I am compressing mpeg files to AVI (H.264) format. I am specifying mp3 as my chosen sound format. However, I learn that AAC is far more efficient and modern a format for sound. So I can do that – I use Super, which works well.
My question is the compatibility (or suitability even) of that combination (AVI H.246 + AAC) with common software and hardware media players – some of which seem to be able to play 1 of these, but not with the other.
Which way is the industry heading on this score? I want my newly compressed video files to be as compatible as possible – even if it means sticking AVI (H.264) + mp3, which does currently seem to work in most players.