Digital Media Services

iTunes U

Digital Media Services provides faculty with assistance, in part, by recommending tools for capturing and encoding content for iTunes U for the Mac and PC. DMS also processes course page request forms for new iTunes U course pages. See the link to the right to complete the form.

Preparing files for iTunes U

iTunes U requires that files prepared for upload are in a specific format. Video must be encoded or exported using H.264 (mpeg-4) compression with one of the following file extensions:

  • .mp4
  • .m4v
  • .mov

Audio prepared for iTunes U must be either:

  • AAC
  • MP3


Tools for Encoding Video and Audio for iTunes U
Our recommended tool for converting video and audio for iTunes U is QuickTime Pro. QuickTime Pro is a cross-platform viewer, simple editor and export utility available for a nominal fee (about $30) from Apple. QuickTime Pro upgrades QuickTime player's features and functionality. By upgrading you can take advantage of QuickTime Pro's export presets for iPod and Apple TV. For more information visit the ITS Training and Documentation section link.