To export a file using Adobe Media Encoder, select a format in the Export Settings dialog box for the output. The selected format determines the Preset options that are available. Select the format best suited for your output goal.
Adobe Media Encoder is used both as a standalone application and as a component of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Flash Professional. The formats that Adobe Media Encoder can export depend on which of these applications are installed.
Some filename extensions—such as MOV, AVI, and MXF —denote container file formats rather than denoting a specific audio, video, or image data format. Container files can contain data encoded using various compression and encoding schemes. Adobe Media Encoder can encode video and audio data for these container files, depending on which codecs (specifically, encoders) are installed. Many codecs must be installed into the operating system and work as a component inside the QuickTime or Video for Windows formats.
Depending on other software applications that you have installed, the following options may be available: