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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2: Visual Quickstart Guide by Jan Ozer

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Encoding with Windows Media Encoder

When you produce Windows Media Video files professionally, Microsoft's Windows Media Encoder (WME) is the top of the mountain. Though most video editors can produce WMV files competently, no other program provides as much flexibility and control over the encoding parameters applied to a particular clip. It's also the least-expensive alternative for producing real-time streams for live events like concerts and sporting events.

My goals are a bit less ambitious; here, I encode a file in Windows Media Video version 7 format so I can post it to a Web site and be certain that viewers running Mac OS 8.1 or 9 can view the file. It's a two-step process: one step to set the basic encoding parameters, and the next to ...

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