Good day, people.
Need help setting up AE to output .AVI with customized audio format, in my case it should be .mp3, but I would accept anything but the default uncompressed audio. (audio Output Format button is disabled when Video for Windows is selected)
Of course I can output as-is and use external tools to repack audio data, but it seems awkward. If AE can output MP3-only audio, why wouldn't it output AVI with MP3. Probably I just don't know the right set of options, but I googled to find the answer for over a month with no success.
Any hints would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
If AE can output MP3-only audio, why wouldn't it output AVI with MP3.
Because it's a hack?! Even Microsoft does not officially support or endorse such combinations, it just has become common place when DivX and others introduced it, which is a whole different matter. If you get my meaning: On one end there are specs and standards, on the other end programmers that tend to get creative in the wrong ways. Anyway, the behavior you are seeing is correct. AE only supports uncompressed audio for AVI.
Thanks for replying so fast. Too bad for me, I have a strict set of output formats the customer wishes to receive DivX+.mp3.