H.264 / AVC
This codec is the most supported one. The exported file can be played almost on any device, however it brings a slightly lower quality and a bigger file size.
The format+codec combination makes the video streamable
Best quality/compression rate can be achieved if you use resolution below 2048x2048, but it also supports higher resolutions
H.264 / AVC
The most widely supported codec+format combination. You should be able to play this file anywhere.
Best quality/compression rate can be achieved if you use resolution below 2048x2048
mpeg4 / DivX
The most widely used codec, before H.264 became popular. Has some drawbacks on quality and file size, but it’s widely supported. Also, the Matroska Video format allows you to build larger files
Allows almost lossless compression with transparency support.Human eyes won’t be able to distinguish any quality loss, even using normal video quality + transparency.
Drawback is that it’s not streamable & can’t be embedded into websites.
Perfect pick you you wish to reuse your animation in other video editing applications like Adobe AE
Streamable, embeddable into websites, high quality videos with transparency support.
Drawback is that Safari doesn’t support it.
Using a combination of WEBM + MP4 in your <video> tag, you can accomplish a great user experience on your website.