1.) The Adaptive Low Bitrate preset has a higher target bitrate than the Adaptive Medium Bitrate preset. Are they just reversed, or are the bitrate settings wrong?
2.) When I attempt to create a new preset based on one of the Adaptive Bitrate presets, the newly created preset seems to have lost its "adaptive" status. For example, I prefer to use VBR 2-pass in some circumstances instead of the default 1-pass. When I create such a preset, AME no longer indicates that the target bitrate is based on the source material. Am I missing something?
I am right there with you for #2. I would love to have an "Adaptive Hight Bitrate - 2-pass" preset but whenever I try to create one, some values are already inserted into the target/max bitrates. I don't know how they got there or where they got those numbers. I'm not sure why "Based On Source" isn't an option like all the other settings. This would be great; as of now, I'm having to drag & drop each individual file into AME and change 1-pass to 2-pass... ugh!