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Other Advanced Options

There a few miscellaneous options that you may want to take a look at for video encoding, the container (MKV or MP4), and even loading files from your DVD.

IFO Processing

In order to select whatever titleset you want instead of just the largest one you'll need to check Process This IFO. With this option enabled you can select any IFO file (VTS_##_0.IFO) and the corresponding video will be opened. Selecting VIDEO_TS.IFO will select the largest title.

Muxing (Container) Options

If you want any subtitles to be hidden by default, similar to the way most DVDs are setup, make sure to check Hide subs. You may also give the video a title, which will be read and displayed by most software and hardware.

Setting Aspect Ratio

Use the Force Muxing AR to let the container set the AR of your video. This is particularly useful for widescreen DVDs that you've cropped borders from, and increased (or in some cases reduced) the AR to that of a theatrical movie. Unlike the video stream AR setting which is limited to 4:3 (1.33:1), 16:9 (1.78:1), or the dimensions of the video, you can use values like 1.85 (1.85:1), 2.35 (2.35:1), or 1.66 (1.66:1).

Bitrate or Quality Setting

If you prefer to set the bitrate directly, rather than the final size you should check Specify Bitrate. For setting the Constant Rate Factor (CRF) of a constant quality encode use Specify Quality instead. AutoMKV doesn't include any kind of bitrate calculator, so you

If you're using AutoResize as well you can customize the CRF number used to evaluate different resolutions. A CRF of 18 is generally considered to be a "maximum quality" setting. Higher CRF numbers (lower quality) may result in higher resolution.

Queue and Encode

Now that you have all the options set for your output you can queue the job and start encoding whenever you're ready.

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Where to go from here

Haali Media Splitter

If you want to play MKV or MP4 files in Windows you may need to install the Haali Media Splitter. Our guide titled Introduction to Haali Media Splitter walks you through installation of this excellent free software.


If you want to watch AVC video on your PC you'll need an AVC encoder, like the one included in ffdshow. Read our guide on ffdshow Installation and Configuration to learn more about using ffdshow to play video encoded with x264.


If you need to play AC-3 audio on your PC you can use AC3Filter for playback or passthrough to an external receiver digitally. Our guide on AC3Filter Installation and Configurationwill help you configure your computer to play a variety of surround sound sources.

Version History
v1.0 Original version by Rich Fiscus

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Basic Source and Output Settings
  3. 3. Deinterlacing
  4. 4. Cropping and Resizing
  5. 5. Other Advanced Options
Written by: Rich Fiscus