O.K., let’s put some of th


O.K., let’s put some of these claims to the test. πŸ˜‰ I’m having trouble getting any decent quality for a documentary I’m trying to produce, and would like some advice. I’m going with my existing capturing technology as explained in my other thread elsewhere on this forum. For purposes of the below videos, I caputured some footage in AVI DVD Quality, and compressed in MPEG-4 in the case of the first two tests. Upon playback on my pc, the finished MPEG-4 file looked fine.

To recap, users on this forum are suggesting:
a) Render your video in MPEG-4 320×240 as per YouTube’s instructions – what birdcat advised.
b) Encode your video to .FLV before uploading.
c) Render your video in WMV streaming format.

Video 1 – I uploaded my clean MPEG-4 320×240 to YouTube. The picture quality I received back was unacceptable – blurred faces and checkerboard background. See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsR7iHGA9HI

Video 2 – Same process, but at 640×480. Actually, slightly better picture, but still unacceptable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQsXaYLieE0 That also seems to kill the 320×240 theory.

Video 3 – We try encoding in .FLV . But I had to go with an AVI rendered file because my FLV encoder did not recognize the MPEG-4 file. Still very poor quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSNI08NJXbA

Video 4 – FLV again, but first render in streaming format WMV. No change in quality either. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isZvNADO-pg

Oh, yes, and I read that article as well – utilized 2000 bps data rate whenever possible and non-interlaced.

What options do I have left??

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