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Resizing App Preview videos using EasyWMV

iMovie is a simple and intuitive app for creating AppPreview videos, but, what’s really annoying is that it only creates appPreview videos compatible with 4 inch iPhone displays – Like the iPhone 5s ? – really old.

You really need to have videos for the iPhone 6s, and 6 Plus. But before you buy QuickTime Pro, here’s a free way.

EasyWMV’s demo version is limited to 1 minute of video, but that’s fine for App Previews, which are only 30 seconds anyway. Now, you need to fiddle with the settings.

For the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch), I selected Custom size – 1080×1920.

Deselect “Preserve aspect ratio”

Drop the bit rate down below 1200kbps.

 

Screen Shot 2015-12-19 at 17.31.03

Now for the techy stuff, how I diagnosed this – I uploaded a video with the bit rate too high, and got a vague warning from iTunes Connect. I then looked in inspector for more details and saw this:

{
“statusCode” : 400,
“errorCodes” : [ “MOV_H264_LEVEL_TOO_HIGH”, “MOV_VIDEOCODEC_NOT_ACCEPTABLE_FOR_VIDEOTYPE” ],
“suggestionCode” : “MOV_RESAVE_LOWER_LEVEL”,
“nonLocalizedMessage” : “H264 Level is too high. Please refer to Apple’s documentation for appropriate levels.”,
“localizedMessage” : “The H264 Level is too high. Please refer to Apple’s documentation for appropriate formats.”
}

Which according to apple, this is the maximum specs:

H.264 ProRes 422 HQ only Notes
Target Bit Rate 10-12 Mbps VBR ~220 Mbps

And 12Mbps translates to 12000 Kbps

Then you get this a success in the trace once it works:

{
“responses” : [ {
“url” : “http://a364.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/VideoSource60/v4/0f/8d/42/0f8d42b0-c7a1-3bbc-0fd9-47e6ce27cd4b/pr_source.mp4?downloadKey=1450740609_4e0cd82c5efe91f96becf577bbc3cdc4”,
“token” : “VideoSource60/v4/0f/8d/42/0f8d42b0-c7a1-3bbc-0fd9-47e6ce27cd4b/pr_source.mp4”,
“groupToken” : {
“groupToken” : “VideoSource60/v4/0f/8d/42/0f8d42b0-c7a1-3bbc-0fd9-47e6ce27cd4b”,
“pool” : “VideoSource60”,
“syntaxVersion” : “HASH_MOUNT_UUID_GROUP”
},
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