I just can't win
Sorry to keep bothering you guys, but I've run into another problem.
All of the in-outpoint issues have been resolved, my new enemy is filesize
My video is 6 minutes and 5 seconds long. As a Huffy straight out of Premiere it's 3,626,070,016 bytes at 29.97 fps, which I assume is normal.
I followed the instructions in EADFAG about XviD compression.
The product of my first pass is 235,528,192 bytes, at which point I began to feel uneasy.
Now I WATCHED this thing and I loved it. The Data Rate is 629kbps
Now with that filesize, it was very apparent to me that I needed a second pass. So I used the calculator built into XviD and basically put in numbers that said "I want a 99mb file please."
The product of my second pass was 168,669,184 bytes running 450kbps.
Screen resolution has remained 640x480 from the source Huffys to exported Huffy to compressed AVIs. And yes, I did compress my audio (13.5 mb for the 6 minute MP3 compressed from ~50mb CD ripped WAV)
I wanted a 99mb file just to avoid the large upload permission. But with a 6 minute video, should I not be expecting a file that small?
Basically, a final few questions to decide the fate of the video.
1) Given the parameters (6 mins 5 secs in length, 640x480 resolution, 29.97fps), should I be expecting a file <100mb with respectable quality?
2) If not, I am prepared to bite the bullet and request large upload permission, but what size value should I enter for my second pass? Would the 70% rule mentioned in EADFAG be sufficient?
I made a few mistakes with this video. I didn't know very much about AVIsynth a year ago when I started editing the timeline. Four months later when I finished the timeline, I ran into exporting problems and gave up. 8 months later brings me to now, knowing far more about AVIsynth, but being somewhat restricted in my options because I have already completed my timeline in Premiere.
I got a feeling I'm on the home stretch here though. Thanks a lot to everybody who's helped me out here