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HandBrake 1.1.0 Released

Sunday, April 8, 2018

"To go faster, slow down. Everybody who knows about orbital mechanics understands that." —Scott Cherf

The HandBrake Team is pleased to present HandBrake 1.1.0. This major release includes new features, as well as bug fixes and improvements for issues affecting previous HandBrake releases.

We again remind everyone that the HandBrake Website is the only official source for HandBrake. Downloads are not mirrored on any third-party services, excepting the Linux PPA. For more information on downloading and installing HandBrake safely, please read Where to get HandBrake.

If you happen to discover any reproducible bugs or issues, please tell us about them on our GitHub issue tracker. You can also get in touch on our IRC support channel.

Upgrade Notice


Before updating, please make sure there are no pending encodes in the Queue. If you are currently using HandBrake older than version 1.0.0, please also make note of any custom presets you have created, as they may not be compatible with newer versions.

Release Notes


All platforms

General
- Improved user interface
  - Redesigned main window for consistency and usability; overall flow is top to bottom, left to right
  - Added new preset controls directly in main workflow
  - Added new summary tab for overview of settings at a glance
  - Updated interface icons to support high resolution displays
- New and improved official presets
  - Added new presets for Vimeo and YouTube
  - Added new 2160p/4K device presets for Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku
  - Added new Production presets for post-production video editing workflows
  - Added additional 2160p/4K Matroska presets
- Improved AppleTV 4K support
- Improved Intel QuickSync Video support
  - Added Linux support (experimental)
  - Added 10-bit H.265/HEVC encoding support for Kaby Lake and newer CPUs
  - Added support for multiple GPUs via D3D11 encode path
- Many bug fixes and improvements
Video
- Added new Unsharp and kernel-based Laplacian LapSharp sharpening filters
- Added CSM prefilter option to NLMeans filter
- Added support for mobile device orientation via auto-rotation container flag
- x265 10- and 12-bit encoders are now included by default; additional dll files are no longer required
Command line interface
- Added support for adaptive streaming (SPS and PPS before IDR frames) via the --inline-parameter-sets parameter
- Added --json parameter to output scan/status information in JSON format, useful for scripting
- Audio sample rate parameter --arate now accepts "auto" as a valid value
Build system
- Added support for FreeBSD 11.1 (must compile from source)
- Added support for compiling on Windows under MSYS (experimental, slow)
- Updated to mingw-w64-build 3.1.1 with support for mingw-w64 5.0.3 and gcc 7.2.0
- Update mac-toolchain-build to add NASM 2.13.2 (now required for x264)
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Third-party libraries
- Updated libraries
  - FDK AAC 0.1.5 (AAC audio encoding, must compile from source)
  - FreeType 2.8.1 (subtitles)
  - HarfBuzz 1.7.2 (subtitles)
  - Jansson 2.10 (JSON architecture)
  - LAME 3.100 (MP3 audio encoding)
  - Libav 12.3 (decoding and filters)
  - libass 0.14.0 (subtitles)
  - libbluray 1.0.2 (Blu-ray decoding)
  - libdvdnav 5.0.3 (DVD decoding)
  - libdvdread 5.0.3 (DVD decoding)
  - libiconv 1.15 (character encoding support)
  - libmfx (upstream API 1.23)
  - libogg 1.3.2 (Xiph codecs support)
  - libopus 1.2.1 (Opus audio encoding)
  - libsamplerate 0.1.9-35-g02ebb9f (audio resampling)
  - libtheora 1.1.1 (Theora video encoding)
  - libvorbis 1.3.5 (Vorbis audio encoding)
  - libvpx 1.6.1 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
  - libxml2 2.9.4 (general)
  - x264 155 r2893 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
  - x265 2.6 (H.265/HEVC video encoding)
  - zlib 1.2.11 (general)

Linux

- Added option to configure low disk space warning level
- Added Intel QuickSync Video encoder (experimental, requires specific Intel driver)
- Added support for Ubuntu 18.04 and 17.10; Ubuntu 15.04 support is removed
- Many other bug fixes and improvements

Mac

- Added option to configure low disk space warning level
- Improved support for VoiceOver navigation
- Many other bug fixes and improvements

Windows

- Added option to configure low disk space warning level
- Added option to play a sound (MP3/WAV) when encode or queue is finished
- Added option to show progress, pass, passcount in the application title or task tray icon tooltip
- Added more granular progress reporting during search for start of file and muxing
- Added support for per-display resolution awareness
- Added support for running HandBrake in a portable mode (see included portable.ini.template)
- Added custom anamorphic to dimensions tab, it's back!
- Improved static preview window still previews rendering
- Improved audio selection behavior controls; dropdowns are now context aware and range limited with better defaults
- Improved UI constency throughout
- Many other bug fixes and improvements


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HandBrake 1.0.0 Released

Saturday, Dec 24, 2016

"How does a project get to be a year late? ... One day at a time." - Fred Brooks

After more than 13 years of development, the HandBrake Team is delighted to present HandBrake 1.0.0. Thank you to all of our many contributors over the years for making HandBrake what it is today.

We again remind everyone that the HandBrake Website is the only official source for HandBrake. Downloads are not mirrored on any third-party services, excepting the Linux PPA. For more information on downloading and installing HandBrake safely, please read Where to get HandBrake.

On that note, we are also excited to announce the new online HandBrake Documentation beta, available in English. The new docs are less technical in nature, providing easy to read step-by-step workflows for making videos that even new HandBrake users can understand. Visit the new HandBrake 1.0.0 Documentation.

If you happen to discover any reproducible bugs or issues, please tell us about them on our bugs forum or GitHub issue tracker. You can also get in touch on our IRC support channel.

Upgrade Notice


Before updating, please make sure there are no pending encodes in the Queue. If you are currently using HandBrake older than version 1.0.0, please also make note of any custom Presets you have created, as they may not be compatible with newer versions.

Release Highlights


- One part banana
- One part cherry
- One part mango
- Garnish pineapple

All platforms

General
- New online documentation at https://handbrake.fr/docs
- Completely overhauled the official presets
  - New general use presets for broad compatibility
  - New device presets, now more up-to-date for common devices
  - New web presets
  - New Matroska (MKV) presets, including VP9 video with Opus audio
  - Official presets from HandBrake 0.10.x are still available under "Legacy"
- New JSON-based preset system including command line support
- New JSON-based API for interacting with libhb
- Improvements to audio/video sync engine to better handle difficult sources
- Many miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements (over 1700 code commits!)
Video
- VP9 video encoding via libvpx
- Intel QuickSync Video H.265/HEVC encoder
  - Requires Intel Skylake or newer CPU
- Ultra HD / 4K color pass through (support for BT.2020)
- Additional standard frame rate selections in the graphical interfaces
- New Auto anamorphic mode maximizes storage resolution, replaces Strict anamorphic mode
- New Pad filter (command line only for now)
- New Decomb/Deinterlace filter settings and improved defaults
- Rotate filter now available in all graphical interfaces
- New NLMeans filter tunes Tape and Sprite for analog tape recordings and vintage video games, respectively
- Assembly optimizations NLMeans filter improve performance up to 10%
- Assembly optimizations in x264 encoder improve performance for faster presets by 5-10%
- x265 encoder quality improvements, especially when using tune grain
- High bit depth encoding support via external shared libraries (video pipeline is still 8-bit 4:2:0)
  - x264 10-bit
  - x265 10-bit and 12-bit
Audio
- Opus audio encoding/decoding via libopus
- Passthru now supports E-AC-3, FLAC, and TrueHD audio formats
Subtitles
- Improved subtitles rendering for some languages via HarfBuzz
- Miscellaneous subtitles improvements
Command line interface
- Presets can now be imported and exported from the command line and are compatible with the graphical interfaces
- Queue exported from the graphical interfaces can now be imported by the command line interface (Linux and Windows only for now)
Build system
- Add scripts to manually build and install Mac and MinGW-w64 (compile for Windows on Linux) toolchains
- Add support for multiple source URLs for third-party downloads
- Add SHA256 hash verification for third-party downloads
- Add configure parameter to disable or filter allowed third-party downloads (see configure --help)
- Use HTTPS everywhere; the few cases where a third-party does not provide packages over https, handbrake.fr does
- New targets on Mac to install and uninstall after building
- Add flatpak packaging support (experimental)
Third-party libraries
- Updated libraries
  - FreeType 2.6.5 (subtitles)
  - Fontconfig 2.12.1 (subtitles)
  - FriBidi 0.19.7 (subtitles)
  - Libav 12 (encoding/decoding/muxing)
  - libass 0.13.2 (subtitles)
  - libbluray 0.9.3 (Blu-ray decoding)
  - libmfx v6.0.0 (Intel QuickSync Video encoding/decoding)
  - libvpx 1.5.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
  - x264 148 r2708 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
  - x265 2.1 (H.265/HEVC video encoding)
- New libraries
  - HarfBuzz 1.3.0 (subtitles)
  - libopus 1.1.3 (Opus audio encoding)

Linux

- Add options for saving and loading queue files
- Removed system tray icon due to performance issues on Ubuntu
- Usability improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Mac

- Updated all tooltips
- Added undo/redo support to the graphical interface
- Improved drag and drop support
- Added Open Recent to the File menu
- Added Add Titles to Queue... to the File menu (batch queueing)
- Preview prompts to open in an external application when the internal player does not support the format
- Preview now displays volume and audio/subtitles language selection during playback
- Picture and Filters settings are now part of the main window
- Settings are preserved when selecting a new title (instead of reloading the last selected preset)
- Improved support for importing/exporting comma-separated (.csv) chapter markers
- Queue is now automatically paused when available disk space is low
- When Done action can now be changed directly from the Queue window
- When Done notification is now interactive (reveals the encoded file in Finder)
- Activity Log window is now searchable (press "?"+"f" to activate)
- XQuartz is no longer required for subtitle burn-in
- Updated Sparkle software update library
  - Enabled DSA signature checking for improved security
- Usability improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

Windows

- Graphical interface now uses libhb directly, instead of sending commands to the command line interface
  - Encoding can now be paused and resumed
  - Stopping encoding will finalize the partial file to be playable
- Reduced installer and install size
  - The command line interface is no longer included in the graphical interface installer
- Update checker now verifies the signature of the update file for improved security
- Added support for quality-based audio encoding
- Added ability to import tab-separated (.tsv), XML (.xml), and plain text (.txt) chapter markers
- Improved the "configure default" options for audio and subtitles
  - Default audio track behavior is now configurable
  - Subtitles burn-in behavior is now configurable
- Removed DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) hardware-accelerated video decoding
  - Was causing many issues without providing sufficient improvement to decoding efficiency
  - May be added again at a later date if performance and stability improves
- Usability improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes


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