Adobe Media Encoder is the hub for encoding media from Adobe media applications. There is one point of confusion for our customers, however, and that is that there are varying forms of Adobe Media Encoder, depending on which application or suite you have installed.
The codecs that are found in Adobe Media Encoder depend on which version of Creative Suite or standalone program that is installed. So, while a codec might be installed in one version of Adobe Media Encoder, it might not be found in another. This has a lot to do with licensing fees that are paid to creators of certain codecs. So, how do you find out which codecs are installed in your version of Adobe Media Encoder?
Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5, and later enables the following import and export formats when installed by any Adobe CS5.5, and later application or suite.
Video: AVI, DV, FLV, F4V, Animated GIF (Windows Only), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MXF, MXF OP1a (CS5.0.2 and later), QuickTime, WMV, P2/AVC Intra, RED RAW (R3D), Video for Windows (AVI, WAV; on Mac OS, requires QuickTime player), Windows Media (WMV, Windows only)
Still-image: Photoshop (PSD), Bitmap, Cineon/DPX (CIN, DPX), GIF, Icon File (ICO), JPEG, PICT, PNG, Targa, TIFF. Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 can also import files of any still-image format as a sequence.
Audio: Advanced Audio Coding (AAC, M4A), AIFF, ASND (Soundbooth Format), QuickTime, MP3, AVI, WAV (on Mac OS, requires QuickTime Player), WMA (Windows only), WAV
Video: H.264, FLV, F4V
If you have Master Collection, Production Premium, Premiere Pro, or After Effects installed, these additional import and export formats are enabled.
Video: DV100, DV50, MPEG4 part 2, XDCAM HD, JPEG 2000, MJPEG, MPEG2, Uncompressed AVI, VC1
Video/Image: MPEG-2, MPEG-2 DVD, MPEG-2 Blu-ray, MPEG-4, P2 (MXF), MXF OP1A (Adobe Media Encoder CS5.0.2), QuickTime movie (MOV; requires QuickTime), Windows Media (WMV; Windows only), Video for Windows (AVI; Windows only)
Still-image: Bitmap (BMP; Windows only), DPX, GIF (Windows only), JPEG, PNG, Targa (TGA), TIFF (TIF)
Audio: AIFF, MP3, Waveform (WAV), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), AC3 Dolby audio (except After Effects standalone version)
For more information about supported import file formats, see this page in Adobe Media Encoder Help. For more information about supported export file formats, see this page in Adobe Media Encoder Help.
Now when you encode media using Adobe Media Encoder you’ll know exactly the codecs you should expect to see.Share on Facebook