I'd much rather have actual, critical, pitivi bugs fixed.
File format compatibility can wait.
OpenShot can afford to do this with Kdenlive because they share the same
backend technology and thus the same "mental model" in the application.
>>BUT: I really, really think that the program should be smart enough to use the same value as the input file, or at least use a realistic value with reasonable quality. Bug report?
>What could be the subject of a bug report is "better/higher default values for the bitrate/quality"... but that would probably be a gstreamer bug instead of a pitivi one.
Filed as PiTiVi bug 644919. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=644919 .