Playlater mp4 adjustable bit rate

Now that PlayLater records in MP4 format (THANK YOU!), the current bit rate (approx 2500) results in files that are too large considering the frame sizes. It would be nice to specify a bit rate per recording, or maybe by frame size ranges (i.e. 0 - 360 = 1000, 361 - 480 = 1500, 481 - 1080 = 2500). This would reduce the file sizes where the higher bit rate really offers no picture quality benefit. It would have the added benefit of improving streaming performance where band width may be an issue or data limits exist.

I know I could re-encode it, but this shouldn't be necessary and introduces visual artifacts (at some level) and potential for other stream synchronization issues (audio lag, etc.)

Thank you


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    PlayOn Support (Chris)

    We do not have any plans to allow for customization of recordings on this level, at least not at this time.

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    Greg Stoddard


    Agreed, the bitrate being way too high makes this software complete garbage. I guess I'll be back to searching for a product that has a development team.

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