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    Hi!
    A newbie to the forum (although I have followed for years)!
    I was spurred on to join to ask a vexing question....
    I have used Freemake for years now. I know (and have) many of the other similar programs - but this one just is so user friendly. It does what I need with very little fuss. (I can always go deeper with Handbrake if needed, but that can be needlessly involved for simple tasks)
    A new wrinkle has appeared that I have never seen before.
    I have used every bit of the program - and this one has never happened before.
    I was merging MKV files together, choosing a final size of 16GB MKV(far below the max limit stated on the little jar icon).
    When the transcoding finished, the file size was 5GB!
    Huh. So I did it again. Same thing.
    It was only then that I noticed that the (usual arrow icon on the Min/max output file size jar icon was not an arrow but a Lock icon).
    It seems to do this also if I choose Mp4 output.
    Indeed, I tried to retranscode as an MP4 with the same results.
    I have every feature for the program unlocked. I even had this issue across two different computers running two different iterations of the program. (One with the newest version, and one with an old version I have been using for years).
    *in case it is pertinent- I was using the merge files with transition feature, although I have done that many times with no problems.
    The output is fine, except it is not the size I want. (I can't abide 30 GB shrunk the 5GB).
    Any ideas or explanation is welcome, as I can find nothing by just googling.
    Thanks!
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    Last edited by C.C. 95; 22nd Sep 2019 at 09:06.
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