HandBrake: Automatic File Naming

Here’s how you Prevent handbrake from appending numbers to file names …

So you’re using HandBrake to transcode some video files, but you’re wanting to get rid of that annoying -1 or -2 it puts on the end of the file.

Simple easy fix.

  • Open HandBrake;
  • go to Tools…;
  • Preferences…; and
  • Output files.

Where it has Automatic File Naming. Go to where it says File Format {Source}-{title}.
Now remove -{title}.

Restart HandBrake and Voila! You have Automatic File Naming without the title number -1 or -2, alas Preventing handbrake from appending numbers to file names.