3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2009 3:22 PM by the_wine_snob

    Premiere 4 creating windows media player file- setting?

    Susanraegolf Level 1

      Have vista home premium pro, and save as a windows media but it played very grainy when I made it fit the full screen

      Under Advanced Settings, what should I change to?

      Frame size and frame rate?

      to what?

      its on 320X240 and frame rate at 30

       

      THANKS!

        • 1. Re: Premiere 4 creating windows media player file- setting?
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          How are you planning on delivering the file? Does file size make any difference?

           

          The three determining factors will be:

           

          Frame Size

          Bit-rate

          CODEC chosen

           

          With the WMV file type, if file size is not the issue, I'd look at the Advanced Settings and go with 640x320, the LAN (Local Area Network), which will effectively set the bit-rate high and Windows Media Video 9 CODEC.

           

          The file size will increase, but you'll be getting near full-screen size and better quality. You could even bump up the Frame Size, but remember that those with small monitors might have issues, and have to reset their players.

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Premiere 4 creating windows media player file- setting?
            Susanraegolf Level 1

            I will be burning the file to a DVD so our different branches can watch them on a tv or laptop.

            I have a large screen proejctor at my site so the end reuslt will be about 3x4 feet.

            I know it cant be perfectly clear on the big one, but the branches with just a laptop or tv should be fairly clear right?

            I will try the settings you reccomended.... unless my above answer thinks I should have different settings than what you already told me!

            THANKS

            • 3. Re: Premiere 4 creating windows media player file- setting?
              the_wine_snob Level 9
              I will be burning the file to a DVD so our different branches can watch them on a tv or laptop.

              OK, this brings up a few more questions. With regards to the playing on a TV set, will this disc be placed into a DVD set-top player? If so, you want to create a DVD-Video. This is something that PrE can do. It can do light authoring, if necessary, by adding navigational Menus, or can burn an Auto Play DVD-Video. You will NOT use an Export/Share to .WMV for this. Some devices, like maybe Playstations, can possibly work from a .WMV, but set-top players cannot.

               

              Next, a DVD-Data, with the .WMV can be played on a computer, but a DVD-Video can also, and one would just need a DVD software player progarm.

               

              The DVD-Data with the .WMV would work for the computers only, and the DVD-Video would work with both, so long as the computers have a DVD software player.

               

              I have a large screen proejctor at my site so the end reuslt will be about 3x4 feet.

               

              If you are going to feed the projector from a computer, say a laptop, I'd Export/Share to a DV-AVI file and just feed that to the projector. The quality will be highest. In playing from a computer, you could use a DVD-Data disk, but would be better to play from the computer's HDD, rather than from a DVD-Data disc in a DVD drive, as the speed of data transfer will be better. One consideration for playing from a computer to a projector is whether you'll do it from the computer that you are editing on, or whether you'll need to transport the AV material to another location. If you will transport, then there are two considerations: a DVD-Data disc can transport the more highly compressed .WMV, though total size will need to be considered. The DV-AVI file will still give the best results, but the file will be larger. I'd think about transporting on an external HDD and hooking that up to the remote computer. Now, if the feed is from a DVD set-top player, you're going to want the DVD-Video, just as above.

               

              I know that is a lot of material to consider, but I'd hate for you to distribute DVD-Data discs. with .WMV's and get the call that no one can play it on the conference room's DVD player, hooked up to the TV. Or, have you arrive at the location of the projector, only to find that you have either the wrong type of media, or have not gotten the best possible results. Your Project might need, or at least benefit from different distribution media for different uses.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt