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HandBrake v1.8.0

The open source video transcoder

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Just a few of the reasons you'll love HandBrake

Built-in Device Presets
Get started with HandBrake in seconds by choosing a profile optimised for your device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions. Simple, easy, fast. For those that want more choice, tweak many basic and advanced options to improve your encodes.

Supported Input Sources:
Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.

• File Containers: .MP4(.M4V), .MKV and WebM
• Video Encoders: H.264 and H.265 (Including hardware acceleration support), MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8, VP9 and Theora
• Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, FLAC, AC3, E-AC3, Opus and Vorbis
• Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, E-AC3, FLAC, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC, MP3 and MP2 tracks

Even more features
• Title / chapter and range selection
• Batch Scan and Queueing of encodes
• Chapter Markers
• Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
• Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
• Support for VFR and CFR
• Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Colourspace, Cropping and scaling
• Live Static and Video Preview

Most of HandBrake's source code is covered by the GNU General Public License, version 2. A copy of which is included with every release in the COPYING file. Portions are covered under BSD 3 Clause.

v1.8.0 20 May 18:11

Upgrade Notice
Before updating HandBrake, please make sure there are no pending encodes in the queue, and be sure to make a backup of any custom presets and app preferences you have, as they may not be compatible with newer versions.

Windows users, please make sure to install Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime version 8.0.x. Read carefully: you need the DESKTOP runtime.

All platforms
Allowed muxing VP9 and FLAC in the MP4 container
Removed timestamp jitters when using a constant NTSC frame rate in the MP4 container
Removed support for importing legacy plist based presets from much older versions of HandBrake
Updated iso639 language codes list

Added support for the FFV1 encoder, including a new preset "Preservation FFV1" under the Professional category
Added support for multi-pass CQ with VP9
Added support for VP9 tunes
Added Dolby Vision dynamic metadata pass through for SVT-AV1
Improved Decomb speed by removing unneeded frame copies
Improved Framerate Shaper metrics for high depth frames

Command line interface
Fixed subtitle "scan" when not first in --subtitle list
Fixed override of subtitle settings
Fixed processing audio overrides to preset

Added TrueHD encoder
Added 88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz sample rates for TrueHD and FLAC encoders
Improved audio tracks selection by tracking "linked" audio tracks
Fixed incorrect channel layout when encoding a 6.1 track to Opus

Fixed passthru of VobSub tracks that contains empty of fully transparent subtitles samples
Fixed an issue that prevented decoding VobSub tracks stored inside MP4
Fixed burn-in of SSA/ASS subtitles inside MKV that have duplicated Read Orders

Build system
Reviewed and improved compiler optimization options for the third-party libraries
Improved libdovi package to make it possible to ship it in Flathub flatpak version

Third-party libraries
Updated libraries
AMF 1.4.33 (AMD VCN video encoding)
FFmpeg 7.0 (decoding and filters)
HarfBuzz 8.4.0 (subtitles)
libass 0.17.2 (subtitles)
libdav1d 1.4.1 (AV1 video decoding)
libdovi 3.3.0 (Dolby Vision dynamic metadata)
libopus 1.5.2 (Opus audio encoding)
libjpeg-turbo 3.0.3 (preview image compression)
libvpx 1.14.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
oneVPL 2.10.1 (Intel QSV video encoding/decoding)
SVT-AV1 2.1.0 (AV1 video encoding)
x264 164 r3186 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
x265 3.6 (H.265/HEVC video encoding)
zlib 1.3.1 (general)
Removed libraries

Migrated the UI to GTK 4
Added support for resursive file scan
Added support for drag/drop/multi-file scanning. (Including subtitle files)
Added --clear-queue and --auto-start-queue flags to the linux ui app.
Update the "Open Source" button to make the folder/batch mode more discoverable.
Refreshed app icons
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Updated existing translations

Added Dolby Vision and HDR10+ dynamic metadata pass through for VideoToolbox H.265 10-bit
Added Metal accelerated Comb Detect and Framerate Shaper filters
Added ability to drag and drop SRT and ASS subtitles files onto the main window
Added support for excluding file extensions when opening files in batch mode
Default exclusions are common image, subtitles, and text file extensions; edit list in Preferences > Advanced
Added new preference to pause encodes when switching to battery
Added new preference to clear completed jobs at launch option
Reworked notification options to allow per encode or per queue control
Reworked toolbar to follow macOS UI style
Improved performance of the Activity Log window
Improved UI performances by avoiding uneeded window resizes and slow AppKit controls
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Updated existing translations
Added new translations

Requires Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 8.0.x
Added Invert Queue option to the Add to Queue Window (#5741)
Drag/Drop now supports resursive folder scan mode.
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Updated existing translations
Added new translations
Catalan (Catalΰ)

Supported operating systems:
Windows 10 and later
macOS 10.13 and later

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