Target size not what was expected

Jun 6, 2016 at 11:16 PM
Hello all,
I tried to find a similar problem in the discussions but couldn't.
I have a 8GB MKV file that I wanted to compress into a 1.5GB MP4 file.
I use Vidcoder x64 with Windows x64
My settings are as follows:
Codec H.264
IPS: same as source
variable frequency
I set the size to 1500 with a 2 pass encoding, no turbo first pass

Then everything else is by default.

Problem is, after a long time (takes a long time...) I get a 420MB file, very ugly.
I switched to Handbrake 0.9.4 and I get the correct size with (almost) the same settings.

Have I done something wrong with Vidcoder?

Thank you for your insights :)
Jun 12, 2016 at 6:52 PM
Please post future issues on the new GitHub site:

I've added a bunch of logging around bitrate calculation to VidCoder Beta 2.30. Can you download that version and open an issue on GitHub with a Pastebin link to the logs?