I am going to re-sample a bunch of videos to be played through web browsers. (Current video is large, 3 MB for a 4s clip. Hoping to compress by 90%).
Use: These videos will be played in a web-based eduational app. They'll be up to about 5 seconds and be played in the latest Chrome or (on iOS/Mac) Safari browser.
I'm using Handbrake (.9.9.5530, latest) . These must be playable in Chrome and Safari (latest versions) browsers without any pluggins (and would be nice to be playable in the latest FireFox and IE). (I'm also open to using another free or cheap encoding software that will let me do batch processing.
What are the recommended settings (Video Codec, Quality (and constant or avg bit rate, etc.) My top priority is compatibility.