I'm having trouble encoding a video at a decent bitrate, and more importantly making it start instantly using the h.264 codec with Adobe Media Encoder CS4
unfortunately I can't share the video publicly so I'll try and describe the situation the best I can
The original file is a 1 minute motion graphics video with lots of animation and color. encoded with Apple Animation Codec Not the easiest video to encode for the web.
On one hand I have the video encoded with Adobe Media Encoder CS4.
- encoding to h264 using .mp4 container. MainConcept Codec obviously
- 400kbs CBR give a 570kbs file (according to Quicktime)
- High profile level 3.0 to 3.2
- 270*480 pixels.
- comes out a 6.9 MB
On the other hand I uploaded the video to youtube, and after downloading the mp4 it gave me
- 570 Kbs bitrate (according to QuickTime)
- 4.4 Mb file
and more importantly : the AME encoded file starts playing when 69% is preloaded. the Youtube encoded video starts at less than 1%
I've fiddled with every option I can find andd I haven't found any option that can make my file start playback instantly, and having Youtube encode all my files isn't really a viable option.
All ideas are welcome