This is a minimal command line tool to create a QuickTime reference movie. Written in Objective-C, all it does is create the few required atoms. It makes no use of data rate, gestalt, component check nor quality atoms. It has no support for "upgrading" existing QuickTime movies, nor opening existing QuickTime movies (either reference movies or otherwise) in any way.
It makes use only of Objective-C Foundation, and makes useof no QuickTime APIs.
It only supports creation of URL-based reference movies, and does not support creation of alias-based reference movies.
To use it, as first argument, pass the original movie. As second argument, pass the output .mov file.
Reference movies are a convenient way to add non-.mov and non-.mp4 files into your iTunes library. You can then use converter built into iTunes to get proper .mp4 files for putting onto your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Based on information published on: https://developer.apple.com/quicktime/icefloe/dispatch015.html
You can also add some metadata to the produced reference files. After first two arguments, just add additional options.
- -nam <string>: name
- -art <string>: artist
- -alb <string>: album
- -day <string>: release day
- -gen <string>: genre
- -tvsh <string>: tv show
- -tvnn <string>: tv network
- -tvsn <integer>: tv season number
- -tves <integer>: tv episode number
- -stik <integer>: media kind
Available media kinds:
1: music, 2: audio book, 6: music video, 9: movie, 10: tv show, 11: booklet, 14: ringtone
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