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Some aspects to consider regarding a MPEG movie

By Jakob Jelling
Snapjunky.com

MPEG files can contain video as well as audio and there are different compression methods which can be used with it. MPEG files and compression formats can be used in many different situations and there are several ways to read and decompress them as well due to the popularity this format has.

If you are wondering about which format to choose in order to distribute your own movie, MPEG might be a great choice. MPEG is compatible with many software pieces as well as can be read and de-codified with many different devices. Having your movie in MPEG format would allow you to work on it from the moment you capture it to the moment you distribute it.

One of the main advantages of having a video or movie in MPEG is that it would be supported by Adobe Premiere. This way, if you wish to easily edit and then storage and distribute your movie, MPEG format would be a good solution. Adobe Premiere would allow you not only to work on MPEG files but also to compress and decompress any file in this format without loosing much of its quality.

The main compressors used with MPEG files are the ones known as MPEG Layer 3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 although there are some others as well. If you are willing to use a compressor along with Adobe Premiere, MPEG Layer 3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 would be equally good for such purpose since they are all supported by this software. It is important to consider that MPEG Layer 3 is specifically used to compress audio while the other two compression formats are used for video.

Although Adobe Premiere supports MPEG files, it is not recommended that you try to import your movie to this software in such format. If you edit a MPEG video in Adobe Premiere you might loose some of its quality in the process. It is usually recommended to import your movie in other format, work on it in Adobe Premiere and then convert it to MPEG in order to export it.

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