Windows Media Encoder 9- works with Vista Ultimate's Movie Maker?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Joe, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    I want to upload some HD video to Vimeo but my Vista Ultimate Movie Maker's
    publish options seem limited. I've read that I can download Windows Media
    Encoder 9 to add many publishing options. Will it work OK with Vista's Movie

    I want to upload some 720p videos to Vimeo- so, if I do download Windows
    Media Encoder 9, what options should I use?

    Joe, Oct 17, 2008
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  2. Windows media encoder comes in 32 and 64 bit versions for Vista. Once
    you've installed it, you'll need to do windows update because of a
    security vulnerability identified and patched last month.

    It doesn't offer any practical editing functionality, so you'd still
    need a video editor such as MM or Premiere to edit the content, and
    save to a pretty high bitrate format (WMV is fine but MM only goes up
    to about DVD resolution AFAIK)

    WME is basically there to compress the video while retaining decent
    quality for the upload process. You could probably reduce the size to
    about 1/4 of your HD resolution in WME, which would be suitable for
    upload to Vimeo without pushing a massive file up.

    Having said that, if you're going to get it resized and compressed
    anyway, most video editing tools offer WMV compression as well as a
    range of other file types, without having to do a 2-step process.

    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Oct 17, 2008
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