So I'm making movies for Youtube, however the files sizes are GIGANTIC. Starting from 1 Gig, I managed to bring down the video to 250~ MB, which is still a LOT for a Youtube movie. The other movies (which I made with Windows Movie Maker) are around 11 MB or so. I'm just wondering is there any way to compress it without losing too much quality?
>I'm just wondering is there any way to compress it without losing too much quality?
Well for one thing, avoid YouTube.
But seriously, are you wanting to hit their high-res spec or the standard quality?
A good place to start is a H.264 MPEG4 around 640x480, up to 4000kbps, 2-pass VBR. Audio should be AAC and can range anywhere from 128 to 256kbps depending on how important your audio information is. It seems excessive, but it produces a nice file for the high quality YouTube spec.