Adobe Encore supports the following file formats. File formats that you can import without transcoding are listed in the Transcoding section, below.
Adobe Encore CS3 supports the following video file formats:
- QuickTime (.mov)
- MPEG-2 Video (elementary and program streams: .mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .mpv, .m2v, .m2s, .m2p, .m2t)
Note: m2t files do not appear in Explorer or in the Finder unless you select All Files from the Files of Type menu (Windows) or the Enable menu (Mac OS).
- MPEG-4 Video (elementary and program streams: .mp4, .m4v)
Note: Encore only supports MPEG-4 video files encoded with the H.264 codec.
Note: Though some VOB files may import, they are not supported.
Adobe Encore CS3 supports the following audio file formats:
- AC3 (Dolby Digital, but not Dolby Digital Plus, or Dolby TrueHD)
- AIFF (.aiff, .aif, but not AIFF-C)
- DTS (.dts, .cpt, but not DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS-ES Matrix, or DTS-HD)
Note: DTS file format is supported, but you can't preview these files unless the system has a DTS decoder on it. DTS files will, however, burn successfully to, and play from, DVD or Blu-ray.
- Elementary MPEG audio, layer II, constant bit rate (.mpa, .m2a, .mp2)
- MP3 (.mp3)
Note: MP3 files will be transcoded.
- PCM in the form of WAV files
Note: Only mono/stereo, 48 kHz, 16 bps (bits per sample) PCM WAV files are supported for DVD and 192 kHz, 24 bps files for Blu-ray. Regular WAV files can have other bps rates and will be transcoded.
- Files must be 16 bps or less or they will be transcoded.
- Files must be mono or stereo if they are not DVD or Blu-ray legal.
- Variable bit rate MPEG audio is not supported.
- DTS assets cannot be used for audio in a motion menu.
- You cannot combine audio from an AVI file and muxed MPG audio(.mpa) on the same track.
- You cannot combine DTS audio with any other audio format on the same track.
- You cannot combine audio with different channel counts (mono, stereo, surround sound) into the same audio track.
Adobe Encore supports the following graphics file formats for the RBG color space only:
- JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg)
- PSD (Adobe Photoshop format, version 7.0 or later)
- TGA (if Apple QuickTime is installed)
- TIFF (.tif, .tiff)
Import As Menu:
- PSD, EM
Note: Encore CS3 supports Text Scripts, FAB Image Scripts and Image Scripts. These formats all use the TXT file extension.
Encore supports a subset of streams that are legal for DVD and Blu-ray without having to transcode them. If a file doesn't fit into the following set, it will be transcoded:
Note: Since the requirements for many file types are different for DVD and Blu-ray, the current project settings determine whether they will be transcoded or not. For example, a 192 kHZ, 16 bps WAV file will be transcoded in a DVD project, but not in a Blu-ray project.
- AC3 48 kHz (DVD)/192 kHz (Blu-ray), 1/0, 2/0, 2/1, 3/0, 2/2, 3/1, 3/2, LFE, 1+1 dual mono
- AIFF (but not AIFF-C)
- Elementary MPEG audio, layer II, constant bit rate
- Elementary MPEG-2 video
- Elementary MPEG-4 video (H.264 only)
- PCM in the form of WAV files (mono/stereo, 48 kHz/96 kHz/192 kHz, 16/24 bps)
- MPEG-2 program streams that contain DVD or Blu-ray legal streams (that is, MPEG-2 audio/video sent out as one file, also known as muxed or multiplexed)
- MPEG-4 program streams that contain Blu-ray legal streams
Note: AIF, MPEG audio, and PCM/WAV will be transcoded if audio encoding preferences are set to Dolby Digital.
Adobe Encore supports the following export formats:
- DVD discs supported by your DVD Drive: DVD+-R/RW single layer, dual or single sided and DVD+R dual layer
Note: You cannot burn a Blu-ray project to a DVD disc (called BD-9)
- Blu-ray discs supported by your Blu-ray drive (single layer only): DB-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM
- DLT Tape (required by many replication houses)
Note: CD formats are not supported.