This is kind of a follow-up thread from my last one about having a windowboxing issue on my rendered footage as WMV.
Thanks to all the help I've got I've figured out that the answer is to render as AVI, square pixel res (768x576) and stretch to fill output size.
That looks fine on a DV-AVI render however I want the file to be downloadable and manageable for the viewer, and decent to put on youtube.
So I need to compress it. I've no idea about this sort of thing so please could I have some advice?
Here is a screenshot of the available options: http://www.plankfilms.com/Parkour/NewVideoHelp/6.JPG
The Intel Indeo (lowest 2 on the list), PAL DV, H.261 and H.263 ones say they don't support the video settings when I try to render with them.
Cinepak by Radius works ok but I need to have the quality scaled really high to avoid pixelation / bad quality and the file size then becomes really big and overall it doesn't seem as efficient as I thought compression should be.
Do I need to download a new one like DivX or something? I'd like this video to work on the average machine without them downloading a codec to watch if possible. Full vid will be about 4 / 5 mins, I'm hoping to have the size under 150 mb and keep the quality as close to the original as possible.
Edit: P.S. I just remembered it was suggested by someone that I render an uncompressed DV-AVI of the full edited video and then convert that separately. If that is a good way to go, how would I do that exactly?