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NEW VERSION 0.10.5 / Nightly 20160827

HandBrake is a multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. Supported sources: Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD, and some .VOB and .TS files, Blu-ray source, Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode. Outputs: File format: MP4, MKV, Video: MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC or Theora, Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (several audio tracks), Switchable or burned in subtitles and much more! Requires Microsoft .NET framework 4.0.

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

HandBrake Nightly Build Changes
See https://trac.handbrake.fr/timeline

HandBrake 0.10.5 Released
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we can no longer include binary distributions of HandBrake which include the FDK-AAC encoder.
Please also be aware that if you are distributing any previous 0.10.x you must cease doing so now due to licensing issues.

Release Highlights

- Removal of FDK AAC from our binary releases. --enable-fdk is required for "non-free" builds if compiling from source.
- Updated x265 to 1.9 which brings bug fixes and performance improvements.
- Few minor bug fixes since the 0.10.3 release. This includes improvements in large AVI file handling.
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Guides and How to's

How to rip Blu-ray to MP4 with H264 video using Handbrake - Read
Converting TV Box Set DVD to MKV Episodes - Read
DVD To DivX - Read
From Blu-ray Disc (3D) to MKV, M4V for iOS/Apple TV and 3D SBS - Read
How to convert a DVD to H264 using Handbrake - Read
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How to make a single MKV from a Blu-ray (and also how to shrink it) - Read
How to rip DVDs in Windows/Mac using Handbrake - Read
How to rip DVDs with Handbrake and VLC Media Player libdvdcss - Read
Ripping Blu-rays into iTunes for Apple TV - Read
Using Handbrake to Burn in Subtitles from MKV to MP4 - Read
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Acronyms / Also Known As

Mediafork, HandBreak, HandbrakeCli



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Would some one please get rid of that stupid value for money option when a program is freeware! I fail to understand how some here manage to vote even 9/10 using value for money, did you knock off 1 point because you paid for it?It is free for Pete's sake! Last version of Handbrake patched 9.9.x is by far most stable, but you want to try out newer builds if using Win 10. Handbrake is vastly superior to its offshoot Vidcoder, which makes a mess of audio output and is far from stable. At least with Handbrake using a gain of 2 or 3 you can extract the audio with yamb, then check with aac gain, finally normalize removing any clipping incurred, Vidcoder's audio output is not recognisable.


Posted by . Tool version .9.9.x using OS Windows 7
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Best video converter All Around


Posted by . Tool version 0.10.5.0 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



This might be a false positive, but my Norton Internet Security detected that the uninstall file contained a virus.
[img]http://edu-net.net/images/handbrake.jpg.[/img]



Posted by . Tool version Nightly 20160822 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



Cannot download batch scripts from https://videoscripts.wordpress.com/downloads/. The link is dead.

Is there an alternate location?

Version and Ratings are not realů filled as are mandatory.



Posted by . Tool version 5 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10



Very useful software for bluray movies etc. I don't understand how it's useful for DVD rips, as these are typically less than 6GB total size - and compressing these with HBrake doesn't work well. For example looses the memes etc, special features etc, introduces jaggies and makes image worse. May as well just leave DVD rips alone as far as I can see. Whole movie bluray data files are a different matter entirely, superb results for a H.264 compression.
Can someone tell me different?



Posted by . Tool version 10.5 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10



"Don't fall for other companies tricks saying you need to spend XX.99 for good video, Handbrake will outdo them with ease and for free!"

2nd this. The free x264 encoder employed in handbrake has meanwhile increasingly be used for several retail Blu-ray encodes.

E.G., the nordic Blu release "Nightcrawler", and it looks terrific, more fine detail than else releses.
(at the generous bitrate of 37.42 MBps)



Posted by . Tool version 0.10.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



I have been using Handbrake quite literally since it first became available. I have watched it grow almost like a child from the basic but superb encoder many of us in the AV community needed to a truly advanced piece of software, I am proud to have used Handbrake from everything from converting DVD's to MPEG-4 visual at 240p for my PSP to converting high resolution HD+ video straight from a ProRes file for YouTube and archival. There is a lot of nostalgia and emotion with Handbrake so pardon that intro. This software should be in everyones AV toolbelt, it will allow you to great H.264 streams of superior quality than most other encoders because it gives you options instead of presumptions, adjusting analysis options, 2-pass encoding, custom reference and B-frames, etc. can make your video at any given bitrate look a billion times better than the next guy who simply used a basic encoder. Audio options are supurb! The ability to downmix surround sound sources to 2ch stereo encoded with Dolby Surround and new Pro Logic II optimized Dolby Surround encoding gives you rich stereo that works on an AV receiver in a pinch if needed while options for surround sound formats native to DVD and Blu-ray are offered through passthrough and for Dolby Digital (AC-3) through encoding. I've encoded probably thousands of DVD's and Blu-rays for my personal movie collection and Handbrake has been the most useful, it has also useful for creating quality but smaller archival versions of videos I make, edit, and master. If I COULD pay for Handbrake I would but it is free and I am grateful for that, I only wish I could donate bitcoins for the further development of such an amazing and longspanned project. While I hope for some further features, currently as of v.0.10.2 it offers so much more than I could ever expect from free-ware, in fact compared to Apple Compressor it is definitely on par if not better, only down side is with handbrake you need to understand x264 and how H.264 works to really get that advantage. Give it a shot if you need a quality encoder for whatever, don't fall for other companies tricks saying you need to spend XX.99 for good video, Handbrake will outdo them with ease and for free!


Posted by . Tool version 0.10.2 x86_64 using OS MacOSX
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This is a great tool for video resolution reduction. I wish it could handle 3d sbs videos as well.


Posted by . Tool version 0.10.2.7286 using OS Windows 10
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Best free encoder for Windows.
That said, it only supports mp4 and mkv. What about avi? Prores?



Posted by . Tool version 1.10.0 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



Tried the x265 encoder at qrf=28. Excellent result equal to x264 at qrf=19 to my eye. The video stream is now under 900MB for a 2h 15mn movie @1080p. My only wish is for an option for 480 kbps bit rate for ac3 audio.


Posted by . Tool version 0.10.0.6534 64-bit using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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Hope to see ADVANCED config for x265. Also, oftener updating of x264 and x265 would be great. x264 r2525 includes AQ MODE 3, which is focused to dark scenes details. x265 1.4.209 offers improvement in speed from 1.4, and also supports DEBLOCK command line paramater, using AQ MODE 1 as default (not 2 as in 1.4, which is way too bad). Also I would like to see 10-bit version of encoders, as I am waiting for HEVC 10-bit HW decoder, and 10-bit HEVC encoding has no issues with banding and color gradients.


Posted by . Tool version svn6678 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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neat app...

Only, 2 thingies i realy like to see improved..

when using DXVA acceleration in Vidcoder i get an FPS boost of 2, 3 frames ^^.

When using dxva in handbrake , the app wont progress with the encode and stalls for some reason !!

Also, in vidcoder when an X amount of jobs are added to the queue list.
One can still change bitrate 1 time and apply it to all the jobs in the list whitout to have import all DVD/bluray structures and episode one by one again to aply the new bitrate !!

I hope i wos of any help to the coder of this very neat apps, and will read me ..






Posted by . Tool version svn6509 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Finally AVI Mirillis Action files are supported.

Very nice release.



Posted by . Tool version 0.10 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Please if possible ad the feature "Frame Interpolating" for soft motion by converting from
AVC to MPEG2 Pal (From 23.976 to 25 FPS).



Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Hello,

I like the application allot, especially the new added denoiser (NLMeans).

Now, iam using handbrake mainly for converting old TV SERIES ripped from DVD to MKV and with succes..

now , bear with me for what i have to say about the audio !!

as i have mentioned before, i use handbrake to convert dvd to mkv and only to convert the video track not the audio ..

All audio has passthrough selected, so nothing is converted there or anything or is altered by handbrake.

Afterwards, i use the MKV file in multiavchd to make an bluray structured folder to burn on an BD25
All with great succes..

BUT NOW....

I noticed that the volume from the audio is lowered somehow when i play it in my stand alone !!!

NOW, the weird part is that when i create an mkv file through VIDCODER again using audio passthrough preset the volume from the audio is NORMAL and LOUD enough !!!!

Iam sure multiavchd isnt recoding the video stream nor the audio stream.. i have checked the logs and settings to come to this conclusion !!

So something must be happening to the audio stream during the video encode and/or remux process in handbrake and/or multiavchd !!!

cheers,



Posted by . Tool version 0.10 RC1 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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It doesn't remove your audio. You probably don't have the necessary codecs to play the video. Get Klite codec pack, it's the most frustration free solution for n00bs, despite what you may hear from people.
In future, direct your comments to the forum, you're more likely to get help there.



Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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Help!
I have windows 7. I just downloaded handbrake 64bit, as instructed in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s10ARdfQUOY
I followed the instructions precisely but it ALWAYS removes the video and turns it to audio only.
It IS an .mp4 file but the video is just gone. WHAT DO I DO?



Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9.5530 64bit version using OS Windows 7
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Excellent software. Easy to use...


Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9 using OS WinXP
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The new version 0.9.9 "gives us the option" to encode with x264 Presets + x264 tune + extra options that we add manualy (for instance ref=5:bframes=6:rc-lookahead=200...)
or by clicking on advanced and add your setting there.
All sounds fine but none of them work. Handbrake goes nuts and does the encode how he likes it ignoring all the extra settings I added.
The previous version was just fine, although encoding BD-s to 1080p with Handbrake will end up with more light no matter what settings you use. So not reccomended for those who want perfect encodes. Also if you select in Tools/Options...to add all audio tracks Handbrake will NEVER ADD THEM ALL! Annoying really.
I'm planning to use megui instead even if it's user-unfriendly (AVS script creator crap).



Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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+ Fast, excellent quality, easy to use

- The audio is out of sync for most of my RIPs.



Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9.5530 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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@ MindController

Try the latest nightly build:

http://handbrake.fr/nightly.php

If that doesn't help, then provide encoding logs to HandBrake support:

https://forum.handbrake.fr/viewforum.php?f=11

One from the old build, one from the new build. There could be a discrepancy somewhere in the settings.

I've not seen anyone else report this on the HandBrake forums since 0.9.9 was released.



Posted by . Tool version svn5573 using OS WinXP
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This program worked so well for me, then I updated to the latest version (May 31st). I appreciated the new icons and slightly different interface. It was definitely a great way to modernize the program. The issue comes to me in the form of encoding. I attempted to convert a 4 gig mp4 file down to a smaller one as I always have. I click start, and the progress bar is going by soooo slowly. It gives me an estimated time of nearly 5 hours.

So I uninstall the program, re-install a previous version. I apply the same settings, go to convert the video and the estimated time is now at 45 minutes. Much better.

The new version is crap. Don't get it.



Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9 patch using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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@ mkvonly

If you think you've found a bug, try the latest nightly build from here:
https://build.handbrake.fr/view/Nightlies/job/Windows/

If that doesn't help, then report it on the HandBrake forum here:
https://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27236




Posted by . Tool version svn5525 using OS WinXP
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It's my favorite video encoder but in last version there is a bug:
When I encode a 1080p video with AR 2.35 or 2.40 , automatic cropping will always crop 20+20px as if movie had AR 1920/1040 instead of 1920/816 or 1920/800. Using user preset under "Picture settings" I selected None "Picture Size". Can someone confirm it's a bug? Thanks.



Posted by . Tool version 0.9.9.5470- 64bit using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Hybrid thats what im talking about!


Posted by . Tool version 0.9.8 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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