I just downloaded that but and the preview picture for it looks amazing but when it generates a sample it's awful it lags 5-10 fps and I'll be looking at a block turn around but the block is still halfway there on the screen... anyway I don't think that one is meant for video games.
Yeah I tried to make it as high quality as possible and when I previewed no video even showed up only audio.
As I previously mentioned CRF 18 is virtually lossless; but with higher resolution encodes, you can get away with even higher CRF numbers (and thus lower bitrate).
Fraps source was ~900MB
h264 @ CRF 22 is roughly ~26MB
h264 @ CRF 28 is roughly ~11MB
h264 @ CRF 30 is roughly ~9MB
All look fine to me, none of these were encoded with "ultra slow HQ" settings that govern the other x264 parameters.
Had they been, compression and quality at the given bitrates could have been improved even further.
Simply select the "High Profile" preset, goto settings, video tab & select "Constant Quality" and move the slider over to where you want.
Go to Audio and reduce the bitrate if you don't need it as high.
Adjust the output size @ anamorphic settings as you see fit under the picture tab, exit the settings window & encode.
If it doesn't work for you; I have no clue why.
Edited by Trigunflame - 9/25/10 at 11:13am