About Elementary, Transport, and Program Streams

There are three common MPEG-2 stream types that are used to deliver MPEG-2 encoded video.

By default, the Compressor MPEG-2 encoder creates elementary MPEG-2 steams. You can configure the MPEG-2 encoder to create transport or program streams and choose whether they should include audio in the Extras tab. See Extras Tab for more information.

Note: All the Stream Usage settings except Generic output elementary streams. If you select any of the other Stream Usage settings and then configure the output to be either a transport or program stream, the Stream Usage changes to Generic. See Stream Usage for more information.