After much nashing of teeth I have given up on TMPEGEnc, and decided to try compressing my Ave Maria Video in XviD. The result, is MUCH better than the old dark scary MPEG1 file I initially rushed out for people.
There are a few slight changes to this video, as well, notably the reduction of the amount haloing I had going on in the early part of the video.
This is a slow, slightly sad holiday video. It might not suit everyone's tastes, but I've gotten enough praise to recommend it to people to check out.
If you reviewed my old MPEG1 version of this video and would like to check out this new version, I would much appreciate it, especially if it might make you reconsider changing your score on video quality. I ain't expecting 9s, but I feel you will see a notable improvement.