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HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X. HandBrake is a tool that enables you to convert DVDs to MP4s or MKVs. HandBrake is a video transcoder that takes your movies and transfers them to a format that's useful on your computers, media centers, and portable electronic devices. It converts any video formats to a handful of modern ones. HandBrake supports output of MP4(M4V) and MKV formats; H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, or Theora video; and AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, Vorbis, AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 pass-thru audio. It features Chapter selection, Chapter Markers, Subtitles, Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding; Support for VFR, CFR and VFR; Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale Cropping and scaling; Live Video Preview; Built-in presets for common devices, and lots more!


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33 minutes ago, ajdibi said:

I don't see v1.2.1 on Hanbrake's News or Downloads page.








  • 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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