Excellent investigative work. I did a test with -vpre hq -coder 0 and it was still choppy, but the addition of -flags -loop seemed to do allow it to decode smoothly. Either of these commands should work:
Originally Posted by qyot27
ffmpeg -i MVI_0010.MOV -acodec libfaac -vcodec libx264 -vpre hq -coder 0 -flags -loop -crf 28 -s 1024x576 output-hq.mp4
The first option should create a smaller file size, but I'm unsure if it requires more processing power to decode.
ffmpeg -i MVI_0010.MOV -acodec libfaac -vcodec libx264 -vpre hq -vpre baseline -crf 28 -s 1024x576 output-baseline.mp4