The AutoEncode window lets you combine audio encoding, bitrate calculation, video encoding and finally muxing into a single job configuration step. It is one of two ways to configure a file to be muxed that does not yet exist (the other is the One click window).
- Container: allows you to set the final container format. This uses mux path finding to determine which container formats are possible. Changing this will also change the extension of the output file.
- Split Output: checking this tells the muxer to split the final file into chunks of the size given in the textbox next to it.
- Name of output: Displays location of the output file. You can change this by pressing the [...] button.
Size and Bitrate
You have three options here to determine how the video bitrate is calculated:
- File Size: After the audio has finished encoding (if there is any), the video bitrate is adjusted to reach the size given in file size. You can set this to one of the presets by using the Storage Medium combobox. When this mode is checked, it displays an estimated value of the average bitrate in the Average Bitrate box. Be aware that this may not take audio into account, and is thus only an estimate.
- Average Bitrate: After the audio has finished encoding (if there is any), the video bitrate is adjusted so that the final bitrate of the file (including audio) reaches an average of what is set.
- No target size: This disables bitrate adjusting and leaves the bitrate/quality as what the settings are set to.
- Add additional content: Checking this will let you add other already-existing files when you press queue.
- Cancel: Closes the window without generating any jobs.
- Queue: Generates the jobs and closes the window. This possibly opens the adaptive mux window beforehand if add additional content is checked.