hi all, i use autodesk cleaner xl to batch encode hundreds of avi's to h.264 within the .mov enviroment. right now i've got it so i can compress about 10 mins into 100mbs. But this seems way hi, the resolution is 640x480 it is progressive and i am currently limiting the data rate to 900kps. the key frame is at 50. it is ntsc 29.97 fps using a standard 44.1khz mpg4 audio codec. Two questions anyone know how i can get the files smaller, but retaining or even increasing the quality, and two if not. is there a better program out there that can batch convert hundreds of avi's into the h264 codec? also preferrably one that supports a quad core machine. I used sorenson once, but it will not put watermarks on the movies as it processes them, i use a pc under xp. thanks a lot.