So, it appears YouTube Caught on to the tests that I and many others were doing to find the best FLV settings for YouTube.
Up until recently, you were able to upload FLV's to You Tube without them messing with (i.e., compressing) your videos. Alas, they decided to change that. It's too bad too because you were able to get some really high-Qulaity video on line. Now they convert Flash FLV's too.
Here are some samples of tests I did before it got shut down - hit more info by each video to see the settings I used:
Super High Quality:
Anyway, with that out of commision, I found that WMV's did pretty well when uploaded and converted - especially compared to MOV's which not only looked bad, but also suffered from A/V synch issues.