Preparing Your Files
- Record and edit the audio or video content you want to create for iTunes and iPod.
- Compress the files for distribution. There are different ways to compress and decompress audio and video files called codecs. Choose the file format that suits your needs, balancing audio/video quality with file size. Apple recommends using AAC for audio and H.264 for video. Some applications will compress the file if you export it for iPod. Others, you can compress using iTunes.
- Once the file is compressed, add embedded metadata. iTunes itself can be used to add metadata to files that accept metadata. Metadata is descriptive information about the content (sometimes referred to as a tag). This might include an image, detailed descriptions, author, and copyright information.
- Distribute the content through iTunes U or by other means.
- Your audience can access the content through the Internet and download it to iTunes where they can sync the content to iPod or listen to it on their computers using iTunes.
Submitting Your Files
To submit your finished product to iTunes U for publication, send your file to the Instructional Media Services Team.