I’m still trying to solve this.
The problem: non-smooth “jerky” movement, some call it stuttering, juttering, etc. I’ve tried playback on both VLC 2.1.5 and Quicktime 7.7.5. VLC drops between 0 to 8 frames with 0 dropped frames occurring very infrequently.
My animation consists of a single flat circle (no depth), I want a 2D look. The circle is made of four sided polygons (256 faces total) and it’s size is 4 square blender units.
Frames Total: 105
Resolution: 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps, H.264.
Anti-Aliasing: Yes, 8 preset
The circle moves 5 blender units to the right in a straight line, beginning at frame 30 and ending at frame 75.
In the first 30 frames (1 sec) and the last 30 frames, the circle does not move. I’ve read that there are problems when an animation begins immediately so I’ve left this buffer where I intentionally have no movement.
What I’ve tried to fix the problem:
Various Bitrates: 5,000 to 10,000 kb/s
Setting Bitrate, min and max all to the same thing.
Various GOP sizes including 15 (half the frame rate)
Motion blur “Sampled Motion blur under the render settings”
User “Hamburger TS” tried vector blur as well.
Rendered to uncompressed AVI from Blender then imported it into Handbrake and rendering to H.264.
Rendered PNG sequence (no compression, 8 bit, RGB) from Blender then imported it to the VSE in Blender and rendered to H.264.
Rendered PNG sequence (no compression, 8 bit, RGB) from Blender then used the free version of Lightworks to render to “Web/Youtube” format.
Here is a link to:
Zip folder containing all 105 images (8 bit RGB PNG’s).
The finished animation, which can also be downloaded.
HP Laptop: Pavilion DM3
CPU: AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual core Processor L335, 1.6 GHZ
Memory: 4 GB
HDD: 320GB sata
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3200
O.S. Windows 7 home premium (64 bit)
I can play other videos, that I’ve downloaded like this one, just fine: