I just got into video podcasting (I thoroughly recommend it).
I thought my .mp4 files to be a bit on the heavy side.
So I compared my files with a 'professional' one, and sure enough mine was much larger (based on the same amount of time).
This professional one was .m4v (and not .mp4), would this account for the large difference? Do you know what is the difference is between them?
Or maybe the way I am creating my .mp4....
I'm starting with an analog film, and convert it to digital, edit it and save it as mpeg-1. I'm using VideoStudio 8 for all this which doesn't support mpeg-4.
Then I use Super to encode as .mp4 (H.264)
Any ideas you have to help reduce the size of the files (without losing much quality) would be most welcome.