Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Handbrake 0.9.5 just released

Handbrake, everyone's favorite open-source video transcoder that can be used to rip / convert just about any movie type now has a new version out. Handbrake 0.9.5 was just released for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This is the first new version in at least a year and a half.

Release Highlights (selectively copied from their forum):

  • BluRay disc structure support. (No decryption support) 
  • Updated Libraries (x264, ffmpeg) 
  • MP3 audio now supported in MP4 files (Note: Limited Player compatibility) 
  • VOBSUB subtitle now supported in MP4 files (Note: Limited Player compatibility) 
  • Updated Presets for newer devices and better quality 
  • AC3 encoding support. 
  • Many Bug Fixes and other small improvements
  • Improved DVD Main Feature detection (when using dvdnav) 
  • Universal audio downmix support (all audio types can be downmixed) 
  • Point*to*Point encoding (second or frame start and end times)
  • Peak framerate option (Capped VFR) 
  • Updated x264 Advanced Panel
  • Video Quality Slider drops % value and only shows RF for x264
  • Batch Scan (Scan Multiple files at once. N.B: Does not include multiple VIDEO_TS folders / Image files) 
  • Many Tweaks to improve usability.
  • Ability to edit queue jobs

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