Hey! Win98SE is still useful and it's paid for. Too many older programs won't run under Win2K or XP, programs I still use. Plus I don't have to get permission from mother microsloth every time I transfer my drives to a better mobo.
OP - Re: MPEG4... be careful. Not too many players for that out there, so compatibility with your intended audience may be a problem. If you intend to use the QT6 mov container for mpeg4 video, be sure to compress with the 'simple' profile, otherwise QT will barf. Nero's MPEG4 compression is pretty good, if set to the QT compatible simple profile. Their Showtime player works ok with their own output.
WM9 compression for WMV, WMP works very well. Codecs are available for MP6, and up.
It would be so nice if ther was just one universal format for good video, but it's not likely to happen.
Fav quote - "Experience is whatcha don't get 'till ya don't need it no more."
System - Athlon 1.4GHz, Win98, Hauppauge PVR250 receiver and compressor.
Software -Magix Movie Edit Pro 10, Nero 6 + NeroVision Express, Moho 4.61, PSP 8.1, Bryce, Quicktime 6.52 pro, Goldwave 5, DVD-Lab.
Cameras - Panasonic GS9, Canon ES8400V, Canon EOS D20 and Canon A70