I recently purchased the HEVC codec plugin for MEP to be able to output high video quality with lower file sizes than MPEG-4. I've been using both, and was hoping someone could answer two questions:
1. I'd like to set the audio bitrate to 256 or 320, which is what my source video usually is. In the manual, on pg. 353, Audio Codec, AAC, it says "The bit rate can be set between 6 and 512 kbit/s." However, I only have 96, 128, 160 and 192 as options in the dropdown. (Exception: with "MPEG-4 (AVCHD)", the audio is set to AC3 which goes up to 384.) With "MPEG-4 (MP4)" and "HEVC", how can I set it over 192?
2. (Just out of curiosity; not an issue.) I only have limited experience with HEVC from using Handbrake and other software that uses libx265. In that codec, the quality setting is a "Constant Rate Factor" number, where between 18 and 22 is recommended. MEP's codec seems to take a different approach, where you specify the bitrate, etc.. Is there any correspondence between these systems, or are they two completely different flavors of HEVC that just work differently? Also, other software does let me set the AAC audio bitrate up to 512 with HEVC.