video compression

I'm feeling like our videos are compressed with sour milk.

I thought I had this going pretty well, but even in the one year that
has elapsed since I last visited the issue, and what I could figure
out on my own research in the last couple of weeks, I'm sorry.

One thing I just now noticed was that I can play .wmv files in my real
player so the .rm files are out the door. Also, here is a great
article weblog entry on Real.
http://jogin.com/weblog/archives/2004/02/29/real_obnoxious

I think a great thread would be a thread where we all posted the
compression method that we used, down to every last possible setting
and a link to the file so we could see the results. Or, will someone
step forward with a strong opinion about it and tell us what they use?
Or refer us to the message if you have already posted about it in the
past?