New Update HandBrake - Open Source Video Transcoder

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Homepage: HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder
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HandBrake is a open-source tool, built by volunteers, for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
Built-in Device Presets
Get started with HandBrake in seconds by choosing a profile optimised for your device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions. Simple, easy, fast. For those that want more choice, tweak many basic and advanced options to improve your encodes.


Supported Input Sources:
Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.


Outputs:
  • File Containers: .MP4, .MKV and WebM
  • Video Encoders: AV1, H.265 and H.264, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8 and VP9
  • Optional Hardware accelerated video encoding
  • Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, FLAC, AC3, E-AC3, Opus and Vorbis
  • Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, E-AC3, FLAC, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC, Opus, MP3 and MP2 tracks

Even more features
  • Title / chapter and range selection
  • Batch Scan and Queueing of encodes
  • Chapter Markers
  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
  • Support for VFR and CFR
  • Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Colourspace, Cropping and scaling
  • Live Static and Video Preview
 
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HandBrake 1.6.1​


All platforms​


Video​

  • Fixed a potential decoder issue that could cause desync with audio (#4788, #4789)

Command line interface​

  • Fixed inability to name external subtitles tracks using --subname

Mac​

  • Fixed behavior of quality slider when changing encoders

Linux​

  • Fixed translations missing updates as part of 1.6.0 (#4790)
    • Bulgarian (Български)
    • Corsican (Corsu)
    • Dutch (Nederlands)
    • German (Deutsch)
    • Spanish (Español)
  • Fixed (partially) Intel QSV hardware detection (#4768)
  • Fixed a potential crash when canceling an Intel QSV encode (#4341)
  • Fixed building with -Werror=format-security by adding missing format strings where needed

Windows​

  • Fixed quality slider not allowing negative values for encoders supporting them
  • Fixed issues upgrading presets from older versions (#4820)
  • Fixed a potential graphical interface hang when stopping the queue (#4782)
  • Fixed optical disc drives on the source selection pane not scanning correctly (#4771)
  • Fixed erroneous display of 2-pass check box for Intel QSV AV1 encoder (not yet supported) (#4777)
  • Fixed a build configuration issue that broke version 1.6.0 for Windows on arm64
  • Fixed an issue that prevented NVDEC from being available
  • Fixed passthru audio erroneously falling back to encoding (#4795)
  • Fixed the Save New Preset button incorrectly overwriting recently added presets (#4804)
 

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HandBrake 1.7.0 changelog:

General

  • Added Apple VideoToolbox hardware presets
  • Updated Creator presets
  • Disabled interlacing detection and removal; assume creators are working with progressive sources by default
  • Updated Social presets
  • Target higher quality and frame rate over shorter durations, without interlacing detection and removal
  • Better suited for modern social sharing of short live action clips and screen/game captures
  • Removed Email presets in favor of revised Social presets
  • Please stop sending videos via email or use the new Social presets
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Video
  • Added AMD VCN AV1 encoder
  • Added NVIDIA NVENC AV1 encoder
  • Added support for SVT-AV1 multi-pass ABR mode
  • Added support for preserving ambient viewing enviroment metadata
  • Added QSV Rotate and Format filters
  • Improved performance on arm64 / aarch64 / Apple Silicon architectures
  • Latest FFmpeg provides faster HEVC decoding, 30% faster bwdif filter
  • New SVT-AV1 assembly optimizations provide up to 4x increase in performance
  • Improved video conversion speed by removing unneeded frame copies for better memory efficiency
  • Improved Dolby Vision dynamic range metadata pass through
  • Supported encoders: x265 10-bit
  • Supported profiles and cross-compatibility IDs: 8.4, 8.1, 7.6 (base layer only, converted to 8.1), 5.0
  • Improved HDR10+ dynamic range metadata pass through
  • Supported encoders: x265 10-bit, SVT-AV1
  • Improved QSV support on Linux (#4958)
  • Updated NVENC to not use multi-pass by default; user configurable advanced option
  • Renamed 2-pass encode option to multi-pass (#5019)
  • Fixed Intel QSV encoder outputting green video in some cases (#4842, #4876)
  • Fixed pixel format conversion slightly altering colors when using a 10-bit hardware encoder (#5011)
  • Fixed scan failures by using swscale instead of zscale when source resolution is not mod 2
  • Fixed incorrect PAR when reading from an anamorphic AV1 video track
  • Removed an artificial bitrate limit on VP9 CQ mode

Command line interface
  • Renamed --two-pass to --multi-pass and --no-two-pass to --no-multi-pass, removed -2 (#5019)
  • Fixed automatic cropping enabled despite using preset with cropping disabled (#5055)

Audio
  • Fixed low volume level when downmixing ac3 and eac3
  • Fixed left-only and right-only mono mixdowns (#3533, #5054)

Subtitles
  • Fixed locale settings potentially causing incorrect decimal separator in SSA headers
  • Fixed a potential issue affecting zero-duration subtitles

Build system
  • Added Meson build system for the Linux GUI

Third-party libraries


New libraries
  • libdovi 3.2.0 (Dolby Vision dynamic range metadata)

Updated libraries
  • AMF 1.4.30 (AMD VCN video encoding)
  • FFmpeg 6.1 (decoding and filters)
  • FreeType 2.13.2 (subtitles)
  • Fribidi 1.0.13 (subtitles)
  • HarfBuzz 8.2.2 (subtitles)
  • libass 0.17.1 (subtitles)
  • libdav1d 1.3.0 (AV1 video decoding)
  • liblzma (xz) 5.4.5 (LZMA video decoding, e.g. TIFF)
  • libopus 1.4 (Opus audio encoding)
  • libjpeg-turbo 3.0.1 (preview image compression)
  • libvpx 1.13.1 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
  • libxml 2.11.5 (general)
  • oneVPL 2023.3.1 (Intel QSV video encoding/decoding)
  • SVT-AV1 1.7 (AV1 video encoding)
  • x264 164 r3107 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
  • x265 r12776 (H.265/HEVC video encoding)
  • zimg 3.0.5 (color conversion)
  • zlib 1.3 (general) [full release notes]

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HandBrake 1.7.1​


Video​

  • Fixed Decomb filter producing corrupted frames with 10-bit depth or higher source (#5518)
  • Fixed a potential crash when using the Comb Detect filter on an RGB source
  • Fixed Intel QSV devices enumeration where devices from other vendors are present (#5317, #5177)

Mac​

  • Fixed an issue opening EyeTV sources (#5514)
 

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HandBrake 1.7.2​


Video​

  • Improved automatic selection of Dolby Vision Level
  • Fixed an issue in AMD VCN, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, NVIDIA NVENC, and VP9 encoders that could cause the creation of an excessive number of keyframes (#5530)
  • Fixed unintentional automatic pass through of closed caption side data when using NVIDIA NVENC encoder
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Linux​

  • Improved performance by removing duplicate graphic assets and reducing file size
  • Fixed Flatpak file chooser opening home directory instead of the previously selected directory
  • Fixed last item in the queue sometimes having the wrong destination path
  • Fixed some memory leaks in the graphical interface

Mac​

  • Added a workaround to prevent a system crash when using VideoToolbox encoders with macOS 14 Sonoma on Apple Silicon Ultra
  • Added a workaround to prevent issues decoding H.264 video by disabling VideoToolbox hardware decoding for Level 6.1 and 6.2
  • Fixed a crash opening an empty folder

Windows​

  • Added Automation Properties to some controls on the audio tab to assist screen readers
  • Fixed NVIDIA NVDEC option being ignored (#5569)
  • Fixed startup crash related to theme loading (#5567)
  • Fixed subtitle language order not being honoured (#5590)
Source: Release 1.7.2 · HandBrake/HandBrake

 

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HandBrake 1.7.3​

All platforms​


General​

  • Fixed formatting leading zeros for timestamps in logs
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Video​

  • Fixed an issue that could potentially cause incorrect detection of source FPS value (#5677)

Subtitles​

  • Fixed tx3g to SSA subtitles conversion

Linux​

  • Fixed the "All Files" open file dialog filter to really show all files
  • Fixed an issue where adding a new default audio track automatically set the gain to -20 dB

Mac​

  • Fixed a regression introduced in HandBrake 1.7.2 by the workaround for VideoToolbox crashes on Sonoma
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Windows​

  • Improved security hardening of loading of DLL files within libhb by limiting search scope (#5724)
  • Improved keyboard navigation on Chapters tab (#5679)
  • Fixed an issue that could cause encodes to appear stalled when process isolation is turned on
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent QSV decode from being used when a system also has a non-Intel GPU
  • Fixed an issue where the drive label was not always correctly detected (#5711)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

 

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