I've done some searching on the issue, but have run into some dead ends.
I've exported my project from Premier 1.5 through Adobe Media encoder as NTSC 16x9 widescreen Progressive, high quality, 7mb per second preset. I import the m2v video and audio file that was created into encore. Does encore automatically recognize the m2v audio file and attach it to the video file?
Also, I have a first play feature that I created in an HD format from After effects. Should I convert this to 720x480, or will encore allow me to import a 1280x720 video and reconvert to 720x480?
Final question: My menu, which I created in After effects and rendered as a quicktime, is 1280x720. Should I convert this to 720x480 for encore? My concern is that everything should match the m2v file that I imported from premier.
Yeah, I think I'm making myself confused with this whole process.