HandBrake 1.5.1 [Update]

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 1.5.0 changelog:

All platforms

Video

  • Fixed an issue on older Intel CPUs causing the CLI to fail to initialize (#3924)
  • Updated video engine to preserve chroma sample location information
  • Updated Intel Quick Sync to use the Intel oneAPI Video Processing Library (oneVPL)

Audio

  • Fixed MP2 audio sources not utilizing the fallback encoder when pass through is disabled (#3863)
  • Fixed FFmpeg AAC audio encoder quality mode scale range (#1295)

Subtitles

  • Fixed an issue with captions pass through durations (#3764)

Build system

  • Fixed multiple potential race conditions in Flatpak build process
  • Updated mac-toolchain-build script with newer tool versions

Third-party libraries

  • Updated libraries
  • FFmpeg 4.4.1 (decoding and filters)
  • FreeType 2.11.1 (subtitles)
  • Fribidi 1.0.11 (subtitles)
  • HarfBuzz 3.1.2 (subtitles)
  • Jansson 2.14 (JSON architecture)
  • libass 0.15.2 (subtitles)
  • libdav1d 0.9.2 (AV1 decoding)
  • libjpeg-turbo 2.1.2 (preview image compression)
  • libogg 1.3.5 (Xiph codecs support)
  • libvpx 1.11.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
  • zimg 3.0.3 (color conversion)

Linux

  • Fixed a filter settings issue that resulted in incorrect filters being added to jobs (#3910)
  • Updated Intel QSV Flatpak plugin to use Intel MediaSDK 21.3.5
  • Updated Flatpak dependencies
  • Freedesktop Platform 21.08
  • GNOME 41
  • Added Corsican (Corsu) translation
  • Updated translations
  • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
  • Dutch (Nederlands)
  • French (Français)
  • Korean (한국어)
  • Spanish (Español)
  • Swedish (Svenska)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Mac

  • Requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
  • Fixed potential issues where encoding process could get stuck on efficiency cores in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with automatic naming not applying correctly
  • Fixed main window not being shown upon editing a job in the queue
  • Updated queue statistics tab to include average encoding speed and percent of original file size
  • Added "Move to top" and "Move to bottom" to the queue context menu
  • Added a stop breakpoint to the queue, set when stop after job is selected and may be reordered (#2572)
  • Added native support for the VideoToolbox API, enabling advanced features such as frame multi-pass, mastering display and content light metadata, and chroma location; the previous implementation via FFmpeg's libavcodec has been removed
  • Added Corsican (Corsu) translation
  • Updated translations
  • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
  • French (Français)
  • German (Deutsch)
  • Italian (Italiano)
  • Portuguese (Português)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Windows

  • Requires Windows 10 or later and Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.0 or later
  • Fixed a potential crash when encoding using Intel QSV in 2-pass mode (#4026)
  • Fixed potential issues where encoding process could get stuck on efficiency cores in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with static preview not updating when switching between automatic and custom cropping modes (#3911)
  • Updated the toolbar preset dropdown to an overlay panel that utilizes a tree view which saves state
  • Updated UI with various improvements to layout, typography, and cosmetics
  • Updated queue statistics tab to include average encoding speed and content information
  • Updated automatic naming file format placeholders to be live options
  • Updated Send File To preference to set HB_SOURCE, HB_DESTINATION, and HB_EXIT_CODE environment variables, which can be used instead of arguments
  • Added new exit_code parameter to Send File To preference
  • Added "Move to top" and "Move to bottom" to the queue context menu
  • Added a stop breakpoint to the queue, set when stop after job is selected and may be reordered (#2572)
  • Added support for Windows 10/11 notifications, enable in Preferences > When Done
  • Added support for Right to Left UI rendering for languages that require it. This can be set in preferences
  • Added Traditional Chinese (正體中文) translation

Updated translations

  • Simplified Chinese (简体中文) - includes fix for access keys in menus
  • Corsican (Corsu)
  • German (Deutsch)
  • Italian (Italiano)
  • Japanese (日本語)

Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Changes in HandBrake 1.5.1:

Build system

  • Fixed an issue with the source tarball that broke Flathub Builds.

Windows

  • The Windows UI is now .NET 6.0 only. (.NET 5.0 is no longer additionally required)

Download: HandBrake 1.5.1 (64-bit) | Portable 64-bit (Open Source)
Download: HandBrake 1.0.7 (32-bit) | 9.6 MB
Links: HandBrake Website | Other Operating Systems | Screenshot

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