Creating the MPEG-1 Video for DVD Setting

The following sections create the setting for an MPEG-1 elementary video output file suitable for DVD.

Stage 1: Creating the MPEG-1 Video for DVD Setting

This section describes creating MPEG-1 video settings for DVD use.

To open the Settings tab and create a new setting
  1. Open the Settings tab, and choose MPEG-1 from the “Create a New Setting” (+) pop-up menu.

    This adds a new setting to the existing list.

  2. Name the new setting “MPEG-1 Video for DVD.”

    See Creating a Setting from Scratch for more information.

Stage 2: Configuring the Video Settings

This section describes configuring MPEG-1 video settings for DVD use.

To open the MPEG-1 Encoder pane and configure the Video settings for DVD
  1. Click the Encoder tab and choose MPEG-1 from the File Format pop-up menu.

  2. Click the Video button in the MPEG-1 Encoder pane to open the Video tab.

    Figure. Video tab of the MPEG-1 Encoder pane of the Inspector window.
  3. Select the Enabled checkbox.

  4. Choose the frame rate that matches your source video, either 29.97 or 25, from the Frame Rate pop-up menu.

  5. Select the DVD button.

    This sets the resolution of the output to match the selected frame rate.

  6. Choose the bit rate to use with the Bit Rate slider, or enter a value directly.

    The typical value used for DVD projects is 1.15 Mbps, with 1.856 Mbps being the maximum allowed.

Stage 3: Making an Elementary Video Stream

In order for the output media file to be an elementary video stream, you must turn off the audio setting.

To turn off the audio for the video setting
  1. Click the Audio button in the MPEG-1 Encoder pane to open the Audio tab.

  2. Deselect the Enabled checkbox.

    This ensures that this setting (preset) will only create an elementary video stream and sets the file extension to .m1v.

    Figure. Audio tab of the MPEG-1 Encoder pane of the Inspector window.
  3. Click the Save button (in the lower-right corner of the Inspector) to save this setting.

    This saves the “MPEG-1 Video for DVD” setting.