When you render your movie it plays fine good quality and speed ok as it should but the size is so big ?
I actually have to re-render it in an other program to get it from 190 mb to 2 mb with same quality.
Why does AE not goes directly in 2MB ?
Excuses for my english...
Yes im a beginner, i just made my first movie (HALF)
You can render to many different formats in AE. Render using the Render Queue, and edit the Output module to change settings.
Read the Help files on the Basics Of Rendering And Exporting.
That said, your workflow is currently a reasonable way to go. AE isn't the best compression tool around, and many users do just what you're doing - render a lossless file from AE, then compress into other formats from a specialised compression tool.