2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2009 8:29 AM by the_wine_snob

    Presets H264 1080i or MPEG2 1080i


      I am currently working on HD projects to burn on Blu-ray discs.


      The presets are H264 1080i or MPEG2 1080i.


      Which do I use and what is the difference?

        • 1. Re: Presets H264 1080i or MPEG2 1080i
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Are you talking about project presets or output presets? And what kind of camcorder is your source files coming from and what do you plan to do with the video once you output it?

          • 2. Re: Presets H264 1080i or MPEG2 1080i
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            The difference is in the exact CODEC used to Export these two file types. Many feel that the MPEG compression yields slightly higher quality, at the expense of less Duration on a BD. Others find little difference in the quality (depending on just whose H.264 CODEC is used), and like to be able to get more Duration via the H.264. Both are approved for BD use.


            As for whose H.264 CODEC to use, most people feel that either Lead, or MainConcept's are better than Apple's, but in the end, it comes down to personal choice and budget.


            Good luck,