I am encoding a video with these settings:
NTSC, 1280x720, 29.97 fps, Progressive,
AAC, 128kbps, 44.1kHz, Stereo
CBR 6.22 Mbps
I set the bitrate to 10. I click encode... and adobe media encoder says it's using 6.22 as CBR. I cancel, set to 11Mbps, same thing. I restart computer. Same thing. Why does AME keep switching bitrate to 6.22Mbps? Is this a bug or what? I was thinking that 6.22 is a max bitrate for mp4 or something... but I don't get it. Please let me know if I need to clarify anything.
I think it might be doing this because 10Mbps is just as good as 6.22Mbps. eg. there is no difference between the two ... for some reason. But I am not sure, I don't get why I'd have the option for 10Mbps if I couldn't do it.
It's a bug. Switch to VBR temporarily, then set your target bit rate. When you switch back to CBR it should stick.