Change the encoding bit rate; that is the primary determinant of file size.
I am not sure if you are, or are not, able to export a wmv fromyour Mac but ... if you install Flip4Mac you will be able to.
I'm running into the same problems with trying to export to wmv. My employer uses a stripped down Windows Media Player 9. I swear it can barely play
I have an iMac, 2.93 Ghz i7 with 8GB memory and dual hard drives. I'm new to this machine and new to using CS5, but new to very basic editing. I was surprised to see that the Mac CS5 doesn't support export to wmv. I will look at Flip4Mac, as was suggested above.
Are there any other ways to make this transition easier? I have saved 4 simple movies in MPEG2 format and this lousy Media Player cannot even open them. I am not sure that our IT department will help on their end so any suggestions to help will be appreciated.
What I ended up doing was loading the MPEG2 files onto our brand spanking new Windows 7 machine at work. I should clarify that I had them buy the Win version of CS5 as well. I was able to load the files into a new composition and save them straight up as WMV.
Thanks for the help!
Sheesh....if we knew that you had that kind of budget to fix the issue...thats what we would have sugges
ted to you.
Allow me a moment of off topic indulgence and I'll explain...
I have been doing video editing for work, but on my older Dell with Production Premium CS4. I had been using Pinnacle 12 or something like that and was given the lead by some of the folks in the industry to try using Adobe products to get a more professional look.
Meantime, work has decided that I should really do this work in-house to avoid working from home as often. I shot for the moon with my computer and software request, and they said yes. So work has an i3 PC, Windows 7 Professional, dual HD's and Production Premium CS5.
I almost ordered myself a duplicate PC to that of work, since my Dell was 6 years old and sorely needing upgraded. Many of my video pro friends indicated to me that Mac was really the way to go, and still recommended Adobe over whatever Apple has, Studio Pro or something like that.
So I spec'ed out an iMac, felt uneasy making the switch until I discovered Parallels. I ordered the iMac and Parallels and I have both platforms to play with. But of course, silly me, I can't run CS4 in Parallels. I find out that Adobe will let me upgrade across platforms for the same price. Feeling another dive into the bank account, I ordered CS5 for Mac to take advantage of the enhancements that make it purr on this system.
There you have it. First time running CS5 on the Mac last night and I was astounded that I couldn't save as WMV. It was dumb luck that I got away with taking the finished video to work and figuring out that I could use that machine to get the WMV from my MPEG2's.
If work bought me the stuff I need, why dive in hard at home with the system? Never know what kind of "business" you can drum up, plus I can take some free time and learn more about the Production Premium package.
Thanks for letting me go on a moment, but I'm still curious why the Mac version doesn't export WMV straight out of the box.
MAC will do anything to keep it self proprietary!
It is digging it self a huge hole and its guys like you that are realising it... and coming over to the bright side.