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For the longest time, H.264 has been the best option for what you’re trying to achieve. It’s fairly small files that maintain a fairly good quality. Recently H.264 has been surpassed by a new standard, H.265, which is good but has a few issues. It’s the same quality as H.264, but it’s half the size, however not all software supports it internally, and you’d need to use an external program like Handbrake. Additionally, not all software will support playback, but it may work for you.