Welcome to the forum.
What are the full specs. of the WMV from Expressions?
What is the Project Preset that you choose at New Project?
Those two should match 100%
What are the settings that you chose when you went to Export/Share?
All of those things need to be taken into account.
Good luck, and let us know a bit more,
Hi Bill,I think the problem must be in the project settings when I open a new project because I can play full screen after the Expression video is encoded to WMV. What should the new project setting be? I'm only looking to post this video online and be able to watch it on a computer using Windows Media Player not Flash.Thanks for your help!
The Project Preset chosen should match the source footage 100%. This is regardless of the intended output. That can then be chosen/adjusted with Export/Share.
PrE 9 has added a little feature, where the program will help you get the best Preset for the source footage. I'd give you the steps for that, but fear that I'd tell you how to do it in PrPro CS5, and be wrong for PrE 9. Others will be able to give you the exact steps, if you have PrE 9. Otherwise, it's basically get the full specs. of the source files, write them down, and then find a Preset that matches those specs. One can get the specs. in several ways:
Properties in either Windows Media Player, or from Apple's QuickTime Pro (Ctrl+J there)
Good luck, and happy editing,
Thanks, Bill. This is starting to make more sense but after looking at my source file and the new project presets, I still can't figure out which project preset is the best fit. I've encoded the source file two different ways. They're both below. If you have any clues as to what project preset would work, I would really appreciate it. Thank you for all of your help!
Format : Windows Media File size : 513 KiB Duration : 23s 142ms Overall bit rate mode : Constant Overall bit rate : 182 Kbps Maximum Overall bit rate : 30.2 Mbps Encoded date : UTC 2011-01-24 14:30:37.602
ID : 2 Format : MTS2 Codec ID : MTS2 Duration : 23s 133ms Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 30.0 Mbps Width : 1 024 pixels Height : 768 pixels Display aspect ratio : 4:3 Frame rate : 15.000 fps Bit depth : 8 bits Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.543 Stream size : 82.7 MiB Language : English (US)
Format : Windows Media File size : 8.75 MiB Duration : 1mn 52s Overall bit rate mode : Constant Overall bit rate : 654 Kbps Maximum Overall bit rate : 30.2 Mbps Encoded date : UTC 2011-01-19 20:16:17.118
ID : 2 Format : MTS2 Codec ID : MTS2 Duration : 1mn 52s Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 30.0 Mbps Width : 1 024 pixels Height : 768 pixels Display aspect ratio : 4:3 Frame rate : 15.000 fps Bit depth : 8 bits Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 2.543 Stream size : 401 MiB Language : English (US) NumberOfFrames : 1681