h264 obsolete or oversight????
You don't support exporting the h.264 codec any more??? Are you kidding me? I updated my software in the middle of a project (like an idiot) and now I have to use a second program to export my final assets to the desired masters. dv25 and dv50 are going to be the future I see???? What's going on down there?
more info on changes to File Format support related to the deprecation of Quicktime 7 era codecs can be found here:
As per the suggestion in the comments, H.264 as a codec is absolutely still supported as .mp4
"The end of 32 bit QuickTime support is a directive from Apple, not Adobe."
I have clients that still ask for DVD. I tell them no. (Politely, of course.)
New Day Media commented
Yes, I agree that moving away from outdated formats is a necessary evolution, but it is super frustrating for those of us who deliver to various television stations and networks that still require QT h.264 formats. I have to keep one computer "out-of-date" just so that I can keep a version of Media Encoder that still supports these formats.
Avinash Lobo commented
I think it's fair that a movement needs to be made to discard obsolete formats and focus on newer, better performing formats. QT H.264 has been obsolete for a fair number of years now, and there isn't any compelling reason for Adobe to support it any longer.
Like the movement away from DVD support, there will be some pain for a few users, but overall, it's a desirable move so that Premiere isn't weighed down by legacy crud, and can focus its development resources on more relevant stuff.
Bruno Loureiro commented
Clients ask for Quicktime H.264, it's not a choice, we NEED Quicktime H.264 to do our work. MP4 could be way better, but that's not the question here, we have to deliver QT H.264 if the clients ask for it, and many do.
H.264 is still available, just not in the buggy and outdated QuickTime format, but the preferable and more ubiquitous MP4 format.