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Seven settings and useful tips to use HandBrake efficiently

HandBrake is an open source encoding program that anyone can use for free. What's more, the functionality of this program is incredibly unbelievably free, and it supports all the encoding features that are needed in most situations, except in very specific and professional areas. However, the well-known domestic codecs are less functional, and the bit coin digging program is forced into the user's PC (we will discuss this case and how to deal with it in the future). In fact, It is a wonderful and grateful program indeed.

However, since it is not a paid service program, the intuitiveness and the user interface are slightly lower. So, depending on whether you know a few minor features, the utility and the convenience of this program can vary enormously. So let's take a look at some of the settings that you need to install HandBrake, and the honey features that can be dozens and hundreds of times more useful if you know it.


    Automatically assign and save encoding filenames

First of all, the first thing to do is to install the HandBrake and specify the path where the encoded file will be saved. In other programs, it is not a separate function but it can be set easily. However, if you do not set it separately in handbrake, error message will pop up and you will not be able to encode it, and you have to manually set the save path in the bottom 'Save As' field.

  1. Turn on the HandBrake and go to 'Preferences' in the bottom left corner, or drag and drop any image, open files, etc. and go to 'Tools → Preferences' in the top menu bar.
  2. In the left menu, enter 'Output Files'.
  3. Check 'Automatically name output files' in the 'Automatic File Naming' menu.
  4. Set 'Default Path'. The path is entered by selecting the path of the desired folder by clicking the 'Browse' button on the right side.
  5. Set 'File Format'. If you type '{source} - {title}', it will be saved as 'original filename-number' so it will be easier to manage later. If you proceed to this point, the required configuration is finished and you can use it immediately.
  6. 'Change case to title case' Determines whether the title case is changed.
  7. 'Replace underscores with a space' Switch underscores to spaces.
  8. 'Remove common punctuation' Removes common punctuation.
  9. 'MP4 File Extension' Determines whether the extension of the encoding file is output as 'MP4', 'M4V', or 'Auto'.
  10. Once this is set, it will be encoded into the folder and filename you specified automatically, without having to specify the path and filename each time.

    Import all without length when importing files

I can only sympathize with those who have used HandBrake. Sometimes, when I load a movie into a folder, sometimes there are a few missing videos (10 videos and 8 videos in a folder). Then you need to find out which files are missing, and because they are not called 'Queue' at once, they do not have an automatically assigned numbering, which makes it inconvenient to manage later.

The reason this file is missing is not a bug or an intermittent phenomenon. Just because the handbrake default setting is 10 seconds or less, it will not be loaded! This can be solved simply by solving this constraint in the configuration.

  1. Likewise, enter 'Tools → Preferences'.
  2. In the left menu, enter 'Advanced'.
  3. You will see a menu of 10 'and a value of 10 for' minimum length of title to scan (seconds): 10 ', which allows you to set the minimum length when loading a file. If you enter '0', all the files are imported without distinction.

    HandBrake Encode multiple videos at once

Likewise, if you use HandBrake a few times, you can feel it immediately. You can not load all the videos in other folders and encode them all at once. It is very cumbersome to encode one by one, by folder, or by moving all the videos into one folder and then loading them into one folder. You can do this by putting a lot of videos, And it is impossible to do so.

This problem can be solved simply by using 'Queue' function. It is the same function as the task scheduling.

  1. Load the desired file or movie.
  2. Register the currently loaded files in 'Queue' using 'Add to Queue' in the top menu or 'Add All' (the shortcut key is Alt + A). Then you can see the addition of 'Queue (1)' on the right side.
  3. Now call up the next video and add 'Queue' as you like with 'Add to Queue' or the shortcut 'Alt + A'.
  4. Once you've added all of your videos, you can click 'Start Queue' next to it to encode all of the videos listed in 'Queue' in order!

    Other handbrake (HandBrake) Useful tip

The settings are so intuitive that it takes too long to get to know one by one, and you do not need to look at each one again. Here are some of the features that are useful for you to know.

  • The quality of the video quality when encoding, settings such as 30fps & 60fps
  • The most important part of video encoding is related to image quality and resolution. The default encoding setting of HandBrake is FHD 30fps, so if you just encode a 60fps video, the frame is also output at 30fps. If you proceed with the default settings, you will lose.

    It can be set from the 'Video' menu in the Stop tab.

  • Framrate (FPS) - Set fps in this menu. If you want to encode the original, do not worry about the drop frame, just set it to be the same as the original. The topmost 'Same as source' is the feature, but it is sometimes best to set it yourself because it occasionally fails. You can check the original movie file by right clicking on it → Properties → Details → Frame Rate, and select 'Constant Framrate'.
  • Quality - Determines the quality of the video. If you drag the quality bar to the far right and set the value to 0, you will see the message 'Warning: RF 0 is Lossless!', Which is lossless encoding. This way, you can encode to 'Placebo Quality' and you can encode to super high quality without loss.
  • You can change the resolution by directly adjusting 'Width' and 'Height' in the 'Dimensions' tab.
  • Although HandBrake is less intuitive, it is a great open source program with a lot of features to look at. Even the tips listed above are very pleasant to use, so let's delete the virus chunk-like encoding program and let's use the real encoding program.

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