Wednesday, July 04, 2007

How to encode a film to H264 for VISIONonTV on a PC using Adobe Premiere 6.5 and VLC

Inside Adobe Premiere 6.5

Export timeline - Movie - Settings - General -

File type: change to Microsoft avi (not DV avi)

Then click next

Video - change compressor to none
Frame size - Change to 640 x 480 for 4:3 or 800 x 480 for 16:9
Pixel aspect ratio choice square pixels

Click next till you get to Special processing
Click modify - tick de-interlace (THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!)

You are ready to go now - you can save this configuration so you don't have to do it each time using the save button.

Be warned! This will make a very large avi file about 5x the size of the original.

Next, bring this avi file into videolan (the open source media player - download from

File - Wizard (or Ctrl W)

Check Transcode/Save to file

Click chose - browse to find your AVI file.
Next - Transcode video - pull down select H 264

Bitrate - 2048 kb/s or 1024 for long films

Transcode audio - pull down select mpeg 4 audio

Bitrate - 128 kb/s

Next - Encapsulation format - MP4

Next - Select the file to save to - Choose - browse where to save the file and give it the name you want it be known by.
N.B. Add to the name ".mp4"

Your film will now transcode as an h264 mp4 file format ready to upload.

Upload to

Download azureus vuze from

In vuze, click Publish

Publish new content

Follow the instructions

N.B. Very important: Select tags and put the tag "visionontv"

Then we will migrate your film across to visionontv.