My company is working on a Boxee app template for customers of our online video platform. Scouring the dev wiki and this forum a bit, I'm not finding anything that lays out some basic transcode guidelines.
Most of the transcoding we do is optimized for flash players embedded on web pages, or for viewing on mobile devices. These transcodes (obviously) look like crap at "boxee" size. But we have the original media, and we can set up additional transcodes for customers who want to publish on boxee.
We'll do some experimenting, but it would be nice to get some guidance from the boxee team around this. For example, what's the best codec to use, and at what point of bitrate, size, etc do the returns start to diminish sharply?