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H.264 will offer the best quality/size ratio, and it's pretty ubiquitous these days. It should work fine in any modern browser.
I appreciate both answers thus far. Very helpful. Holding out for more opinions...
Agree that H.264 is looking best, but not yet sold.
Another vote for H.264.
For posting decent looking approvals for quick download
and cross-platform compatibility, I don't use anything else.
Yea .mp4 (H.264) is really the only other option for cross compatibility and is roughtly the same in file size. You could increase the bitrate a little to make the quality better but you probably already know that.
What is your reasoning for not being fully convinced yet?
Good video, could use a shotgun mic right above the podium for some great audio (just a suggestion)
Let me add to the chorus. h264 is currently the most advanced and near-ubiquitous video format out there today. Virtually every modern media device, operating system, or software knows what to do with h264 files.
It's probably the most flexible too. From ultra-low mobile bitrates to beyond-HD, its level and profile definitions suit just about any target.
But like any format, there's fantastic implementation as well as crappy ones. Most consumer implementations are limited to crummy 4:2:0 color sampling, but the format itself is capable of 4:2:2 as well as 4:4:4. I wouldn't do color grading, 3D CGI, or compositing work with H264. But it's certainly possible. It also has high processing/time requirements for encoding (at least compared to other production grade codecs)
Keep in mind that h264 is really designed as a "delivery codec", meaning it should be the very last encode you do before distributing it on disc, drive, or online.
That said, I recently worked on a project where the client instructed me to download and use the free Lagarith Lossless codec. I was quite impressed with the results.
+1 to all that Navarro said
H.264 without a doubt.
I wish I knew a way to give credit to each answer, as they seem to build on each other. If I have failed to properly thank anyone, I do sincerely apologize!
Just a quick response... The minister is wearing a wireless mic, so no boom mic is needed. I may not have given the recorded video's audio track enough gain, however.