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Selecting a preset
Preset is a group of settings specifically tailored for the software or device you want your videos to play on. Selecting a
Preset can go a long way toward ensuring your video works where you want it to.
HandBrake includes a number of official
Presets for specific devices and for general use.
Once you’ve opened a
Source, select the
Preset that most closely describes the device you want your videos to work on. For instance, if you want to play your videos on a Roku that supports 1080p High Definition, choose the
Roku 1080p30 Surround preset under
Devices. See the technical documentation for more information about official presets.
If your device is not listed, or you wish to play your videos on a computer, the default
Fast 1080p30 preset is a good choice. It’s fast and compatible across a wide range of software and devices.
If you’ve previously saved one of your own
Presets, you may select it in the same way as the official
You can learn more about Custom presets in the advanced features section.
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