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HandBrake 1.6.0 Released

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

The HandBrake Team is pleased to announce the release of HandBrake 1.6.0.

This release adds AV1 video encoding via SVT-AV1 (software) and Intel QSV (hardware), high bit depth and color depth support for various encoders and filters, new official presets and preset revisions, a host of third-party library upgrades, new translations and translation updates, and various graphical interface improvements.

Upgrade Notice

Before updating, please make sure there are no pending encodes in the Queue. Please also make note of any custom presets you have created, as they may not be compatible with newer versions.

For Windows Users, please be aware that HandBrake requires Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6. If you are unsure how to install this, please see our forum post for details.

Release Notes

For a full list of improvements and fixes, please see our release notes on GitHub.

Reporting Issues and Providing Feedback

General feedback and reports of any reproducible bugs or other issues may be provided on our GitHub issue tracker. You can also get in touch on our IRC community support channel.

Please note: HandBrake is developed by a small team of volunteers and while we welcome comments and constructive feedback, it is not always possible for us to provide immediate responses.

Thanks and Contributing

Thank you from the HandBrake Team to the various organizations and individuals who have contributed to this release, including our global community of volunteer translators!

Interested in contributing? Please read of our contributing guide for ways to get started, even if you are not a software developer.

Download HandBrake 1.6.0

HandBrake 1.6.0 Documentation

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