Adobe Media Encoder CS4 for Mac – Can’t set the CBR bitrate

So you sit down to encode some content at varying bitrates so you can dynamically stream your content. You start with a low bitrate. Then you duplicate that one so you can do another at a higher bitrate with the same settings. But before you hit “Start Queue” you decide to double check that last one and make sure you set the bitrate to what you thought you set it to. But no, it’s set to the first one. You do it a few more times and… …what the f*#%! The bitrate change will not stick! This is an incredibly annoying bug.

The only way I’ve found to make it “stick” is to select VBR, set your desired bitrate, then choose CBR. It sticks when you do that. How this got past the QE’s at Adobe I have no idea.