Don't overlook the Options tab because it contains a couple of useful settings, including the dreaded Don't correct size check box (Figure 12.34).
Figure 12.34. The Options tab.
If you're doing an overnight render and burn of your DVD, don't forget to check the "Close opened burner tray…" option so that your DVD burner doesn't spend the rest of the night open and collecting dust.
Automatic Bit Rate Reduction and How to Remove It
The "Don't correct size" option is a bit of a control freak. I recommend that you get into the habit of opening the Options tab right away and marking this box to deactivate it. If you don't, Liquid Edition takes control of your bit rates depending on whether your project is too big. You may not want this because you may find that altering audio from PCM to MP2 is enough to bring your DVD down to the required size. Remember, if this option is active (unmarked), altering the IPB settings does you no good because the Size Correction control freak just corrects it right back to where it thinks it should be.