Creating MPEG-4 Output Files

Compressor provides the tools you need to create exceptional MPEG-4 transcoded files.

MPEG-4 Part 2 (known as MPEG-4 video in QuickTime 6) plays an important role in the evolution of standards for the Internet and wireless multimedia industries, where it has been widely adopted.

Use MPEG-4 Part 2 anywhere you want to be compatible with MPEG-4 Part 2 devices or players, such as the millions of smartphones and digital still cameras that capture and play back MPEG-4 Part 2 video.

H.264, also known as MPEG-4 Part 10, is a newer technology than MPEG-4 Part 2, providing up to four times the frame size of video encoded with the MPEG-4 Part 2 codec at a given data rate. But, just as MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 are still used in the industry today, MPEG-4 Part 2 will continue to be used.

Note: MPEG-4 Part 2 is both a QuickTime codec (MPEG-4 Video) and an output format. This chapter discusses MPEG-4 Part 2 as an output format.