I've uploaded some videos to YouTube with a resolution of 1280x720. After uploading the videos, I began to wonder what compression codec results in the best quality when uploaded to YouTube. In my case, the "best" codec refers to the one that most accurately reproduces the source video.
I have been using AVI files encoded with Intel's Indeo 5.10 codec and the results have been pretty good. Is there a better codec that I could be using that would result in a better quality video on YouTube?
Edit: also, a codec that produces small files for uploading would be nice too - but quality is the first and most important criterion.