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Windows Media Presets

Our derivative support has grown again - you can now create Windows Media 9 video derivatives, in the standard Small, Medium, Large and Very Large formats.

These are all WMV9, single pass. With the exception of the Very Large format, they are all constant bitrate. This may switch down the line, when I have time to tweak the variable bitrate (VBR) presets for each quality level.

The WMV9 is more or less on par with the Quicktime7, and definitely a step above Flash. Only in the most compression-challenging scenes does Quicktime 7 (h264) take an edge over Windows Media (VC1).