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HandBrake v1.2.2 for Windows

The open source video transcoder

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

Reasons youíll love HandBrake:

Convert video from nearly any format
Free and Open Source
Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Linux)

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) and .MKV
Video Encoders: H.265 (x265 and QuickSync), H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8, VP9 and Theora
Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis
Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, E-AC3, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC and MP3 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, 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.

HandBrake 1.2.1 Released [Updated to 1.2.2]
Feb 18, 2019

Upgrade Notice

Before updating, please make sure there are no pending encodes in the Queue. If you are currently using HandBrake older than version 1.2.0, please also make note of any custom presets you have created, as they may not be compatible with newer versions.

Please note, there appears to be an issue with the built-in update checker in the mac version of 1.2.0. You will need to download via the website if your currently using this release. The Windows update checker is not affected.

Release Notes

All platforms


- Fixed potential crashes due to use of uninitialized variables
- Improved minimum duration to only apply to DVD and BD sources
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements


- Fixed incorrect video rotation where rotation is explicitly flagged as none
- Fixed yadif deinterlace filter not properly deinterlacing all frames
- Fixed missing frame at the end of encodes from m2ts sources
- Fixed detection of MPEG-1 video in program streams by improving probing of unknown streams
- Fixed decoding of MPEG-1 video in DVD sources
- Fixed Apple VideoToolbox encoding issues related to pyramidal B-frames
- Fixed lapsharp filter corrupting frame edges
- Improved NLMeans performance by reducing number of threads used with CPUs with high logical core counts
- Improved AMD VCE encoding to enable placing key frames at chapter markers
- Improved calculation of final frame duration
- Improved support for BT.2020 color space


- Fixed channel mapping for AAC 5.1 encoding (signal 5.1 Back instead of 5.1 Side which is less compatible)

Command line interface

- Fixed selection of encoders applied to tracks selected with `--all-audio`
- Fixed audio settings where more are specified than exist in the preset
- Fixed overriding audio bit rate set by the preset

Build system

- Fixed libvpx cross compilation with GCC 8 by disabling AVX-512
- Fixed x265 cross compilation with GCC 8
- Updated to mingw-w64-build 4.1.1 with improvements to error reporting and support for sha256sum on systems without shasum
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Third-party libraries

- Updated libraries
- libmfx (upstream API 1.27)


- Fixed Flatpak icon validation by reducing resolution to pass new restrictions
- Fixed Flatpak accessing gvfs mounted filesystems by adding an additional access permission
- Fixed display of special characters in preset names
- Fixed exporting presets to sanitize system reserved characters
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements


- Fixed incorrect file extension when selecting a preset
- Fixed potential user interface hang on macOS 10.12 Sierra
- Fixed potential issue caused by setting work state to done before all threads have closed
- Improved usability of preview controls overlay by increasing its size
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements


- Fixed application uninstaller sometimes appearing behind the installer
- Fixed potential crash when loading settings from older HandBrake versions
- Fixed official presets not updating when a newer HandBrake version is installed
- Fixed maximum resolution limit when selecting a preset (source or preset, whichever is smaller)
- Fixed crop and anamorphic settings not being restored when editing a queued job
- Fixed audio and subtitle selection behaviour where any language + first track are selected
- Restored options control on the queue window previously removed in HandBrake 1.2.0
- Improved user interface on displays close to the minimum recommended resolution
- Improved quality of text rendering on the installer for high density displays
- Improved ordering of presets and preset categories
- Improved QSV compatibility with newer Intel drivers by updating libmfx
- Improved removal of small temporary files that could be left behind in certain cases
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

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