Tuesday, May 21, 2013

HandBrake 0.9.9

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Convert from many common multimedia file formats, including unprotected DVD or BluRay sources to a handful of modern output file formats. The latest version of this popular freeware application released on 20th!

HandBrake at .NeXT

  • Multi-platform, Multi-threaded Video Transcoder
  • Video Encoding to several popular formats (H.264, Mpeg-4, Mpeg-2, Theora)
  • File Formats (MP4 and MKV)
  • Audio Encoding (and passthru) - AAC, MP3, FLAC, AC3, DTS, DTSHD etc
  • Subtitle Support (SRT, SSA, VOBSub, Closed Captions)
  • Filters (DeInterlace, DeTelecine, Deblocking, Cropping, Scaling)
  • Chapters
  • Presets for common use-cases
  • And many more...

New in this version:

* Improved HandBrake pineapple icon by Matt Johnson
* Improved Retina-resolution icons within the application
* Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support
- works with Foreign Audio Search
- can be Burned-In
- can be passed through to MKV (but not MP4)
* Additional video framerates
- 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
* Double framerate ("bob") mode for the deinterlace and decomb filters
* Better audio remix support
- additional mixdowns: 6.1, 7.1, 7.1 (5F/2R/LFE)
> CLI users should note 6ch becomes 5point1
- better-than-Stereo sources can be upmixed to 5.1
- discard one channel from Stereo sources
> Mono (Left Only), Mono (Right Only)
* Allow the selection of higher audio bitrates where appropriate
* Allow the selection of lower audio samplerates where appropriate
- 8, 11.025, 12, 16 kHz
* Audio dithering (TPDF) when converting to 16-bit FLAC
* Use libavcodec for DTS audio decoding (instead of libdca)
- DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete support
* All graphical interfaces: support for x264's preset, tune and profile options
- alternative to the Advanced panel (which is still available)
- HandBrake-specific option to ensure compliance with a specific H.264 level
* Updated built-in presets
- take advantage of x264 preset/tune/profile support
- removed increasingly suboptimal and irrelevant Legacy presets
* Assorted bug fixes and improvements to the core library (libhb)
* Updated libraries
- x264 r2273-b3065e6
- Libav v9.6
- libbluray 0.2.3
* User Interface has been re-written in WPF
- Includes many small UI enhancements
* Switched to .NET 4 Client Profile
- smaller download for those who don't have .NET 4 Full installed

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