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My encodes are now bad in quality, with lots of blocks and distortions.

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Posted: 01 Feb, 2008
by: Admin A.
Updated: 01 Feb, 2008
by: Admin A.
The primary reason for quality changes when using the MediaPress X software is
a corruption of the Preset you are using for encoding.  It is important that
you create your own preset to use for encoding: 

Go into the Preset menu and choose Add New Preset. 
From there, name your own preset and base it on one of the default presets.
Hit OK and your new Preset will be created. 
In the Preset drawer, select your new preset and make your changes. 
Hit OK to save your Preset changes.
Now do some encodes and see if those encodes look better.

If you find one of your presets is corrupted, go ahead and delete it from the
Preset list so you won't use it again.

The reason why you need to do this is because sometimes a Preset gets corrupted
when the application crashes or some other action modifies the file.  There
are numerous behind-the-scene settings for each preset that you cannot see or
modify.  If any of these settings get modified from their default, then your
encodes will start to look terrible.  So the safest fix is to create a brand
new preset from one of the default ones via the Preset menu.

Document: 10272
Created: 1/6/05
Modified: 1/6/05
Product: MediaPress
Version: MediaPress X 1.x
Mac OS: 10.x
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