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JPEG is lossy, moreso I suspect, that H.264 might prove to be in spite of the different approach to compression. If I were to need a solution to which you’re referring, I suspect I’d make do with the overall benefits of H.264 and its (as you agree and stated) universality.
Though Ning was used as a reference regarding Flash preview, there are certainly other available programs offering similar Flash conversion that might make this a go to solution for you – popular and fairly universal as well, playback wise.