Creating H.264 for DVD Studio Pro Output Files

Compressor includes the ability to easily create H.264 settings specifically configured for high definition DVD authoring.

High definition DVDs have the option of using HD MPEG-2 encoded files or H.264 encoded files as sources. At DVD data rates, H.264 is generally twice as efficient as MPEG-2. That means you can use a lower H.264 bit rate to get the same quality (and smaller files) as with an MPEG-2 encoder, or higher quality (and similar file sizes) when using the same bit rate for H.264 as you would use for MPEG-2.

Note: For more information on creating files specifically for Blu-ray Disc, see Creating H.264 for Blu-ray Disc.