Your first request will be implemented in our next release which will be 1.8.0. We are in the process of developing and testing that release now. I don't have a release date yet but if you should see an announcement on our website, facebook page or twitter feed when it is available.
Your second request about bit rate is already in our plans for a future release (not the next release but shortly after that). Please watch our website or social media for information on these features you have requested.