Adobe has removed the H264 MOV encoding option. Unfortunately our clients still require this format. One is a large multinational bank. Others include Playback Operators at large National Sales meetings.
Adobe, you say you removed it because Apple doesn't support it. But we think that polling the users if it was needed would be far more important. Just like you have DVD encoding, and tons of other weird and little used formats, I can't for the life of me understand why you removed this much more popular format. We are paying for subscriptions and you just lengthened our work process. NOW, we must export a high res file and re-encode it in QuickTime OR load the last version.
Does anyone else have this issue besides the corporate editors we know in Chicagoland?
PLEASE return the option to encode in H264 MOV format.
Are you on windows or on Mac?
Adobe uses h.264 in a .mp4 wrapper. One thing you can try is just to rename the .mp4 extension to .mov and see if that works, as is often does.
I you need h.264 in a .mov wrapper you could install an older version of Media Encoder, but the quality of the MOV h.264 was never great.
Yes, change the filename extension from .mp4 to .mov.
QuickTime will handle it just fine (for as long as it's still around to do it).
As to why Adobe removed it, they had to. Apple deprecated QuickTime in favor of AV Foundation Frameworks (which is Mac only) back in 2013. It's amazing that we can still do as much with QuickTime as it is (even if it doesn't seem like it).
Actually the thing is that you cant export dual stereo channels without using Quicktime. you have to go for mono instead stereo pairs