Compressor 4 - MPEG-2 Encoder Pane Basic Settings

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MPEG-2 Encoder Pane Basic Settings

The MPEG-2 pane opens with the default Video Format tab on top and contains the
following items.

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

Stream Usage

for more


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.