3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2013 6:35 AM by Todd_Kopriva

    H264 Export missing in AECC?


      Just upgraded from CS6 to CC and now the H264 option on export is missing in the dialogue.  I already ran the cleaner and re-installed. It does appear in the Premiere Pro CC list though so I know it's on the machine.


      Any idea what to do?

        • 1. Re: H264 Export missing in AECC?
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          Use Adobe Media Encoder.  It does a better job of it, anyway.

          • 2. Re: H264 Export missing in AECC?
            Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You didn't do a very good search. Several threads in this forum report that the option to restore this option to the render cue is in the preferences and as Dave says the AME will do a better job. You cannot get what could be called professional results rendering h.264 from the render cue because it is not possible to do multipass rendering there. That is why h.264 options were deprecated.

            • 3. Re: H264 Export missing in AECC?
              Todd_Kopriva Level 8

              from "what's new and changed in After Effects CC (12.0)":


              • removed H.264, MPEG-2, and WMV formats from the default state of the After Effects render queue:  In general, you should use Adobe Media Encoder to create output in  these formats that have been deprecated from the After Effects render  queue. If you need to be able to export these formats directly from  After Effects, you can re-enable them by setting the preference Show  Deprecated Formats In Output Module Settings in the Output preferences  category.
              • commands for sending composition to Adobe Media Encoder (AME) encoding queue:  There are two new menu commands and a keyboard shortcut for sending the  active composition or compositions selected in the Project panel to the  Adobe Media Encoder encoding queue: Composition > Add To Adobe Media  Encoder Queue, File > Export > Add To Adobe Media Encoder Queue,  Ctrl+Alt+M (Windows), and Command+Option+M (Mac OS). While exploring  Adobe Media Encoder, be sure to check out the new DNxHD import and  export features, as well as the Match Source new features for  automatically matching output settings to those of the source item.