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x264 Presets and Tunes

x264 Presets

x264 exposes a preset and tune system. Presets range from:

Typically, it’s recommended to use the Very Fast to Slow settings range for best results, or one of the slower options if you don’t mind the speed loss. Medium is a good balance and most of HandBrakes presets use this option.

x264 Tunes

The x264 tune options assign some additional options which will optimize the encoder for certain types of content.

If you are unsure or your content doesn’t really fit into one of the following tunes, you can simply leave this option at “None”.