I've tried exporting from after effects as MPEG4, Avi, H.264 and more. My video is 640x360 by choice and I just don't understand how the output looks crisp (right) and youtube (left) looks grainy and washed out. To really see how bad it is compare the wood to the right of the character. I understand youtube compresses it but I've seen crisp 640x360 videos before.
In your example what that was uploaded to youtube, exactly what did you upload, and how did you render it?
Johnny Cuevas, Editor
"I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work."
---THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.