Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 2:29 PM (in response to famrussell3)
DId they specify MPEG?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to Russ H)
Yes, the televison station I'm sending the file to requires MPEG-2.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 9:14 PM (in response to famrussell3)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 4:49 AM (in response to famrussell3)
If you follow David Brewer's advice and use the DVD preset you will also need to mux the audio in MPEG Streamclip. Compressor's DVD preset assumes you're going to an authoring program with the out put and gives you elementary streams. You need to use both the audio and video elementary stream presets in the Disc Burning folder in your target. Output them to a destination folder. Make sure the mv and AC3 files have the identical names before the extension. Drag the video file into STreamclip and the audio should accompany it as well. Save as MPEG with MP2 audio and the extension will change to MPEG.
I assume it's an SD file. If so, you might be OK with the quality; but it's a very low rate for broadcast.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to Russ H)
Thanks to you both. Yesterday, I attempted the DVD preset with an Average Bit Rate of 4.4 Mbps and still got a filesize significantly above 2 GB. I don't have the MPEG-2 codec for MPEG Streamclip, which I'm assuming has to be in place to mux the audio. It is an SD file, btw.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to David M Brewer)
Thanks so much for the screenshot. I attempted to use the SD DVD preset yesterday with an average Bit Rate of 4.4 Mbps, but still got a file size of about 2.5 GB. I'm not sure what I'm missing.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to famrussell3)
I know the MPEG-2 codec comes with Compressor 4... You might give it a try...
MPEG-2 plugin might be built in to Quicktime X... Nevertheless...
Click on your hard drive... Library... App. Support... Quicktime.