Best output format for Final Cut Pro to maximize compatibility

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BluePotato, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. BluePotato macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2011
    When I exported a project with the default settings, Quicktime player was the only software on a mac or PC that would play both the audio and video of my file. VLC didn't work, neither did mplayerx.

    I'd like to export directly from Final Cut Pro into a format that would be playable on the most media players without having to ask people to install additional codecs onto their computers.

    What would be the ideal format? Thanks.
  2. BluePotato thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2011
    I'm answering my own question here. Instead of doing the default export (Command-E), I went to the menu and did export to media center. This produced a smaller MP4 file that played in all of my media players in both my Windows and Mac machines.

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