Delivering Content

How do I deliver content using Transporter?

Use Transporter’s upload mode to deliver your content to the iTunes Store in a pregenerated iTunes Store package.

To use upload mode, you must specify these command-line options:

-m upload
-f <dir | pkg>
-u username
-p password
-k kilobits_per_second *

*Indicates a required Aspera and Signiant-only delivery method option.

For more information about upload mode, refer to the Transporter User Guide.

How can I get a list of providers for whom I’m allowed to upload content?

To get a list of providers for whom you have permission to upload content, run Transporter in provider mode.

To use provider mode, you must specify these command-line options:

-m provider
-u username
-p password

For more information about provider mode, refer to the Transporter User Guide.

How do I get Transporter delivery logs?

You can get Transporter delivery logs by using the [-o output] option. You can use this option to specify the directory and filename to log output information, including timestamps. By default, Transporter logs output information to the console. If you specify a filename, Transporter logs the output to the specified file, as well as to the console. If you specify a relative path, Transporter logs output information in a path relative to the current working directory.

Apple recommends creating a log file, and using the [-v verbosity] option, every time you upload a package. When creating the log file, set the verbosity option to -v detailed or -v eXtreme. The log file is your receipt for the upload. Save the log file for a few weeks following your upload. If you continue to have problems you cannot resolve, send the entire log file to your Apple technical account manager so they can help you debug any problems.

What is a provider short name?

A provider short name is a Apple-defined single-word label to identify iTunes and iBooks partners. It is typically based on the company’s name and required for delivering content.