HandBrake updated to 0.9.5, now Intel-only

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Date: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011, 05:14
Category: News, Software


Handbrake, Eric Petit’s incredibly useful open-source DVD ripping/conversion utility, has been updated to version 0.9.5 and gone Intel-only.

The new version, which can be found here, boasts the following fixes and changes:

Core Library:
– BluRay disc structure support (No decryption support)
– Updated Libraries (x264, ffmpeg)
– SSA Subtitle support (Including burn-in)
– MP3 audio now supported in MP4 files (Note: Limited Player compatibility)
– VOBSUB subtitle now supported in MP4 files (Note: Limited Player compatibility)
– Updated Presets for newer devices and better quality
– AC3 encoding support
– Many Bug Fixes and other small improvements
– Improved DVD Main Feature detection (when using dvdnav)
– Universal audio downmix support (all audio types can be downmixed)
– Poin-to-Point encoding (second or frame start and end times)
– Peak framerate option (Capped VFR)

All GUIs:
– Updated x264 Advanced Panel
– Video Quality Slider drops % value and only shows RF for x264
– Batch Scan (Scan Multiple files at once. N.B: Does not include multiple VIDEO_TS folders / Image files)
– Many Bug fixes
– Many Tweaks to improve usability
– Ability to edit queue jobs

Mac GUI:
– New Audio Panel supporting >4 Audio Tracks
– VLC detection in /Applications and ~/Applications
– Multiple instance support

Windows GUI:
– Encode Status in GUI. (CLI window is now always hidden)
– Improved Auto-Naming for Destination file name
– Drag / Drop Video onto Main Window to scan

Linux GUI:
– Multiple instance support (run multiple copies of ghb at once)
– Many Bug fixes and UI improvements

Handbrake 0.9.5 is available for free and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run.

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