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I want to see what command-line options handbrake is sending to mencoder. I looked at the Activity Window and it shows a lot of stuff but not what I'm looking for. How can I find it?

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at least under windows handbrake is not using mencoder. it uses libs from ffmpeg and other projects, but not the mencoder binary as far as i can see it. it uses HandBrakeCLI.exe –  akira Jan 9 '11 at 8:29
    
Seconded. What convinced you Handbrake uses mencoder in the first place? Also, what operating system are we talking about here? –  oKtosiTe Jan 9 '11 at 12:19
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Using OSX. Someone said that Handbrake was a frontend to mencoder. –  tony_sid Jan 11 '11 at 1:10
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Based on my experience with Handbrake on Windows and Linux: it does not use mencoder. Instead it offers its own command line interface: HandBrakeCLI.

On Windows one can click Show Queue>Queue>Generate Batch Script to export a script which contains all the command line parameters passed on to HandBrakeCLI. Although your reference to the "Activity Window" leads me to believe you're using Mac OS X, such an option may exist on the Mac version as well.

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