The open source video transcoder


Calling for Mac Developers

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

As we move towards releasing the first beta of 1.0, we are looking for a bit of help from any mac developers with some spare time to contribute to help finish off and tidy up the Mac GUI.

In particular, the following from our ideas list are desired to make up feature parity with the Linux and Windows UI's

- Improve Automatic Subtitle and Audio Tracks Language Selection options
This feature makes it much quicker to batch up large numbers of encodes.
The following screenshot gives an indication of how the feature works.

- Better support for batch encoding, possibility a multiple selection window and add to queue option.
Currently, there is the option to "Add All" titles from a batch scan in all the UI's. In addition to this, we have now added a "Add Selection" of titles window, to choose particular titles.
For an example, see this screenshot

- Improved Flexibility in the Autoname feature.
The auto-naming feature has been greatly expanded to make it more usable, particularly during batch encode scenarios. (example: here.)

If you are interested in contributing to the project, either on the above features, anything on the ideas list or your own ideas, please get in touch via the forums or on IRC.

The Development - Getting Started guide may also be of interest.

Seasons Greeting and Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013

Just a quick note from all of us on the HandBrake team. Yes, we are still here :)

We'd like to wish all you who celebrate a Merry Christmas. We hope you all have a great holiday season and new year when it comes!

HandBrake 0.9.9 Released

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"We dream of it, then we try to write it - and all hell breaks loose."
- Scott Rosenberd

Not one but three releases in one day! Yes Hell has frozen over :)

HandBrake 0.9.9

First up, the final release of 0.9.9 is now available for all. Many new and widely requested features have been added and many more under the hood improvements have been made so check out the Release Notes for all the details.

HandBrake with Intel's Quick Sync Video (Beta)

Up next is a beta build of HandBrake that makes use of Intel's recently released open-source SDK for Quick Sync Video. It's still early days but the folks at Intel have done an awesome job on this patch and have been extremely helpful so kudos to them!

Please note, it is highly recommended that you are running Intel's iGFX driver 15.31.3071 or later.

Check out the Release Notes for details.

HandBrake with OpenCL (Beta)

Finally we are opening up the OpenCL builds to a wider audience. The good people at AMD and MulticoreWare have provided a patch to push cropping and down-scaling onto the GPU. Additionally there is support for DXVA video decode acceleration for the Windows platform.

Check out the Release Notes for details on how to use this build and what hardware is supported.

Discussion and Bug Reporting

Let us know how you get on and provide feedback and any bug reports in the bugs forum and release discussion thread.

We recommend you only run one of these builds at a time.


The Downloads page contains all the relevant downloads.

New Website

One last thing :)! We are rolling out a refreshed website today. The design is a bit more modern and responsive compared to what we've had over the last few years. Hopefully a bit easier on the eyes too! Thanks go to the guys at ethercycle.com for helping us out with this little project.