Creating Content

This section provides information about how to prepare content and the file formats you can use when creating content compatible with iTunes and iPod, as well as how to use and edit metadata .

First, you should know a few basics about file formats and metadata. Knowing about file formats can guide you in choosing the correct format based on your needs and content. Knowing how to use metadata can help you provide your audience with information about your content. In addition, metadata makes browsing and searching easier. This section also includes recommended tools for creating content.

In this section:

Preparing Content
Understanding File Formats
Deciding Which Audio Format to Use
What Is Metadata?
Preparing Your Files
About Creation Tools
Compressing Your File
Formatting Video for the iPod or Apple TV
Adding Metadata to Your File