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I don't quite follow. The Adobe Media Encoder/ exporter merely presents an updated version of the functions found in CS2/ AE7 and is nothing more than a different presentation of the functions of the direct FLV exporter. It merely passes through the frames for processing. I would agree that it's a bit inconsistent in terms of UI layout, but there should be no noticable difference in quality. Admittedly I'm not doing much Flash stuff, so i may not have an eye for it, but this sounds surprising. Can you provide examples that illustrate the differences?
Thanks for the reply Mylenium. I really don't want to go into the problems I am having with the encoded files. I am really just trying to understand why there are 2 separate exporters. I have done some more digging and apparently the Flash Exporter (FLV) is a quicktime exporter. Which is the one we would prefer to use. We are having errors with this exporter and sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't work.
We are mainly having difference in encode times and quality loss when using the Adobe Media Encoder. We are exporting projects that use screen shots (which is not what AE is for.) I do notice the difference in time when exporting video projects but I have not taken the time to compare the 2 apples to apples.
Like I said I just want to understand why we are getting errors with the FLV exporter by QT.
I see. The QT issues are probably related to MediaCore, but it's hard to diagnose from remote. The speed differences (if they really are that noticable) would hinge on the amount of buffering required to encode a segment which would be influenced indirectly by your compression settings...
The "About render and export of Flash formats" section of After Effects Help has this note about the QuickTime exporter:
" Important: Some applications install a QuickTime export component for Flash Video that appears as an entry in the File > Export menu for Flash Video (FLV). Adobe recommends that you not use this command, but instead render and export Flash Video files using the Render Queue panel."