Choosing an Output Format

Selecting the relevant playback platform (Apple Devices, DVD, web, CD, and kiosk) is the first choice you need to make before you compress a source media file into a different output format. Once you have decided on the platform, you can choose the appropriate output format for that platform.

Choosing an output format is the first decision you need to make once you’ve decided to transcode a source media file. You choose an output format based on the intended playback method for the audience. Whatever the digital video format of your source media file, you can transcode it using one of the many encoders supplied with Compressor.

Compressor gives you access to the following industry-standard formats, all of which have their own particular attributes. (They are presented here in alphabetical order.)