Customizing MPEG-4 Part 2 Settings

If you want to customize your MPEG-4 Part 2 file format settings, you need to perform a more detailed transcoding workflow than the one described above.

Stage 1: Customizing MPEG-4 Video Settings

You adjust MPEG-4 video settings in the MPEG-4 Encoder pane.

To open the MPEG-4 Encoder pane and adjust the MPEG-4 video settings
  1. In the Inspector window, click the Encoder pane and choose MPEG-4 from the File Format pop-up menu.

    The MPEG-4 Encoder pane opens, displaying mp4 in the File Extension field, and the default Video pane.

    Figure. Video tab of the MPEG-4 Part 2 Encoder pane.
  2. Adjust the MPEG-4 video settings using the available controls.

    Note: Make sure the Video Enabled checkbox is selected.

    See Video Pane for details about MPEG-4 Part 2 video settings.

    If you don’t want to edit any other attributes, your MPEG-4 setting can be assigned to any source media file in the usual way. See Preparing Compressor for Transcoding with Custom Settings for more information. Otherwise, go to the next stage to edit MPEG-4 audio settings.

Stage 2: Customizing MPEG-4 Audio Settings

You adjust the MPEG-4 audio settings in the Audio pane.

To open the Audio pane and adjust the MPEG-4 audio settings
  1. Click the Audio button to open the Audio pane.

    Figure. Audio tab of the MPEG-4 Part 2 Encoder pane.
  2. Adjust the MPEG-4 audio settings using the available controls.

    Note: Make sure that the Audio Enabled checkbox is selected.

    See Audio Pane for details about MPEG-4 Part 2 audio settings.

    If you don’t want to edit any other attributes, your MPEG-4 setting can be assigned to any source media file in the usual way. See Preparing Compressor for Transcoding with Custom Settings for more information. Otherwise, go to the next stage to edit streaming settings.

Stage 3: Editing MPEG-4 Streaming Settings

You edit MPEG-4 streaming settings in the Streaming pane.

To open the Streaming pane and edit the streaming settings
  1. Click the Streaming button to open the Streaming pane.

    Figure. Streaming tab of the MPEG-4 Part 2 Encoder pane.
  2. Select the “QuickTime Streaming Server Compatibility (pre v4.1)” checkbox if your intended distribution method is via a QuickTime Streaming Server earlier than version 4.1.

  3. Enter new numbers into the Size and Duration fields for Packet Maximum, and make sure that the “Streaming hints enabled” checkbox is selected.

  4. See Streaming Pane for details about MPEG-4 Part 2 streaming settings.