Creating the MPEG-1 Audio for DVD Setting

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

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

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

To open the Settings tab and create a new setting
  1. Open the Settings tab and click the Add (+) button.

    This adds a new setting to the existing list.

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

    See Creating a Setting from Scratch for more information.

Stage 2: Making an Elementary Audio Stream

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

To turn off the video setting
  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. Deselect the Enabled checkbox.

    This ensures that this preset will only create an elementary audio stream and sets the file extension to .m1a.

Stage 3: Configuring the Audio Settings

Use the following settings to create an MPEG-1 audio file for DVD.

To open the Audio tab and configure the Audio settings for DVD
  1. Click the Audio button in the MPEG-1 Encoder pane to open the Audio tab.

  2. Select the Enabled checkbox.

    Figure. Audio tab of the MPEG-1 Encoder pane of the Inspector window.
  3. Choose 48 kHz from the Sample Rate pop-up menu.

  4. Select Stereo when using two-channel audio sources or Mono when using one-channel audio sources.

  5. Choose the bit rate to use from the Bit Rate pop-up menu.

    The typical values used for DVD projects are 192 kbps and 224 kbps.

  6. Click the Save button (in the lower-right corner of the Inspector) to save this setting.

    This saves the “MPEG-1 Audio for DVD” preset.