Handbrake new VP9 codec is grayed out and could not be used.

I installed Linux Mint fresh from ppa repo that is referenced on their homepage.

libav and the vpx-tools are installed.

What have I missed? What can I check?

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VP9 is associated with the MKV container.
Choose a different preset (e.g. Matroska -> VP9 720p) in order to be able to opt for it.

  • That was it... select the right format -> then the option can be selected... Feb 19, 2017 at 17:53

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