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How to export QuickTime X videos to iPod/iPhone on Mac OS X?

1. What is QuickTime X?

QuickTime X (pronounced QuickTime Ten) is a version of QuickTime shipped with Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. It was demonstrated at WWDC on June 8, 2009. It includes optimized support for modern codecs, and a new user interface.

It also includes visual chapters, conversion and sharing for YouTube and MobileMe, basic video editing, capture of video and audio streams, screen recording, GPU acceleration and live streaming.

ArsTechnica revealed that QuickTime X uses QuickTime 7.x via QTKit to run older codecs that have not made the transition to 64-bit.

2. What videos QuickTime X plays?

The QuickTime (.mov) file format functions as a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).

Other file formats that QuickTime supports natively (to varying degrees) include AIFF, WAV, DV, MP3, and MPEG-1. With additional QuickTime Extensions, it can also support Ogg, ASF, FLV, MKV, DivX Media Format, and others.

3. How to export QuickTime X videos on iPod/iPhone?

Step 1,
Open QuickTime X, and click “Share” menu, choose iTunes.

export QuickTime X videos on iPod

Step 2, You will get a dialog box as below, and choose “iPhone &iPod”, click “share” to start exporting video from QuickTime X to iTunes.

export QuickTime X videos

Note: Since iPod (include iPod nano 5, iPod classic 160GB, iPod touch OS 3.1, etc.) only plays H.264 and MPEG-4 coded MP4, M4V and MOV videos, what’s more, the video resolution and biterate are also limited. So if you want to export your QuickTime (include QuickTime X) video to iPod/ iPhone, you need to convert the video for exactly playback on iPod/iPhone.

How to convert QuickTime (include QuickTime X) videos to iPod/iPhone on Mac OS X?