more information on the technical and legal requirements for a successful iTunes delivery. Walla provides the following iTunes / Compressor Checklist to help aid you in the process of delivering perfect file packages every time.


Delivering With Compressor 4.2 Checklist

Be sure you have all of the following assets in the correct formats ready to go before building your iTunes package using Compressor.

Keyart / Poster Art PNG or JPEG, 300dpi, 11×17″ Size
Metadata Profile Completed metadata template to include: program synopsis, cast list with roles, production credits, studio name, MPAA Rating and Reason for given rating, Copyright Notice for program(s) (ex “Copyright 1972, Paramount Pictures”), IMDB film # and other required data.
Audio 16 Bit UNCOMPRESSED 2 Channel stereo synched to match the standard video mater. NOTE: AUDIO MAY BE IN VIDEO FILE
Movie File HD Video File in ProRes 444 HQ or 422 HQ, 1080p Resolution, 23.987 or 29.987 Frame Rate, Stereo Mix on 1/2, ME Mix on 3/4 (if available), 16×9 Aspect Ratio Asset must contain at least 1 full second of black on the head and tail of the file content
Trailer / Promo File Video trailer of the Picture(s) delivered to the specifications above with total running time not to exceed 3 Minutes. MUST NOT CONTAIN URL ANYWHERE ON THE TRAILER OR PROMO FILE. NOTE: TRAILERS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL SERVICE OUTLETS. Asset must contain at least 1 full second of black on the head and tail of the file content
Language and Territory Data Detailed information for which asset is to appear in which Apple iTunes Store territory and which language the asset is in.
Titles and Captions Closed Caption Files are REQUIRED for iTunes Delivery in .SCC format.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Preparing technically-compliant files will keep costs down and turnaround times quick. Here are a few more resources to help you avoid some common pitfalls and deliver perfect assets every time: THE TOP 10 QC REJECTIONS YOU SHOULD AVOID

Download Compressor 4.2 Now

Please use this link to download the NEW version of Compressor with file preparation and packaging for iTunes compliant files. Visit the App StoreSM

DOWNLOAD COMPRESSOR 4.2 NOW

Supplemental Materials from Apple

For more information on this new Compressor update and the new features for packaging content for iTunes, please check the links below.

VISIT COMPRESSOR WEBSITE

DOWNLOAD COMPRESSOR ITUNES STORE PACKAGE QUICK START GUIDE

Ready to Submit?

Now that you have reviewed the the use of Compressor to prepare packages for iTunes as well as the technical specifications needed for delivery, you are now ready to start the submission process.

Submit your Package Now
  • Walla Special Compressor Delivery Pricing
  • Save Up To $300 Now
  • Walla guarantees iTunes distribution when asset meet these specifications
  • MOVIES (OVER 70 MINUTES)
    First iTunes Territory $699 (Normal Price $999)*
    Each Additional iTunes Territory $49
    Other platforms (eg, Amazon, Vudu, Xbox) $199
  • *Special $699 Price Includes $300 Apple Compressor Package Discount
    All files must pass quality check and comply with these specifications
  • Revenue Share: 15%
  • All titles must pass QC, if the title is unsuccessful Walla will issue a 50% refund.