MPEG-2 Encoder Pane Basic Settings
The MPEG-2 pane opens with the default Video Format tab on top and contains the
• Extension field: Displays the MPEG-2 file extension (.m2v) automatically after the MPEG-2
output format is chosen from the File Format pop-up menu.
• Allow Job Segmenting: This checkbox allows you to turn off job segmenting. It is relevant
only if you are using Compressor with distributed processing and with multi-pass
encoding. For more information, see
Job Segmenting and Two-Pass or Multi-Pass
• Stream Usage: This pop-up menu allows you to choose how you intend to use the
MPEG-2 stream. Compressor modifies the options available and bit rate ranges based
on the usage you choose with this pop-up menu. See
• Video Format, Quality, GOP, and Extras: These buttons open the Video Format, Quality,
GOP, and Extras tabs. Their settings are explained in the following sections.