I have this little project in AE that lasts 10 secs. It's 1920x1080p @ 25 fps quality. I followed what I read all around the web saying it's best to render an uncompressed avi file from AE then use AME to compressed it.
I rendered the huge uncompressed avi file from AE to AME using these
Preset: HDTV 720p Highquality 25 High quality.
I maxed the bit rate and enabled the VBR 2 pass. The result is good and the file is small and the quality is high and no problems with playback.
Now I tried the exact same options and the only change is I chose the HDTV 1080p 25fps High quality preset. When I tried to play the file, it lags so much.