My client thinks she's really sophisticated because she uses her iPad2 to check email (but wow is she great with a spreadsheet, pivot tables, and such). She can only preview a 10MB email attachment, but she expects an HD quality 10 minute youtube/vimeo type video, with great audio that she can see on her iPad2.
Um...help please. I use Compressor and media encoder. Normally I simply send links to vimeo or youtube, but that won't work here. I could spend some money in order to really impress her.
...email attachments, pff...what is this, 1998? meh.
She may know spreadsheets, but she doesn't know doodly squirt about video encoding and playback. Here's the word straight from Apple:
TV and Video
AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
Video out support at 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
I've had good luck sending approval copies to my clients IPads with H.264 at 640 x 360 (bitrate is going to vary - tweak it down until you hit the magic tradeoff or the quality disappears). It's not the movies, but neither is the IPad.