This article is for an older version of HandBrake. All versions.

Dieser Artikel ist für eine ältere Version von HandBrake. Alle Versionen.

Automatic File Naming

HandBrake can automatically name your output files for you based on a number of criteria.

If you open the programs Preferences screen, you’ll see a section that referes to the “Output Files”

File output preferences
File output preferences macOS
File output preferences
File output preferences Windwos

Here you can define the default path where output files will be stored, and the format the file name will take.

By default, it will be {source}-{title}

Placeholder Description Windows macOS Linux
Source Name of the source file or drive label Supported Supported Supported
Title The number of the title (dvd/bluray) or file index Supported Supported Supported
Chapters The chapter range selected in the UI Supported Supported Supported
Date Current Date (in system short format) Supported Supported Supported
Time Current Time (HH:mm) format Supported Supported Supported
Creation-Date Date the file source created from source file metadata Supported Supported Supported
Creation-Time Time the file source created from source file metadata Supported Supported Supported
quality_bitrate Quality or Bitrate value from the video tab. Supported Supported Supported but separate options
preset The name of the currently selected preset Not Supported Not Supported Supported

Source Name Handling.

Many sources have awkward names. (i.e all capitals). HandBrake offers a few options to correct this.

The following options will affect the source name:

MP4 File Extension Handling

The last option allows you to choose the MP4 file extension handling.

MP4 and M4V are identical files. It’s just a different file extension.

For MP4 files, HandBrake will automatically use the extension M4V when you pass-through audio (AC3), use SRT subtitles or have chapter markers enabled.

You can simply change the file extension between .mp4 and .m4v as the file is exactly the same. There are no differences in the content or container itself.