I'm using Handbrake to re-encode an MKV video with the goal of shaving a hundred or so megabytes off it to keep it under FAT32's 4.2GB file size limit.
During encode, Handbrake's status bar shows a frame rate of 1.2, and an average frame rate of 1.7, which is ridiculously low:
However, when I use MPC-HC's CtrlJ to show the frame on the output file (by pausing the encode job and playing the partially-encoded file) it shows a frame rate fluctuating at much more normal FPS speeds:
What relevance do the frame rates shown in Handbrake's status bar while encoding have to the frame rates of the output video, and why are they so low? Would I be correct in thinking that the FPS shown in the status is nothing but a measure of performance, and has no direct bearing on the quality of the output?