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Hands-On Guide to Windows Media by Joe Follansbee

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CHAPTER 6

Encoding for Windows Media

Now that you’ve recorded and optimized your raw audio and video files, it’s time to get into the meat of streaming media: encoding. You’ll convert the raw files into compressed files specially designed for distribution and playback over the Internet in real time. In this chapter, you will:

•    Revisit your audience evaluation

•    Choose the right codec

•    Encode audio and video with Windows Media Encoder

•    Encode video with Windows Media Encoder

•    Customize a Windows Media Encoder session

•    Learn about Windows Media Encoder utilities

Revisit Your Audience Evaluation

Before you get too far into the mechanics of encoding, you should revisit your audience evaluation in Chapter 2, Streaming Media ...

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