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Old 01-16-2008   #8
HT Junky
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Default Re: Apple HD Downloads

I can't wait for this stuff to take off. The article covering Apple's announcement said the the rentals would be available 1 month AFTER their release on DVD. Sounds like, for the time being, that the studios still want to get the DVD profits.

I plan on getting one. Need a new toy to play with, anyway. Got this from the Apple web site. Looks like the high def for the rentals is 720p:

Video formats supported

H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels, 640 by 480 pixels, 720 by 480 pixels (anamorphic), or high-definition 720p
MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps) in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Audio formats supported

AAC (16 to 320 Kbps); protected AAC (from iTunes Store); MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps); MP3 VBR; Apple Lossless; AIFF; WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
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