So after client approval, they wanted a high-res MPEG 1 file to run through power point for a big meeting this morning. (I told them that .wmv files work great in PP, but they informed me I don't know what I'm talking about) Didn't think this would be a problem, but I haven't made an MPEG 1 in years.
As a new proud owner of FCStudio 3, I figured it would be a breeze.
I just need a 640x480 with decent audio. Hah!
After realizing that Compressor couldn't handle that daunting task,
I downloaded a couple of different encoders...Prism Plus (sucks) and one called mpegff (or something like that). The latter would deliver a nice quality video file, but would always fail when it came to muxing the audio.
So anyway, long story getting longer; I thought MPEG 1 was now considered a "third world codec" and wouldn't present the challenge it did. So is anyone successfully doing this with an encoder that doesn't cost a bundle? Knowing my luck, it'll be another 10 years before anyone wants MPEG 1 again.
"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance."
Steve Ballmer To USA Today: 30 April 2007
"We and Apple are neck and neck and we're chasing the two
Steve Ballmer, referring to Nokia and Research in Motion. October 6th 2009
Last year I spent all day trying to make this work. It didn't.
I successfully edited the text file, and 640x480 appeared in Compressor as my custom-built MPEG-1 size, but when I ran Compressor the resulting file still came out 320x240. Weird. I just tried it again now with the new version of Compressor on Snow Leopard, but the result was the same.
The settings are in the user/library, not the main Library, if you want to give it a shot.