Handbrake 1.5.0 – Neowin

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January 9, 2022 4:46 PM EST

HandBrake is an open source, GPL licensed, cross-platform, multithreaded video transcoder available for MacOS X, Linux, and Windows. Handbrake can handle most common media files and any DVD or BluRay source that does not contain any type of copy protection.

Here’s 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 who want more choice, change many basic and advanced options to improve your encodings.
  • Supported input sources—Handbrake can handle most common media files and any DVD or Blu-ray source that does not contain any type of copy protection.

The exits:

  • 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 multiple codes
  • Chapter markers
  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
  • Constant quality or medium bit rate video encoding
  • Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
  • Video filters: deinterlacing, decompressing, unblocking, unblocking, grayscale, cropping and scaling
  • Live video preview

HandBrake 1.5.0 changelog:

All platforms

Video

  • Fixed issue on older Intel processors causing CLI to fail initialization (# 3924)
  • Updated video engine to preserve location information of chroma samples
  • Intel Quick Sync updated to use Intel oneAPI Video Processing Library (oneVPL)

audio

  • Fixed MP2 audio sources not using the backup encoder when pass through is disabled (# 3863)
  • Fixed FFmpeg AAC Audio Encoder Quality Mode Scale Range (# 1295)

Subtitles

  • Fixed issue with subtitles crossing durations (# 3764)

Building system

  • Fixed several potential racing conditions in the Flatpak building process
  • Mac-toolchain-build script updated 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)
  • lbass 0.15.2 (subtitles)
  • libdav1d 0.9.2 (AV1 decoding)
  • libjpeg-turbo 2.1.2 (preview image compression)
  • libogg 1.3.5 (Xiph codec support)
  • libvpx 1.11.0 (VP8 / VP9 video encoding)
  • zimg 3.0.3 (color conversion)

Linux

  • Fixed a filter settings issue that caused incorrect filters to be 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 translation (Corsu)
  • Updated translations
  • Simplified Chinese (简体 中文)
  • Dutch (Netherlands)
  • French French)
  • Korean (한국어)
  • Spanish (Spanish)
  • Swedish (Svenska)
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Mac

  • Requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
  • Fixed potential issues where the encoding process could get stuck on efficiency cores in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with automatic naming not applying correctly
  • Fixed the main window not showing up when editing a job in the queue
  • Updated Queue Statistics tab to include average encoding speed and percentage of original file size
  • Added “Move up” and “Move down” to the queue context menu
  • Added breakpoint breakpoint to queue, set when stop after task is selected and can be rearranged (# 2572)
  • Added native VideoToolbox API support, allowing advanced features such as multi-pass images, mastery of content display and light metadata, and chroma location; previous implementation via libavcodec of FFmpeg has been removed
  • Added Corsican translation (Corsu)
  • Updated translations
  • Simplified Chinese (简体 中文)
  • French French)
  • German (German)
  • italian (italian)
  • Portuguese (Português)
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

the Windows

  • Requires Windows 10 or later and Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.0 or later
  • Fixed potential crash when encoding using Intel QSV in 2 pass mode (# 4026)
  • Fixed potential issues where the encoding process could get stuck on efficiency cores in some cases
  • Fixed issue with static preview not updating when switching between auto and custom crop modes (# 3911)
  • Updated the drop-down list of toolbar presets to an overlay panel that uses a tree view that saves state
  • Updated user interface with various layout, typography, and cosmetics improvements
  • Updated Queue Statistics tab to include average encoding speed and content information
  • Updated auto-naming file format placeholders to be live options
  • Updated the Send file to preference to set the HB_SOURCE, HB_DESTINATION, and HB_EXIT_CODE environment variables, which can be used in place of arguments
  • Added a new exit_code parameter to the Send file to preference
  • Added “Move up” and “Move down” to the queue context menu
  • Added breakpoint breakpoint to queue, set when stop after task is selected and can be rearranged (# 2572)
  • Added support for Windows 10/11 notifications, enable them 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 translation (æ­£ é«” 中文)

Updated translations

  • Simplified Chinese (简体 中文) – includes fix for access keys in menus
  • Corsica (Corsu)
  • German (German)
  • italian (italian)
  • Japanese (日本語)

Various bug fixes and improvements

Download: HandBrake 1.5.0 (64 bit) | 64-bit portable (Open Source)
Download: HandBrake 1.0.7 (32 bit) | 9.6 MB
Links: HandBrake Website | Other operating systems | Screenshot

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