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WILL FINAL EXPORT FROM QUICKTIME OVERWRITE OTHERS

307 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2013 12:08 PM by Mapguy54 RSS
Mapguy54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 2, 2013 9:25 AM

I have a project that was created using jpegs and mp4's that were exported using the H.264 format, I initially exported entire project with H.264 only to not be able to play on LG Google TV... after talking to LG, realized I needed to save project with video format of MPEG 4 so I did using MPEG 4 BASIC using quicktime out of I-movie... however, I did not convert the mp4 slides inside project to MPEG-4, they were left in the H.264 format will my final export to the MPEG 4 format overwrite those inside the project to also be MPEG 4 so that the tv will play them?? The entire project is a slide show.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jul 2, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to Mapguy54)

    An MOV is a container. It can contain a variety of codecs such as h.264.

     

    But MP4 can be confusing, because MP4 can be both a container AND a codec. An to make it more confusing, h.264 is actually a flavor of the MPEG4 codec.

     

    So to answer your question, If you use SHARE/EXPORT TO QUICKTIME and choose Movie to MPEG4, Then click OPTIONS and use the h.264 codec for Video Format, then chances are it will work fine.

    H.264 is the "best" MPeg4 codec because it produces the highest quality for a given file size.

     

    This will give you a file with the extension MP4 that uses the h.264 codec.

     

    If it does not work, you will want to try Movie to MPEG4 and under Options: choose MPEG4 Basic for the Video Format.

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