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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

- 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
- 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)


- 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


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


- 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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