How to: Encode content for mobile using Expression Pro

November 8, 2010 0

Encoding on-demand video content for use on mobile devices using Microsoft Expression Encoder Pro


This tutorial requires the use of Microsoft Expression Pro
This can be obtained from here: Download Microsoft Expression Pro and costs $199USD.



Step 1 – Open Expression Pro and select "Transcoding Project".

Step 2 – On the bottom left select "Import" and select the video you would like to encode.


 Step 3 – Browse and select the file you wish to use.


Step 4 – Under "Encode" on the right select output format "MP4".

Step 5 – Select "H.264 Baseline" video and "AAC-LC" audio. 

Optimal mobile settings are as follows:

  • Frame rate: 25 
  • Size mode: Custom 
  • Width: 480
  • Height: 268
  • Audio –
  • Bitrate: 32 or 64kbps


Step 6 – Select the "Output" tab and select your Job Output directory, this is where your encoded file will be placed.

Step 7 – Press "Encode" to start encoding. 



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