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HandBrake 1.7.0


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.


  • 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 1.7.0 changelog:


  • 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


  • 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)


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


  • 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]

Download: HandBrake 1.7.0 (64-bit) | Portable 64-bit (Open Source)
Download: HandBrake 1.7.0 (ARM64) | 17.8 MB
Links: HandBrake Website | Other Operating Systems | Screenshot

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