I'm a new user of Premiere Pro. I installed it on my computer wich runs on Windows 7.
The problem is that when I want to export my project, I want to have it in .mov, so I choose Quicktime, but the H264 video codec won't appear in the list and if I choose another video codec, VLC cannot play the video. I read somewhere that the absence of the H264 codec is due to the fact that Adobe Media Encoder is not installed. And I can't install it because I would have to upgrade to windows 10 (which would be too complicated for me).
Anyway I was wondering if there is a way to find an old version of Adobe Media Encoder for Windows 7, and if not, how I could export my project in .mov without it.
My english is not perfect but I hope I have explained the problem clearly.
Thanks a lot for your help, I'm kinda lost.
Yes, thanks, I'm aware of that.
Could you think of another way to export my project in .mov without Media Encoder ?
Is there any way you can use H.264 in an .mp4 wrapper instead of a .mov wrapper?
I'm on a Mac and even here, H.264 in a .mov wrapper is not an option. I have to choose H.264 and Pr creates an .mp4 file.
Thanks Jeff for your response.
I wish to have the best quality possible without having a super-heavy file (like I would have using AVI) and I was told that MOV was the best option. Like I said I'm new to all this, but I have the impression that my video would get better quality with MOV rather than MP4. But maybe I'm wrong ?
One of the most important lessons a video editor can learn is the difference between a codec and a file format.
Thanks a lot for this explanation, it seems clearer now.
So, just to be sure, H.264 in an .mp4 wrapper would be likely the same as a H.264 in a .mov wrapper in terms of quality, it would just be played by different players ?
I'm sorry if I insist, my english is not perfect and I want to be sure I understant what you wrote.
H.264 in an .mp4 wrapper would be likely the same as a H.264 in a .mov wrapper in terms of quality, it would just be played by different players ?
That is exactly correct. 😀👍🏻
PS - Mon Francais est plus mal que ton Anglais.
Ahah, nice !
One last question : does the same logic apply concerning audio ? I mean, would it be different in terms of quality if I choose an MP4 wrapper over a MOV wrapper ?
The same logic applies to audio as well.
thanks a lot for your help Jeff.
Bonne journée ! 😉