You use the Streaming pane to set hints for your output file, as well as set the maximum
packet size and packet duration limits of the MPEG-4 Part 2 output file. You can also set
your output media file to work with an older version of QuickTime Streaming Server
(version 4.1 or earlier).
The Streaming pane contains the following controls.
• Streaming hints enabled checkbox: Make sure that this checkbox is selected if you want
the MPEG-4 Part 2 output format streaming settings to be applied.
• QuickTime Streaming Server Compatibility (pre 4.1) checkbox: Select this checkbox if you
want your output media file to work with an older QuickTime Streaming Server (version
4.1 or earlier). You don’t need to select this checkbox if you are using a newer version
of QuickTime, because any streaming compatibility issues are automatically resolved.
• Packet Maximum Size field: Enter a number to specify the largest file size allowable (in
bytes) for a streaming packet in your output media file. The packet size you choose
should be no larger than the largest packet used on any network between the streaming
server and the viewer.
• Packet Maximum Duration field: Enter a number to specify the longest duration allowable
(in milliseconds) for a streaming packet in your output media file. The duration affects
MPEG-4 Part 2 audio only. It limits the maximum amount of audio (in milliseconds) in
any packet, which limits the audio dropout created by the loss of a packet.
Creating MPEG-4 Output Files