That kinda makes sense, it's tricky because you want to adcut, but right now, if it doesn't detect if properly, without modifications that is, if I run adcut on an h264 mkv file, it will save it as a mpeg2 mpg file. A h264 ts file works fine and comes out as a h264 ts adcut, but an h264 mt2s comes out as a mpeg2 mpg file. I thought maybe the easiest way might be to have a check box for adcut like there is for encode, so that you choose your output format at that point. In some cases it would re encode, some cases it would just switch container and other cases, it would just adcut in the same container. Essentially it would insert whatever the output format you choose is into the adcut vbs file (assuming that doesn't cause problems other places) In the current structure I think the internal part of adcut +encode would not do the adcut properly or whatever, and might keep the other encoding options, meaning, you cannot adcut with the ffmpeg 480p encoder because it has to use the vredo built in profiles only for adcut but then you could encode it to whatever you want. That sounds confusing but I think you know what I mean. Its late and cannot think of a better way to say it at this point. Again, I don't know the backend, but that seems to me to be the way to do it and might help the rookies a bit more, though it probably would need a bit of explaining the difference between the encoding format and the container, will it seems like many people still don't understand. One other thing, currently, the not available vredo beta doesn't properly handle subs in mkv files when cutting, but they are working on fixing it, so that also could help when taking tivo files and including the subs in the mkv container, which I know some people will be very happy about when it works properly. The guy at vrdo is alway working on getting chapters to work better in the mkv container also. Thanks for your work and consideration! Any testing you want me to do, let me know.