Mittwoch, 29. Februar 2012

HandBrake 0.9.6 - Versatile video encoder; convert any source to MPEG-4 and more.. (Free)

HandBrake 0.9.6 - Versatile video encoder; convert any source to MPEG-4 and more.. (Free): "

HandBrake is a GPL'd multiplatform, multithreaded video encoding tool.

Supported Sources:

  • VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted -- CSS is not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), BDMV folder, and some .VOB and .TS files
  • Any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
  • File format: MP4 and MKV
  • Video: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, HE-AAC, AC3, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC or AC3, DTS and DTS-HD pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
Misc features:
  • Chapter selection
  • Soft subtitle support (DVD/VobSub in DVD/MKV/MP4, SRT files, SRT/UTF-8 in MKV, ASS/SSA in MKV, TX3G/3GPP in MP4 - DVD/VobSub and ASS/SSA subtitles can also be burned-in the picture)
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Grayscale encoding

Version 0.9.6:


  • Video:
    • updated libx264 (revision 2146)
    • MPEG-2 encoder (from libavcodec)
    • advanced options support for libavcodec encoders format: option1=value1:option2=value2-bf 2 -trellis 2 becomes bf=2:trellis=2
  • Audio:
    • audio gain control (increase/decrease audio volume)
    • updated libogg (1.3.0) and libvorbis (aoTuV b6.03)
    • new AAC encoder (from libavcodec) (considered experimental) (supported mixdowns: Mono/Stereo/Dolby?, 5.1 will come later) (should be on par with faac in terms of quality, sometimes better)
    • FLAC encoder (16-bit, MKV container only)
    • Mac OS X: HE-AAC encoding support, via Core Audio
    • quality-based variable bitrate encoding support works with: Lame MP3, Vorbis, Core Audio AAC only implemented in CLI and Linux GUI
    • AC3 encoder: set Dolby Surround flag in stream parameters when mixdown is Dolby Surround or Pro Logic II
  • Audio Passthru:
    • DTS Passthru to MP4 container (in addition to MKV) (supported by e.g. VLC, MPlayer)
    • DTS-HD Passthru (MP4, MKV containers)
    • MP3 Passthru (MP4, MKV containers)
    • AAC Passthru (MP4, MKV containers) (known issue: Magic Cookie not passed through from MPEG Program/Transport? streams, which will break playback in e.g. QuickTime Player)
    • Auto Passthru: one encoder, multiple codecs lets you define allowed codecs (from supported passthru codecs) lets you pick a fallback encoder if passthru is not possible
  • start MKV clusters with a video keyframe whenever possible should improve seeking and DLNA streaming
  • bug fix: use ISO 639-2 bibliographic form for MKV language codes
  • bug fix: fix crash due to division by zero in MP4 muxer
  • bug fix: fix muxing of Closed Captions. Improper interleaving broke playback on some players
  • Video:
    • updated libav* libraries from Libav ( (v0.7-1696-gcae4f4b, late October 2011) frame-based multithreading for H.264, VP8 10-bit decoding support for H.264, DNxHD Apple ProRes? decoding support
    • improved average framerate detection
    • duplicate frame detection for improved frame drop decision (CFR/PFR)
    • new Same as source, Constant Framerate option for devices that don't support variable framerate automatically picks a constant framerate closest to the detected average framerate
    • bug fix: fix problem when resolution changes in the middle of a video stream
  • Audio:
    • Blu-ray: make TrueHD, DTS-HD and E-AC3 Secondary Audio streams available for decoding and/or passthrough
    • bug fix: libavcodec-decoded streams can now be decoded multiple times previously, multiple decodes of the same source tracks weren't possible and audio output tracks had to be dropped
    • bug fix: fix audio screech at beginning of some audio tracks when decoding AC3
    • bug fix: fix DTS decoder audio volume (was too low)
    • bug fix: garbled audio when decoding DTS-HD audio from MKV containers
    • bug fix: fix support for DTS-HD High Resolution Audio in MPEG Transport streams
  • Subtitles:
    • updated libass (0.10.0)
    • improved handling of subtitles with overlapping timestamps
    • improved handling of DVD subtitles without Stop Display commands
    • SSA subtitles are now passed through to MKV without conversion to SRT/UTF-8
    • bug fix: fix rendering problem with SSA subtitles when no font is embedded in the source video
  • improved MPEG Program/Transport? stream support support for MPEG-1 Program streams support for HD-DVD EVOB streams improved handling of Transport streams that have no PCR
  • WTV container support (via libavformat)
  • bug fix: files with more than 20 tracks (video, audio, subtitles etc.) are now supported
  • bug fix: some QuickTime MOV files were misdirected as MPEG Transport streams
  • bug fix: fix detection of TrueType? font attachments that don't have the correct MIME type
  • new, much improved decomb filter (but slower) new settings are default old settings become decomb "Fast"
  • improved "Normal" preset (much faster, similar file size and quality)
  • removed obsolete legacy presets
  • added new device presets for Android phones/tablets recent and/or powerful devices recommended
Mac OS X:
  • DVD decryption:
    • VLC 2.x or later will not work for DVD decryption and is therefore unsupported as of HandBrake 0.9.6
    • libdvdcss is now the preferred method for DVD decryption already works with HandBrake 0.9.5 a .pkg installer is available from Videolan
  • Build system:
    • support for Xcode 4 and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" no longer supported
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion support:
    • bug fix: Live Preview window widgets updated to work under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • bug fix: fixed positioning of widgets in the Audio panel under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Other:
    • wider main window providing more room for various widgets
  • Target Size is gone, and isn't coming back Don't bother complaining on the forums
  • CLI: support for x264 presets, tunes and profiles new --x264-preset, --x264-tune and --x264-profile options
  • DVD: fix issues with some discs
  • DVD: improved main feature detection
  • updated libbluray (0.0.1-pre-213-ga869da8, late May 2011)

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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