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NEWS file for HandBrake <>
Changes betwen 0.9.5 and 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
-> OS X 10.7 Lion support:
- bug fix: Live Preview window widgets updated to work under Lion
- bug fix: fixed positioning of widgets in the Audio panel under Lion
-> Other:
- wider main window providing more room for various widgets
Windows GUI:
-> Preview window:
- complete redesign
- support for VLC or the system default video player
- dropped built-in QuickTime playback support
-> Other:
- much improved control over the default audio and subtitle tracks selected (see Options)
- ability to set the minimal title length that will show up during a scan (see Options)
- several other usability improvements
- installer now has a silent option for easier network installs (launch the installer with /S)
Linux GUI:
-> Audio panel:
- new advanced audio options section for gain and audio track names
- dynamic range compression and samplerate moved to advanced audio options
-> Other:
- minor UI tweaks and usability enhancements
- 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 (e.g. True Grit, Thor, Transformers 3)
- DVD: improved main feature detection
- updated libbluray (0.0.1-pre-213-ga869da8, late May 2011)
Changes between 0.9.4 and 0.9.5:
* Core Library
- BluRay disc structure support. (No decryption support)
- Updated Libraries (x264, ffmpeg)
- SSA Subtitle support. (Including burn-in)
- 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)
*All GUIs
- 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)
- Peak framerate option (Capped VFR)
- Many Bug fixes
- Many Tweaks to improve usability.
- Ability to edit queue jobs
- Point-to-Point encoding (second or frame start and end times)
* Mac GUI
- New Audio Panel supporting >4 Audio Tracks
- VLC detection in /Applications and ~/Applications
* Windows GUI
- Encode Status in GUI. (CLI window is now always hidden)
- Improved Auto-Naming for Destination file name.
- Drag / Drop Video onto Main Window to scan.
* Linux GUI
- Multiple instance support (run multiple copies of ghb at once)
- Many Bug fixes and UI improvements.
Changes between 0.9.3 and 0.9.4:
* New build system, allowing 64-bit binaries (around 10% faster)
* Soft subtitles and Closed Captions:
- DVD Closed Captions
- ATSC Closed Captions
- SRT subtitle import
- Text soft subtitles in MP4 and MKV output
- Bitmap soft subtitles in MKV output
* Better support for DVD inputs:
- Uses libdvdnav
- DVD angles support
- Workaround for libdvdread malloc bomb on invalid PGC entry
- DVD drive region detection support in Linux
- Handles DVD programs with more than 16 streams
- No longer tries to detect and discard duplicate titles when scanning
- Libdvdnav patched to perform read error recovery
- Libdvdread patched to allow raw device access in Windows
- Handles poorly mastered DVDs that had the menus ripped out of them
* Better support for non-DVD inputs:
- Preserves MP4 metadata
- TrueHD
- DTS-HD demuxing
- 8 bit audio
- Better handling of transport streams where audio starts first
- Better handling of transport streams that have been spliced together, leading to duplicate timestamps
- Better VC-1 frame detection
- Fixes bug that was causing one sec. of audio to be dropped on many ffmpeg files
- Looks harder for aspect ratio info from DV sources
- No longer truncates the last (dummy) chapter
- Allows specifying field parity for detelecine and decomb
* Better AV sync
* Support for sources with no audio
* DTS passthrough for MKV
* x264 bumped from r1169 to r1347, which means speed optimizations, new default settings (see r2742 commit comment), the magic of macroblock tree rate control (mbtree), a new CRF curve (meaning you will get different, generally lower bitrates at the same RF, with similar quality metrics), and weighted P-Frames (disabled by default for Baseline encodes and the AppleTV preset).
* Better sample interleaving
* Better, optional deinterlacer for decomb (EEDI2)
* New mode structure for the decomb filter
* Variable verbose logging levels
* Fixed timing for first two frames coming out of filters
* Libtheora bumped to 1.1.0
* Improvements to our theora implementation (2 pass encoding + soft target rate control)
* Caters to Theora's insistence on content having mod16 framing dimensions specified
* Flushes LAME encoder's final packets
* Fixed interjob framerate calculation
* Fixed pthreads regression in cygwin
* Tweaks for packaging tools
* Solaris 10 build support
All interfaces:
* Live video preview
* New subtitle tab
* New filters and picture settings inspector
* Custom anamorphic mode
* Updated Sparkle
* Custom number of preview images
* Quality slider now works off actual rate factor/quantizer values instead of percentages
* Partially updated advanced x264 tab
* New built-in presets
* Use libdvdnav by default on DVD sources
* Removed Constant QP encoding option for x264 (use CRF)
* Various bug fixes and UI tweaks
* x264 turbo 1st pass mode now uses subme=2 not subme=1
* Core Audio AAC encoding
* H.264 video source decoding crash fixed
* Queue displays varying row heights based on encode settings
* Fixed EyeTV package scanning
* 64bit / 32 bit VLC detection
* Preset import/export
* New audio tab
* AAC audio source decoding bug fixed
* Tray minimization is now optional
* Queue can now be started from main window
* Growl for Windows notification support
* General UI improvements
* Preset import
* Preferred language control for audio dubs and subtitles
* Fixed file extensions resetting to m4v when enabling chapter markers in mkv
* Faster updating of GUI elements from CLI data
* Cleanup / Improved some of the programs options. (Growl, use m4v, drive detection)
* Numerous fixes in the Picture Settings Panel and CLI Query Handling code.
* Bug Fixes and Usability improvements.
* General UI improvements
* Inhibits sleep mode while encoding
* Single title scan
* Chapter duration display
* Notifications when encodes complete
* Tray minimization
* Full screen preview
* Preset import/export
* Preferred language control for audio dubs and subtitles
* Preferences rearrangement
* Preference to auto-apply .m4v extension
* New system tray icon behavior
* Preference for what to do when encode completes
* Preference for how often to delete activity logs
* Preference to disable automatic scanning
* New Gnome session manager support
* Improved "auto" audio selection
* Use .m4v as the default extension for the MPEG-4 container
* Use .m4v when soft subs are enabled
* Alternate angle encoding fix
* Only strips drive letters for Windows builds
* Show correct audio format info when it's been sanitized for incompatibilities
* Preserve chapter list modifications made to queued jobs
* Fixed error when navigating chapter titles with the keyboard
* Bug Fixes.
* Options to handle new subtitle, anamorphic, and preview features
* --srt-file, --srt-codeset, --srt-offset, --srt-lang, --srt-default
* --native-dub option lets users request dubbing instead of subs when the audio isn't in their native language
* Allow encoding sources with no audio without explicitly stating -a none
* Update checker on MinGW built exe should now work correctly.
* Matches GUIs' default verbosity level of 1
Changes between 0.9.2 and 0.9.3:
0.9.3 Snapshot 5 -> 0.9.3 Final
- Better PMT processing
- Basic underlying support for live previews (encode from a seek point for a set number of frames)
- Better searching for IDR frames in H.264 streams
- Preset changes (iPhone goes CRF, some old Apple presets resurrected as Legacy)
- Assorted bug fixes
0.9.3 Snapshot 4 -> 0.9.3 Snapshot 5 (r1913)
Core Library
- VC-1 stream input
- Newer libmp4v2, which fixes the issue with output > 2 gigs in Linux
- Proper allocation for preview frames
- Avoids corruption of previews of sources that use widths that aren't cleanly divisible by 8
- Decodes DTS internally instead of using ffmpeg, to allow mixdowns
- Better support for DTS in MKV files with implicit timestamps or large timestamp errors
- Ensures proper chroma size by rounding up when dealing with odd dimensions
- Ensures "auto" samplerate sends a valid value to faac (22050, 24000, 32000, 44100, or 48000)
- Bumped Theora to 1.0 final
- Bumped x264 to r1024, which includes Nehalem optimizations as well as speed boosts for things such as b-adapt=2
- Allows multibyte characters in chapter titles
Windows GUI
- Fixes issue parsing presets that use maxWidth and maxHeight (-X and -Y)
- DRC defaults to 1 now
- Chapter markers disabled for non-DVD sources
- Makes sure Normal preset gets loaded
- Fixes arithmetic overflow crash when scanning
Linux GUI
- Update checker
- Limits range of chapters to encode to the number of chapters on the DVD
- Disabled entry of dimensions larger than the source
- Allows overriding of audio (tracks, bitrates, samplerates, codecs, mixdowns) and x264 options in built-in presets
- Documentation updates have begun on the wiki, although they are not yet complete
0.9.3 Snapshot 3 -> 0.9.3 Snapshot 4 (r1896)
Core Library
- Converts video in other color spaces to YUV420 (this means DV support)
- Official, standards-based AC3-in-MP4
- Tries to base the AV timing for streams off audio when possible
- Keeps some audio fixes for lost packets in over the air streams from interfering with other sources
- Handles rendering of sources where the picture resolution changes mid-stream (this fixes the long-standing bug reading a particular episode of Doctor Who)
- Wider window for clock references (AV sync)
- Fixed a crash when closing out data for AAC encoding on aborted encodes
- Rejiggered verbose activity log display to be more laconic by default
- Updated x264 to r1016, which means b-rdo and bime are gone and replaced with new subme modes
- DTS and HDMV DTS audio support in streams
- Doesn't show the audio track button on iPhones/iPod Touches unless there's more than 1 track
- Tries to avoid garbage data from AC3 sync by searching for two agreeing packets
- As the MPEG4IP project is defunct, switched to an independently maintained libmp4v2 which has folded in all our cumbersome patches
- Fixed SunOS compilation
- Fixed conflict between maxHeight and maxWidth and loose anamorphic
- Warn in the log when titles are being ignored during scan for lack of audio
- Fixed bug with Slow/Slowest deinterlacing and decomb which could leave a flickering line at the top or bottom of the screen
- Extracts audio and subtitle types from DVD sources, to do things like label commentary tracks
- Better handling of the beginning of AVI and WMV sources that start after time 0
- Optimize MP4 for web download works with AC3 tracks now
- Nested presets
- Individual activity logs for each encode (stored by default in ~/Application Support/HandBrake, can be co-located with encoded file destination by preference)
- Allows reading from ZFS volumes
- Fixed target size mode. It keeps breaking itself. Maybe it should just be put out of its misery...
- Assorted other improvements
Windows GUI
- Nested presets
- Individual activity logs for each encode
- Slow and slower deinterlacing and decomb work now in Windows
- Added resizeable update window
- Fixed parsing of non-DVD source audio formats
- Restored Copy to Clipboard to the Activity Log Window, among other enhancements to it
- Fixed bug with MKV presets showing up as .m4v
- Assorted other improvements
Linux GUI (GTK)
- Nested presets
- Individual activity logs for each encode
- Allows pending queue items to be removed, and reloaded in the main window for editing
- Better handling of HD previews
- Assorted other improvements
- Updated presets to the equivalent of the nested ones in the GUIs
- Allows setting custom audio track names in MP4 files
- Allows selection of the COLR atom in MP4 files, between Bt.601 and Bt.709
- Fixed reading of device paths in OS X
A special note on the new presets (they're collapsible-triangle-folder-thing-errific!)
- Deux Six Quatre, Blind, Broke, and Bedlam are gone. They were dead weight.
- iPod Low-Rez is now iPod Classic & iPod Nano
- iPod High-Rez is now iPod Legacy
- iPhone / iPod Touch is now iPhone & iPod Touch, so take care CLI users
- Animation and Television now use the decomb and detelecine (VFR) filters
- High Profile presets now use psy-trellis and the new subme 9 mode with B-frame RD refinement
- AppleTV is now CRF, so sizes will vary with content
- PS3 preset should be fixed
- Constant Quality Rate still needs its quality % lowered, probably
The keen reader is already asking "iPod Legacy? WTF is iPod High-Rez called iPod Legacy now?"
The answer is Universal.
The Universal preset is designed to play on all modern iPods (anything newer than the iPod 5.5G). It also plays on iPhones. It also plays on AppleTVs. It should also play just about anywhere else, hence the name. It is full anamorphic DVD resolution--no tricks with downscaling like stuff from the iTunes Store. It includes chapters, and has the first audio track in both AAC (DPL2 downmixed) and AC3 pass-thru, just like the AppleTV preset. In fact, it should give the same quality as the AppleTV preset, but faster...and at a larger file size. Like the AppleTV preset, it used CRF, so sizes will vary.
0.9.3 Snapshot2 -> 0.9.3 Snapshot 3 (r1797)
Core Library:
- Universal input support, utilizing libavcodec from the FFmpeg project for decoding non-MPEG-2 video
- Newer, faster, better version of the x264 codec, including psychovisual optimizations
- Better AV sync through full compliance with the MPEG Standard Target Decoder timing model
- More accurate auto-cropping
- Support for New Zealand and Norwegian HDTV broadcasts (H.264 and AAC-LATM in MPEG-TS)
- Detelecine is now "VFR detelecine" by default, dropping some frames and extending others to make up lost time, old behavior of keeping duplicate frames is enabled by selecting a framerate besides "Same as source"
- Threaded deinterlacing in Slow and Slower modes
- Threaded and entirely rewritten decomb filter
- Better audio resampling interpolator
- Better gamma in QuickTime through the use of the COLR MP4 atom
- Better constant quality encoding when using FFmpeg
- Hopefully better cache and virtual memory performance by recycling buffers that were most recently used instead of least
- Fix for MP4s with "negative duration" errors.
- Set the detelecine filter to work better with PAL by using "loose" breaks
- Fix for missing initial H.264 NAL units, improves reliability of 8x8dct
- Fix for subtitle-scan with XviD encoding
- Fix for crash at the end of 2nd pass using x264
- Deblock filter works now
- Rewritten update system, so the core library can read a portion of Sparkle appcasts.
- Updates for libsamplerate, libogg, xvidcore, libtheora, libmpeg2, lame, faac, and of course ffmpeg and x264.
- Entirely rewritten and far more flexible queue that can be saved between sessions, capable of preserving queued items after a crash
- Now requires vlc 0.9.xx to read protected dvd's in the users /Applications folder
- Fix for 4x3 loose anamorphic to keep it from downscaling
- Countless other improvements
Windows GUI
- Resolution calculation
- Better preset bar
- Better queue (including queue recovery feature)
- Better activity log window
- Improved UI (layout changes, animated x264 options, DVD drive detection, duration displayed)
- More options - includes support for custom auto name format & starting the CLI minimized
- Countless other improvements
Linux GUI (GTK)
- It's alive!
Known Issues in Snapshot 3
- Possibility of a flickering line at the top or bottom of the frame after Slow or Slower deinterlacing or decombing
- Input bitrate display may be off by a factor of 100 for H.264-in-TS sources
- Constant Quality Rate preset probably needs a lower quality level (60% - 55%)
- With non-DVD sources that don't have AC3 audio, you can't encode 1 input audio track to multiple output audio tracks
- Slow and Slower deinterlacing and decombing are BROKEN in Windows
- QuickTime won't read Xvid-in-MP4 output, although VLC will
- Windows GUI does not detect all audio tracks from non-DVD sources
0.9.3 Snapshot 1 -> 0.9.3 Snapshot 2 (r1477)
Core Library:
- Anamorphic PAR for the AVI container
- Allow constant frame rates when they different from the source's frame rate (otherwise pass through the variable MPEG-2 frame durations )
- Decomb filter (selectively deinterlaces when it sees interlacing in the frame)
- Filter bug fixed, that would skip any filters after detelecine, if VFR wasn't enabled
- Loose anamorphic + FFmpeg video bug fixed
Windows GUI:
- Title dropdown list bug fixed
- Missing log file bug fixed
- Default audio samplerate changed to 48kHz, audio bitrate changed to 160kbps.
- Samplerate entry bug fixed
0.9.2 -> 0.9.3 Snapshot 1 (r1457)
Core Library:
- New audio subsystem (no more AAC+AC3, control each track's codec and settings individually)
- Removed libdvdcss (HandBrake no longer decrypts DVDs on its own, will use VLC to do so if it's available)
- Added Theora encoder
- Fixed x264-in-avi and ffmpeg-in-avi
- Fixed xvid
- More accurate scaling
- Major sync improvements
- Major stream improvements
- AAC+AC3 support in MKV
- MKV seeking fixes
- Make sure subtitles get displayed long enough to read them
- Updated VBV 2-pass and VBV 1-pass patch for x264
- Adaptive Quantization for x264
- Recover from bad preview scans
- Recover from invalid PGNs
- Fixed vorbis bitrate control
- Snapshot builds
- New audio interface
- Loads libdvdcss from VLC at runtime if it's present on the user's system
- No more general-purpose "Codecs" menu -- set video and audio codecs individually
- More robust preset system, in preparation for nested presets
- Made 64-bit MP4 file widget more prominent
- Only allow useful x264 options in the advanced tab
- Various fixes and improvements
- New x264 tab
- New audio interface
- Various fixes and improvements
- New audio interface
Changes between 0.9.1 and 0.9.2:
- AC3 in MP4 support
- Multi-track audio support for Apple devices
- Better handling of audio discontinuities
- More flexible, "loose" anamorphic
- Variable frame rate encoding
- MP4 optimization for progressive downloads
- Dynamic range compression for encoding from AC3 audio
- Ability to encode an audio stream and pass it through at the same time
- iPhone-compatible anamorphic (pasp atom)
- Robust program and transport stream support
- Better handling of DVD read errors from invalid VOB units
- Detects and works around missing end of cell markers
- Recovers from loss of signal in a stream
- Drops subtitles less often
- Keeps chapter markers in better sync and prevents duplicates
- Better handling of B-Frames
- Tunes FIFO sizes by CPU count
- Finally squashes the bug that cut off the end of movies
- Preset changes
- Standardizes on standard out for progress and standard error for everything else.
- Correct channel counts when passing AC3 audio to Matroska
- Tag MP4 files as encoded with HandBrake
- No more merging short chapters
- Newer copies of x264,
- VBV 2-pass patch for x264
- Sets keyframes for x264 by frame rate.
- Support for >2GB MKV files in Linux
- Code audio languages in a way QuickTime understands
- Better subtitle positioning
- Fewer crashes in 2-pass encoding
- Leopard Only
- Sparkle
- Reads .eyetv files as well as .dvdmedia files
- Much better queue
- More white space
- Code restructuring
- Activity window logging, complete with a "black box recorder" for crashes
- Ability to open a single title for a DVD instead of scanning the whole thing
- Warns people when they try to queue up two files with the same name
- Maintains picture filter states between jobs
- .xib Interface Builder files SVN can track
- Switches to NSImageView for previews, so no more useless OpenGL effects
- Temporary loss of localizations for foreign languages (the old system was broken anyway)
- Separate filter settings for every queued job
- Revamped preset system
- Sparkle-compatible update checker
- Activity log window
- CLI built-in preset parsing
- No more admin rights required in Vista
- Handles more display resolutions
- Built-in presets
- Short names for denoising (weak, medium, strong) and deinterlacing (fast, slow, slower)
- Solaris port
- No more x264b30 (use -e x264 -I -x level=30:cabac=0 instead or better yet an iPod preset)
- Chapter marker .csv input fixed
- CRF as default quality mode for x264, now -q is CRF and if you want CQP add -Q to it
Changes between 0.9.0 and 0.9.1:
Core HandBrake Changes:
+ Added: Forced subtitle support
+ Added: 6-channel Vorbis audio
+ Changed: Much better buffer management, leading to impressive speed-ups all over the place
+ Changed: Color subtitles now display in color, instead of being transparent.
+ Changed: All errors to stderr with hb_log() instead of to stdout with fprintf()
+ Changed: Accept stream input where the file type is in caps (.VOB instead of just .vob, etc)
+ Changed: Better quality Vorbis codec (AoTuV)
+ Changed: Faster (threaded) ffmpeg
+ Changed: Force x264 to use a key frame at chapter markers
+ Changed: Try to recover from bad preview scans instead of crashing
+ Fixed: No more hanging when using MKV with chapter markers
+ Fixed: "Same as source" FPS now works correctly when the end-credits of a progressive film are interlaced.
+ Fixed: "Slow" deinterlacing no longer doubles up the chapter markers
+ Fixed: Proper display of fading subtitles
+ Fixed: Nasty artifacts from inaccurate rounding in the video scaler
+ Fixed: Improved compatibility with streams that have missing/misplaced PMTs
Assorted other changes
Mac Changes:
+ Changed: Bigger buffer for the Activity Log
+ Changed: Redesigned Queueing window
+ Changed: Redesigned Preferences window
+ Changed: Structural reorganization of the code into more segmented files
+ Fixed: Closing the main window no longer causes HandBrake to quit
+ Fixed: Changing dimensions in Picture Settings no longer causes a crash
+ Fixed: Target size bitrate calculation
+ Fixed: Picture Settings previews now scale to display resolution and screen size
Assorted other changes
Windows Changes:
+ Added: More robust exception handling
+ Added: On-completion options to shutdown, suspend, etc
+ Added: Turn tooltips on or off
+ Changed: Open source, NullSoft installer
+ Fixed: Add-to-queue issues
+ Fixed: Foreign language issues
Assorted other changes
Changes between 0.8.5b1 and 0.9.0:
Core HandBrake Changes
+ Added: Matroska (MKV) container output
+ Added: Limited MPEG-2 transport stream (.VOB and .TS) input support
+ Added: Option to write MP4 files larger than 4GB
+ Added: Video filters (pullup, yadif, mcdeint, hqdn3d, pp7)
+ Added: DTS audio input
+ Changed: Switched to Lanczos scaling from libswscale
+ Changed: Precise chapter marker location
+ Changed: Newer libraries
+ Changed: Much faster (threaded) iPod encoding
+ Changed: "Same as source" works differently (better?) now
+ Fixed: Audio drops should be thoroughly banished now
+ Fixed: MP2 audio support
Assorted other changes
CLI Changes:
+ Added: Chapter naming
+ Added: Many new command line options for subtitles and filters.
+ Added: Turbo for 2-pass x264 encodes
Assorted other changes
Mac Changes:
+ Added: Chapter naming
+ Added: Growl support
+ Added: Advanced x264 settings tab
+ Added: Logging window
+ Added: Turbo for 2-pass x264 encodes
+ Added: Many new presets
+ Added: Unified toolbar
+ Changed: Default settings
+ Changed: Further integration of the queue and active queuing
+ Changed: Browse DVDs like any other volumes
+ Fixed: No more floating window syndrome (Mac)
+ Fixed: Presets retain "magic sauce" when you change settings
Assorted other changes
Windows Changes:
+ Changed: New C#-based Windows GUI front-end
+ Changed: Improved queuing
+ Changed: DVD information parser
Assorted other changes
Changes between 0.8.0b1 and 0.8.5b1
Core HandBrake Changes
+ Added: iTunes-style chapter markers.
+ Added: 5.1 AAC surround sound.
+ Added: Dolby Pro Logic I and II downmixing of discrete surround sound.
+ Added: 1-channel AAC sound from monophonic sources.
+ Added: Advanced x264 options. (including High Profile support)
+ Added: B-frames in x264 + .mp4
+ Added: PPC Linux Support.
+ Added: Preserve language IDs from the DVD in .mp4
+ Added: Snapshot build method.
+ Added: Anamorphic video display in QuickTime.
+ Changed: Renamed back to HandBrake.
+ Changed: Libraries updated.
+ Changed: Enabled Update Checker.
+ Fixed: Multiple Audio tracks.
+ Fixed: Sped up DVD scanning time by being nicer to libdvdread.
+ Fixed: .dmg is now mountable in Mac OS X versions older than 10.4
+ Fixed: Proper output size from x264 in target size mode.
+ Fixed: Allows output sizes larger than 2 gigs in Linux.
+ Fixed: Several small memory leaks have been plugged.
+ Fixed: Fixes for 64-bit systems.
+ Fixed: Keep Aspect Ratio is no longer forced, so user-set height values are respected.
CLI Interface Changes
+ Added: Customize maximum width and height while keeping aspect ratio
+ Changed: Much prettier help screen
+ Changed: HBTest/MediaForkCLI renamed to HandBrakeCLI
+ Fixed: Better display of audio and subtitle ids
Mac GUI Changes
+ Added: Presets! Includes initial ones for AppleTV, iPod, and PS3.
+ Added: Preference option to auto-name output files with the DVD name and title number.
+ Added: Preset support for x264 options.
+ Changed: Remembers last destination path.
+ Changed: Remembers last source path.
+ Changed: Copy and paste in text fields.
+ Changed: Updates target size more quickly.
+ Changed: Mac GUI no longer retains target size values between enqueued jobs. (
+ Fixed: Preview frames are no longer distorted in anamorphic mode.
+ Fixed: Mac GUI no longer floats above other windows.
+ Fixed: Browse by file no longer dims the browse button preventing you from changing browse locations without switching back and forth between it and drive selection. (
+ Fixed: Makes sure destination directory is valid.
+ Fixed: Fills in the file save field with the current output name instead of leaving it blank.
+ Fixed: Update destination field with the current path instead of using the last one, which could have been a DVD.
Windows GUI Changes ñ Version 2.2 beta 1
+ Added: A few presets for the iPod in the menu.
+ Added: Ability to set default settings for all program encode options.
+ Added: Ability to turn off Automatic Update check on start-up. See Tools > Options
+ Added: Mod 16 check on the Height and Width boxes.
+ Added: Check the amount of hard disk space left is not running low when saving file.
+ Added: Option to have a Read DVD window showup on start-up.
+ Added: ìView DVD dataî Menu item in the tools menu.
+ Added: Links to the Homepage, forum, wiki and documentation page in the Help menu.
+ Added: Chapter markers check box (New feature in 0.8.5b1 CLI)
+ Changed: View DVD Information no longer appears after clicking the ìBrowseî button.
+ Changed: A few changes to the GUI - replaced textboxes with Dropdowns which auto-populate.
+ Changed: Auto Crop and Aspect text now automatically update when a new title is selected.
+ Changed: Several tweaks to the GUI design, remove a few text items that are no longer needed.
+ Changed: Ability to Queue videos enabled with completely re-written code.
+ Changed: Ability to queue stuff up while the encoding process is running.
+ Changed: Ability to remove items from the encode queue while is running.
+ Changed: Anamorphic option blanks out resolution boxes.
+ Changed: Re-written update checker.
+ Changed: Ability to turn off update check on start-up in Tools > Options
+ Changed: Auto Crop option now fills in figures into text boxes when selected.
+ Changed: Mp4 now default output file extension.
+ Changed: Enabled 5.1 AAC option.
+ Changed: Enabled h264 advanced options.
+ Changed: Updated the FAQ.
+ Changed: Included new version of HandBrake. Version 0.8.5b1.
+ Fixed: Pixel Ratio Not being saved with the profile.
+ Removed: Both ìView Dataî buttons on the Title Selection Window.
+ Removed: The ìRead DVDî button. - Automatically reads the DVD after selecting a source now.
+ Removed: The Help and Support window. Been replaced with a few Web Links.
Changes between 0.7.1 and 0.8.0
+ MediaFork project forked from HandBrake source <>
+ Updated libraries (meaning better quality, hopefully fewer bugs, and increased speeds)
+ iPod 5.5G support
+ Revamped graphical interface (Mac OS X)
+ Anamorphic encoding with pixel aspect ratio
+ Brighter color reproduction in QuickTime
+ Lists disks by DVD name instead of by drive name (Mac OS X)
+ Titles output movies based on the DVD name (Mac OS X)
+ 32Khz audio output
+ Constant rate factor encoding with x264
+ New preference item to turn deinterlacing on by default (Mac OS X)
+ New preference item to select the default audio language (Mac OS X)
+ Bugfix for reading straight from a DVD
Changes between 0.7.0 and 0.7.1
+ Universal Binary for PPC and Intel
+ Bugfixes for missing subtitles, audio glitches with LPCM tracks and more
Changes between 0.7.0-beta3 and 0.7.0
+ Multithreaded H.264 encoding with x264
+ Added option for H.264 Baseline (suitable for iPods)
+ (Very) experimental queue support
+ Fixes for some DVD titles HandBrake would not recognize
+ Fixes audio gliches when encoding from LPCM tracks
Changes between 0.6.2 and 0.7.0-beta3
+ Chapters selection
+ Custom framerate
+ Subtitle support
+ Check for updates
+ Custom aspect ratio
+ Audio samplerate selection
+ mp4/H.264 output
+ Proper NTSC support
+ AC3 pass-through
+ Progress bar in the dock icon (OS X)
+ 2-pass H.264 encoding
+ Constant quality encoding
+ Grayscale encoding
+ Up-to-date BeOS UI
Changes between 0.6.1 and 0.6.2
+ Support for DVDs with MPEG audio tracks
+ Rewrote the DVD navigation code
+ High quality resampler included
+ Better AVI compliance
+ Updated encoders
+ Internal improvements
+ Bugfixes
Changes between 0.6.0 and 0.6.1
+ Fixed LPCM endianness issue
Changes between 0.5.2 and 0.6.0
+ MP4 and OGM output
+ AAC and Vorbis encoding
+ Experimental H264 encoding
+ LPCM DVDs support
+ Autocrop
+ GTK2 linux interface
+ OS X interface localization
Changes between 0.5.1 and 0.5.2
+ Bugfixes
Changes between 0.5 and 0.5.1
+ 2-pass XviD encoding
+ Bugfixes
Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
+ Bugfixes, rewrite of large parts of the core
+ XviD encoding (1-pass only)
Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
+ Better multithreading
+ Allow the user to specify a target size instead of bitrate
+ Misc GUI enhancements
+ Use low-priority threads on OS X
Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
+ OSX & Linux ports
+ Allow 2-pass encoding
+ Many internal changes & fixes
Changes between 0.1.1 and 0.2
+ Fixed a major bug that made HandBrake probably crash after ~ 15
minutes encoded
+ Fixed a few minor memory leaks
Changes between 0.1 and 0.1.1
+ Fixed a stupid bug that prevented to scan volumes correctly if
FAT/NTFS/etc volumes were mounted
Changes between 0.1-alpha2 and 0.1 :
+ Automatically detect ripped DVDs on BFS volumes
+ Allow picture cropping and resizing
+ Allow dual-audio encoding
+ Created files are quite compliant now (tested with OSX/Quicktime
and BSPlayer)
+ Better A/V sync with some DVDs
Changes between 0.1-alpha and 0.1-alpha2 :
+ Show length for each title
+ Fixed the screwed-audio bug
+ Many bugfixes...
First version is 0.1-alpha.