A Suggetion of Adding Just Copy Option

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Calarpo
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A Suggetion of Adding Just Copy Option

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Description of problem or question:
Why not add a option that do not encode the video & audio but just copy and re-format. (for example, a MKV file convert to a MP4 file) Sometimes, I just wanna make it possible to import it in Premiere.(You know, premiere is not support for MKV file)
Could you please tell me why? Now I must use 2 different app to get it, I wanna make it easier.

HandBrake version : 1.3.3 (2020061300)

Operating system and version : macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 (20D91)
Woodstock
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Re: A Suggetion of Adding Just Copy Option

Post by Woodstock »

Because handbrake is not "just a remux tool", it is a video encoder. ffmpeg can do what you are asking for.

A lot of people asking for "make it Premier compatible" soon find that the video itself isn't "Premier compatible", which is why there are Production presets for handbrake.
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