About the iPod Plug-in

The QuickTime Export Components output format includes an iPod encoder type. This encoder creates an output file suitable for playing on an iPod, using an H.264 encoder for the video and an AAC encoder for the audio. All settings (frame size, frame rate, and so on) are automatically set.

Drawbacks of using this plug-in (as opposed to using the H.264 for Apple Devices output format) include not being able to take advantage of distributed processing, include chapter markers, or use the Frame Controls pane.

See Creating H.264 for Apple Devices Output Files for more information on creating iPod output media files.