Audio Presets - Default to Highest Channel/Quality Audio

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DreamSys
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Audio Presets - Default to Highest Channel/Quality Audio

Post by DreamSys » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:21 pm

Please describe what you would like to see added to HandBrake:
In the new Audio Defaults section of Handbrake, there is a dropdown to select the Track Selection Behaviour. In addition to the current two choices ("First Matching Selected Language" and "All Matching Selected Languages") there should be a third: "Best Quality Matching Selected Language" that chooses one track for each language, but chooses the one with the highest number of channels instead of the first one found.

Why would you like to see this added:
Both of the available options leave something to be desired. Using "First Matching Selected Language" will usually pick the lowest quality audio option (the option with the least number of channels) if there are multiple choices for a given language.

Example: If a disk has both English (AC3) (2.0) and English (AC3) (5.1), the 2.0 channel track is usually first in the list and is automatically selected instead of the 5.1 channel track.

The "All Matching Selected Languages" option wastes space by adding in unnecessary tracks.

What version of HandBrake are you currently running:
1.01
What operating system and version and you currently running (e.g. OSX 10.11, Windows 7, Ubuntu 14): Win 10 Home 64 1607 Build 14393.693

mduell
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Re: Audio Presets - Default to Highest Channel/Quality Audio

Post by mduell » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:13 am

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