I also have been workimg toward smoothing out the transition
between intro and stream.THE shear amount of variables to consider during encoding ie:video ,static,high motion,amount
of lighting and even the complexity of the audio,has forced me to encode my intro files on a PER USE basis.
Meaning, because most of my vid is prerecorded ,i redo my intro till it works,pulling ,adding kbps till it works right.The advanced settings in the vp6 codec are all important , the min/max between keys, for me is frame rate/
twice frame rate.auto key frame ,unchecked ,max between keys
is 1 frame less than per second frame rate. Not realy sure why this works, but i am constantly trying diff combos to have my stream look its best. unfortunatly i think streams @
150 KBPS or less are likely to disatisfy ,me any way