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Joe Riggs July 28th, 2009 11:23 AM

H264 CS4 nightmare

When exporting H264 from CS4 media encoder, the resulting file stutters, and green flickers are present when played on the latest quick time player.

You can read more about this issue at Adobe Forums: Premier CS4 and the Media Encoder,...

Now here is my dilemma, I need to export numerous videos from CS4, that need to be able to play flawlessly on both Mac or PC. I have been exporting my files with animation codec to retain the highest quality, and then bringing it into a third party app to finally convert to H264.

The problem is the animation codec takes forever and blows the file up to a ridiculous size. It's not practical and moreover, it's probably overkill. I I don't mind a quality hit, can anyone recommend another codec or better workflow?

Harm Millaard July 28th, 2009 11:34 AM

Have you considered Flash?

Battle Vaughan July 28th, 2009 02:04 PM

Could this be a quicktime problem? Everytime Apple updates it, something breaks, seems like. Installed 7.6 and it crashed AME altogether, I went back to 7.5 and everything is working (although I have not experimented with the exact problem you mention). / Battle Vaughan / miamiherald.com video team

Gary Brun July 28th, 2009 03:03 PM

Hi Joe.
I a have the Matrox CompressedHD card and it does a grand job of .h264 files and very quickly too. What many havnt realised is that mp4 (.h264) is just a wrapper so you can rename the file with .avi, .mov, .flv exstensions and it will play in those players.
To be honest the Adobe media encoder doesnt do a good job of .h264 in my opinion.

Joe Riggs July 29th, 2009 12:16 AM

Maybe I'll try flash, and I read it could be a quicktime issue.

Jiri Fiala July 29th, 2009 12:38 AM

Why don`t you try to play the result H264 files on another computer? It might be only corrupt QT playback on your machine (probably due to that QT update).

Manuel Lopez July 29th, 2009 02:15 AM

You can to use VLC player, it works fine.

David Merrill July 29th, 2009 04:47 PM

I was doing a test today with MTS files converted to H.264 in CS4. I noticed the same thing. The image wasn't bad but it studdered a lot. I then opened the H.264 file in AVS Media player and then a DivX player and it played fine. So it is a Quicktime problem. At least on a PC.

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