CRF Guide (Constant Rate Factor in x264)

Posted on May 7, 2014

CRF stands for Constant Rate Factor, x264’s best single-pass encoding method.

The Constant Rate Factor (CRF) is the default quality setting for the x264 encoder. You can set the values between 0 and 51, where lower values would result in better quality (at the expense of higher file sizes). Sane values are between 18 and 28. The default for x264 is 23, so you can use this as a starting point.

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