Configuring the MPEG-1 File Format for Web Use

The following sections guide you through configuring the MPEG-1 output file format for web use. This process creates a single MPEG-1 system stream.

Stage 1: Choosing Video Settings

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

To open the MPEG-1 Encoder pane and choose video settings
  1. Open the Settings tab, then choose MPEG-1 from the “Create a New Setting” (+) pop-up menu.

    The MPEG-1 Encoder pane opens in the Inspector with the default Video tab displayed.

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

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

  4. Click the Automatic button next to the Frame Rate pop-up menu.

    You can also choose 23.976, 29.97, or 25 from the Frame Rate pop-up menu if you know the frame rate of the source video.

  5. Select the Web button.

    This sets the resolution of the output to 320 x 240.

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

Stage 2: Choosing Audio Settings

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

To open the Audio tab and choose audio settings
  1. Click the Audio button in the MPEG-1 Encoder pane to open the Audio tab.

    Figure. Audio tab of the MPEG-1 Encoder pane of the Inspector window.
  2. Select the Enabled checkbox.

  3. Choose 44.1 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.

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