MP4, 1280 x 720 resolution
Filesizes range from 80MB - 150MB, general length isn't more than 4 mins per file.
Here's a direct upload to give you an idea of what I'm working with: Eienhikaru (Ibuki) vs TimeAppl3 (Zangief) 08/14/2011 Player Match - YouTube
Target resolution 720 x 480 or higher, something YT friendly, doesn't need to be HD
Attempted H.264 encoding
Filesize insanely huge, the sample of what I want to create ended up being 2.8 GB, big file goes in, even bigger file comes out.
Video appeared grainy and blocky
Video appears jerky with frames that occurred earlier in the project.
Attempted AVI encoding
Filesize acceptable, big file goes in, smaller file comes out.
Video appeared blocky and would have a great deal of artifacting, overall quality was atrocious.
Video appears grainy and blocky, and video appears jerky with frames that occurred earlier in the project.
All earlier attempts were deleted, but as time has marched on and I can't get a good finished product I've uploaded the most recent result for comparison:
faultyencode.wmv - YouTube
I feel like I'm missing something large because with the varied attempts and similar results I feel like this should be "obvious," but I can't seem to think around it.
Thanks in advance!