RFE: When encoding output quality *NOT* set to "none", suggest using it when hovering bitrates
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System Information
Fedora 25, Intel Corporation HD Graphics 520 (rev 07)

Blender Version

When adjusting the settings in the encoding section of the properties window, you have the option to use presets for Output Quality. When these presets are selected, the various video encoding bitrate settings are grayed out and may not be adjusted. It is not clear to the end user that the only way to adjust those settings is to go back to Output Quality and select "None; use constant bit-rate". This is also misleading because the bit rate settings don't have to be constant (eg: max/min).

It would be useful if, when using something other than "none" for the Output Quality, hovering over any of the grayed/unselectable fields in the bitrate area would indicate via a tooltip/hover that "You should select 'none...' in the output quality if you want manual control over bitrates".

Actually the Blender UI convention is to hide settings, when there is a enum to select between multiple methods with different settings. So that's what I've done now. I've also changed the name to "None; use custom bitrate".