handbrakeThe developers of Handbrake simply revealed the 0.10 update to their incredibly preferred and helpful Open Source video clip transcoding product. Initially focused on tearing DVDs, the item now can be utilized for transcribing many different kinds of files/codecs to almost any various other. Today’s headliner updates consist of H. 265 and VP8 encoding.

  • The LibAV AAC encoder is now the default as FAAC has been removed.
    • This encoder is adequate for most, but until it improves a bit further, we have enabled support for the FDK-AAC encoder also.
      • This FDK option is a temporary measure until the LibAV encoder improves.
      • Note that FDK-AAC is much slower and will likely bottleneck the encode process, but will produce better quality audio.
  • H.265 encoder
    • Using x265 v1.4
    • This encoder is still early in it’s development, so is missing many H.265 features and optimisations.
  • Added VP8 Encoder (using libvpx)
    • Available in MKV files only.

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We are introducing a number of brand-new encoders with this release and replacing others.

  • Intel QuickSync Video
    is an equipment based H. 264 encoder that is available on Intel CPUs. Presently, QSV is simply supported on Windows however we really hope to bring this to Linux users in the future. Many thanks to the great individuals at Intel for making this possible!
  • H. 265
    is now offered with x265 1.4. While this encoder is still rather new, we have seen some encouraging results come out of it. It’s still under hefty active development and is only visiting enhance over time!
  • VP8
    using the libvpx encoder. We have actually now deprecated Theora (VP3) in favour of VP8 which is a more modern-day encoder supply better high quality encodes at lower file dimensions.
  • LibFaac
    Has now officially been eliminated as a result of GPL compatibility concerns, and switched out with the libav AAC encoder as the new default for Windows and Linux. Additionally, we have actually included the FDK AAC encoder for Windows and Linux as a optional compile-time alternative. The Mac release will certainly proceed to utilize CoreAudio as the default.
  • As usual, we have actually upgraded a variety of the core collections consisting of x264 and libav

Filters and Scalers

  • Denoise
    The new NLMeans filter supplies considerably higher top quality denoising. Our previous filter, hqdn3d, now accepts specific settings for every of the chroma stations (Cb, Cr).
  • OpenCL Scaling
    In addition to the default Lanczos scaling algorithm, HandBrake now provides BiCubic scaling on Windows using OpenCL. If the outcomes confirm favorable, we could roll it out to various other systems in a future release. Many thanks to the guys at AMD for building our OpenCL framework!


  • Showcase Parity
    A lot of work has been done to bring the individual interfaces more detailed in regards to feature parity. We are now considerably closer than in any kind of previous release.
  • Sound and Caption Defaults
    The sound and subtitle commands have actually been revamped to sustain default behaviours which could be kept in presets. This simplifies the workflow for lots of set encoding situations.

There are essentially hundreds of other improvements, so have a look at the launch notes for more details.

Download and install HandBrake 0.10.0

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