Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST

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mastix01
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Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST

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As amazing as Handbrake is , sometimes it has not user friendly terminology. To call Placebo the best setting is just plain absurd. Change to Best and if you want put a disclaimer that this brings very low benefits as it increases a lot encoding time. But to call it Placebo ?¿?¿ Really.
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Re: Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST

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"Placebo" is named after the class of drugs that are similar - they make you feel better, even though they do nothing, and the effect is all in your head.

"Best" would be an incorrect name.
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Re: Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST

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We don't name the presets; the developers of the video encoders (libx264, libx265, etc.) do.
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Re: Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST

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I've always thought "Placebo" was a perfect name and a nice hint that you're wasting your time uses it.
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Re: Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST

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DrXenos wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:04 pm I've always thought "Placebo" was a perfect name and a nice hint that you're wasting your time uses it.
Exactly, it’s called Placebo for a reason.
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Re: Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST

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The name was chosen to reflect the absurdity of excess. If taking forever makes you feel better, go right ahead, but remember to serve bon-bons and pink champagne.

If I was to rename the setting, it certainly wouldn't be to "Best."
I would call it "The Kitchen Sink," which is more apropos.
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