I've done a search and can't find anything specific on the steps required to make a custom movie playable in the game.
I've already done a test by getting the RAD Tools and using the Bink coverter on an animation I made for a custom race, and it successfully made a video from it.
However, even though I tried to name the movie in the same filename format with official films, using the custom race's name, I'm still only seeing the still image I originally created for the race during the diplomatic exchanges.
I don't know if my Binked movie file is too large (about 4.5 meg instead of the 3.5 meg in most of the official videos), if my image ratio is wrong), or if it's some other factor altogether.
Are there any specific instructions available regarding requirements for screen size, file size, compression rates, and file naming conventions?