The 'Unofficial' iMovie FAQ

Exporting MPEG-1

Last edited: 29 December, 2004
Author: Daniel Slagle

MPEG-1 - Background

MPEG-1 is an ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization/ International Electrotechnical Commission) standard for medium quality and medium bit rate video and audio compression. VCD's are MPEG-1 and MPEG-1 has been around for quite some time.




There are probably a good 20-30 programs you could use to make MPEG's. I am going to show you two (2):

One of the cheapest and all around good programs to have in the " video tool box" is MPEG2works.

The Second program is Apple's Compressor that comes standard with DVD Studio Pro and Final Cut Pro.

Using MPEG2Works

  1. Download MPEG2Works
  2. Adjust your bit rate, movie size, check de-interlace if showing on the web
    export mpeg export imovie
  3. Click MPEG1 for the video format your are using (NTSC in the US - PAL in Europe)
  4. Join (Multiplex) the audio(mp2) and video(m1v) together
    export mpeg2 exporting imovie

Using Compressor

  1. Buy DVD Studio Pro or Final Cut Pro.
  2. Set up a quick pick preset called 'Web' similar to this
    compressor imovie exporting
  3. Export!

Related Pages:

Ripping DVD and using MPEG's
Compression format comparison

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