I've been creating animations using motion study for a while, and rendering them out (PV360) as avi files. So far, they have all been used in-house and work fine. My question is how best to deal with these files when distributing them to clients on a CD. I realise that this is a bit of an ambiguous question, but my knowledge of video formats and compression types is limited. The reason i ask is that i've found that a 28MB (800x600 24fps 10 sec) AVI video won't play smoothly directly from a CD... obviously fine if copied locally, but i don't want to have to rely on clients to do this.
So... is AVI the best format to use, and what compression level should i try?
Thanks in advance for the help.