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HandBrake 1.0.0

By Handbrake  (Open Source)
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HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Supported sources: HandBrake is not limited to DVDs: it will now accept practically any type of video as a source.


  • File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features:

  • Chapter selection
  • Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
  • Integrated bitrate calculator
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Grayscale encoding
Title: HandBrake 1.0.0
Filename: HandBrake-1.0.0-i686-Win_GUI.exe
File size: 9.71MB (10,178,066 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: December 27, 2016
Author: Handbrake
MD5 Checksum: 925DCDE11F88F623BD8CC6718D2E8930

# All platforms
* General
- New online documentation at https://handbrake.fr/docs
- Completely overhauled the official presets:
* New general use presets for broad compatibility
* New device presets, now more up-to-date for common devices
* New web presets
* New Matroska (MKV) presets, including VP9 video with Opus audio
* Official presets from HandBrake 0.10.x are still available under "Legacy"
- New JSON-based preset system including command line support
- New JSON-based API for interacting with libhb
- Improvements to audio/video sync engine to better handle difficult sources
- Many miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements (over 1700 code commits!)
* Video
- VP9 video encoding via libvpx
- Intel QuickSync Video H.265/HEVC encoder
- Requires Intel Skylake or newer CPU
- Ultra HD / 4K color pass through (support for BT.2020)
- Additional standard frame rate selections in the graphical interfaces
- New Auto anamorphic mode maximizes storage resolution, replaces Strict anamorphic mode
- New Pad filter (command line only for now)
- New Decomb/Deinterlace filter settings and improved defaults
- Rotate filter now available in all graphical interfaces
- New NLMeans filter tunes Tape and Sprite for analog tape recordings and vintage video games, respectively
- Assembly optimizations NLMeans filter improve performance up to 10%
- Assembly optimizations in x264 encoder improve performance for faster presets by 5-10%
- x265 encoder quality improvements, especially when using tune grain
- High bit depth encoding support via external shared libraries (video pipeline is still 8-bit 4:2:0)
- x264 10-bit
- x265 10-bit and 12-bit
# Audio
- Opus audio encoding/decoding via libopus
- Passthru now supports E-AC-3, FLAC, and TrueHD audio formats
# Subtitles
- Improved subtitles rendering for some languages via HarfBuzz
- Miscellaneous subtitles improvements
# Command line interface
- Presets can now be imported and exported from the command line and are compatible with the graphical interfaces
- Queue exported from the graphical interfaces can now be imported by the command line interface (Linux and Windows only for now)
# Build system
- Add scripts to manually build and install Mac and MinGW-w64 (compile for Windows on Linux) toolchains
- Add support for multiple source URLs for third-party downloads
- Add SHA256 hash verification for third-party downloads
- Add configure parameter to disable or filter allowed third-party downloads (see configure --help)
- Use HTTPS everywhere; the few cases where a third-party does not provide packages over https, handbrake.fr does
- New targets on Mac to install and uninstall after building
- Add flatpak packaging support (experimental)
# Third-party libraries
* Updated libraries
- FreeType 2.6.5 (subtitles)
- Fontconfig 2.12.1 (subtitles)
- FriBidi 0.19.7 (subtitles)
- Libav 12 (encoding/decoding/muxing)
- libass 0.13.2 (subtitles)
- libbluray 0.9.3 (Blu-ray decoding)
- libmfx v6.0.0 (Intel QuickSync Video encoding/decoding)
- libvpx 1.5.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
- x264 148 r2708 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
- x265 2.1 (H.265/HEVC video encoding)
- New libraries: HarfBuzz 1.3.0 (subtitles), libopus 1.1.3 (Opus audio encoding)
# Linux
- Add options for saving and loading queue files
- Removed system tray icon due to performance issues on Ubuntu
- Usability improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
# Mac
- Updated all tooltips
- Added undo/redo support to the graphical interface
- Improved drag and drop support
- Added Open Recent to the File menu
- Added Add Titles to Queue... to the File menu (batch queueing)
- Preview prompts to open in an external application when the internal player does not support the format
- Preview now displays volume and audio/subtitles language selection during playback
- Picture and Filters settings are now part of the main window
- Settings are preserved when selecting a new title (instead of reloading the last selected preset)
- Improved support for importing/exporting comma-separated (.csv) chapter markers
- Queue is now automatically paused when available disk space is low
- When Done action can now be changed directly from the Queue window
- When Done notification is now interactive (reveals the encoded file in Finder)
- Activity Log window is now searchable (press "?"+"f" to activate)
- XQuartz is no longer required for subtitle burn-in
- Updated Sparkle software update library : Enabled DSA signature checking for improved security
- Usability improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
# Windows
- Graphical interface now uses libhb directly, instead of sending commands to the command line interface:
* Encoding can now be paused and resumed
* Stopping encoding will finalize the partial file to be playable
- Reduced installer and install size:
* The command line interface is no longer included in the graphical interface installer
- Update checker now verifies the signature of the update file for improved security
- Added support for quality-based audio encoding
- Added ability to import tab-separated (.tsv), XML (.xml), and plain text (.txt) chapter markers
- Improved the "configure default" options for audio and subtitles:
* Default audio track behavior is now configurable
* Subtitles burn-in behavior is now configurable
- Removed DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) hardware-accelerated video decoding:
* Was causing many issues without providing sufficient improvement to decoding efficiency
* May be added again at a later date if performance and stability improves
- Usability improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

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