Constant Quality, Which is better, higher or lower? The quick answers (because that’s what you want right?):
- Does going up or down improve quality on using "Constant Quality" on handbrake: Sliding the slider to the right and decreasing the number reduces compression and increase quality.
- What is the best setting for high quality with "Constant Quality" on handbrake: There really isn’t any need to go with a number lower than 19 you will get larger file sizes but hardly notice the difference.
- What is the best setting for a low file size with decent quality: 22 is your go-to number in "Constant Quality" if you want low file size by ok quality. Use 23 or even 24 if you really need a low file size, 21 if you are looking for the best mix of quality and low files size (i.e. low file size is important, but not your primary goal).
- What setting in Handbrake will help me prepare the file for streaming on the internet? If you are going to stream on the internet, click the option Web Optimised. This will prepare your video so that that it downloads section after section in the right order and can start playing faster.
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