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HandBrake 0.9.0


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Jan 28, 2007
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Supported sources:

* Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (encrypted or unencrypted, but protection methods other than CSS are not supported and must be handled externally with third-party software), and some .VOB and .TS files
* AC-3, DTS, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks


* File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
* Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
* Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features:

* Chapter selection
* Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
* Integrated bitrate calculator
* Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
* Grayscale encoding

Oh ok :p

Never really tried it. I have my own way of doing things but I might try it out.
It works ok, I guess. I prefer CloneDVD Mobile. The one benefit i guess is that this thing can technically take an mpeg2 file as input which CloneDVD Mobile can't. I've only tried it a couple times and it seems to work well enough.
quite funny the way its basically a collection of linux applications, but they've not bothered to do a linux gui and most of the support is for windoze.
quite funny the way its basically a collection of linux applications, but they've not bothered to do a linux gui and most of the support is for windoze.

Well, it was originally a BeOS product and then ported to MacOS. I never knew they had a Windows version until 0.9.0 was released. I just did a quick look. Until MediaFork 0.8.0 beta 1 there was no Windows release and then MediaFork and HandBrake merged. HandBrake 0.8.5 beta 1 followed with Windows support.

Edit: My point was that the program has non-Windows roots and all the old screenshots I used to see were a MacOS look. And, since Windows support is new I would assume it has more wrinkles to be ironed out than the longer established *nix and MacOS releases.
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HandBrake 0.9.1: Released!

We're chagrined to announce the public release of HandBrake 0.9.1. Why chagrined? Because 0.9.0 wasn't as stable as it should have been, something 0.9.1 rectifies.

Download it now.

This minor update squashes a number of glaring bugs. Most notably, HandBrake will no longer hang at the end of encoding MKV files with chapter markers. This means the Animation, Bedlam, Constant Quality Rate, Deux Six Quatre, Film, and Television presets are now usable.

Additional improvements:

* Impressive performance enhancements
* Significant interface prettification (Mac more than Win)
* Color subtitles now show up in color
* Changing dimensions in Picture Settings no longer causes a crash (Mac)
* Forced subtitle support
* More robust exception handling (Win)
* Closing the main window no longer causes HandBrake to crash (Mac)
* Using "Slow" deinterlacing no longer doubles the chapter count.
* MPEG Stream support is now case-insensitive (.VOB as well as .vob, etc) and more compatible
* No more error messages sent to standard out instead of standard error
* Bigger buffer for the activity log (Mac)
* Proper display of fading subtitles
* On-completion options to shutdown, suspend, etc (Win)
* "Same as source FPS" now works correctly when the end-credits of a progressive film are interlaced.
* Add-to-queue fixed (Win)
* Target size fixed for the umpteenth time (Mac)