HandBrake 1.3.1

HandBrake

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.

Here is a detailed breakdown of HandBrake’s features:

  • Built-in Device Presets—Get started with HandBrake in seconds by choosing a profile optimized 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 Blu-ray sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.

Outputs:

  • File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV
  • Video Encoders: H.265 (x265 and QuickSync), H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8 and Theora
  • Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis
  • Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, E-AC3, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC and MP3 tracks

Additional features:

  • Title/ Chapter Selection
  • Queue up Multiple Encodes
  • Chapter Markers
  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
  • Constant Quality or Average BitRate Video Encoding
  • Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
  • Video Filters—Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and Scaling
  • Live Video Preview

HandBrake 1.3.1 changelog (all platforms):

General

  • Fixed potential crash when opening a DVD source

Video

  • Fixed rotation/flip not working properly in some cases

  • Fixed an issue with QSV failures when using --start-at

  • Updated presets using x265 to set aq-mode 1, the default prior to HandBrake 1.3.0

  • Improved AMD VCE rate control by always explicitly setting the rate control method

  • Added a workaround to fix x265 not parsing the H.265 Level setting where localized

  • Added an upstream patch to fix x265 limit-tu bug in loading co-located CU's TU depth

  • Added an upstream patch to fix x265 2-pass encoding failure

  • Added an upstream patch to fix x265 VBV macroblocking at end of final GOP

Audio

  • Fixed importing older presets where "und" was used to select any language track

  • Since HandBrake 1.3.0, "any" selects any language track and "und" selects undefined language tracks only

  • Fixed secondary audio tracks on Blu-ray sources not being detected in some cases

Subtitles

  • Fixed importing older presets where "und" was used to select any language track
  • Since HandBrake 1.3.0, "any" selects any language track and "und" selects undefined language tracks only [full release notes]

Download: HandBrake 1.0.7 (32-bit) | 9.6 MB (Open Source)
Download: HandBrake 1.3.1 (64-bit) | Portable 64-bit (~17.0 MB)
Links: HandBrake Website | Other Operating Systems | Screenshot

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