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Audio Quality

The Audio Tracks quality settings are controlled via the “Audio” tab on the main window.

Each track can be configured to suit your needs.

HandBrake's Audio Track Settings
HandBrake’s Audio Track Settings

There are several different modes HandBrake can operate in.

Average Bitrate

HandBrake supports average bitrate for all audio encoders except FLAC.

Quality based Encoding

Quality based encoding is supported for the following codecs: - AAC - MP3 - Vorbis

The scale of the quality if much less pronounced compared to the video quality slider, so changes do not have nearly as big an impact on file size.

Lossless

HandBrake supports FLAC (both 16 and 24bit) when the output format is MKV.

In addition, HandBrake can passthru the following source audio track formats: