HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted -- CSS is not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), BDMV folder (unencrypted), and some .VOB and .TS files
Any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
File format: MP4 and MKV
Video: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
Audio: AAC, HE-AAC, AC3, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC (16-bit, 24-bit) or AAC, MP3, AC3, DTS and DTS-HD pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
Soft subtitle support (DVD/VobSub in DVD/MKV/MP4, Blu-ray/PGS in BD/MKV, SRT files, SRT/UTF-8 in MKV, ASS/SSA in MKV, TX3G/3GPP in MP4 - DVD/VobSub, Blu-ray/PGS and ASS/SSA subtitles can also be burned-in the picture)
Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
What's new in HandBrake
Fixed ISO 639-2/B language codes not set correctly in MKV (affects Hebrew, Indonesian, Javanese, and Yiddish)
Improved support for sources where pixel format cannot be quickly identified, e.g. due to delayed video track start
Added logging to identify where hardware support is disabled
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Improved Intel QSV memory footprint by eliminating a buffer pool
Improved Intel QSV H.265 memory buffer size as required by newer Intel Media SDK
Fixed and improved Intel QSV in various situations, especially hardware decoding
Fixed full range video being not being identified as limited range after conversion where filters are used
Fixed handling of overlapping SSA import subtitles (791adba)
Improved support for out-of-order SSA subtitles as allowed by specification
Command line interface:
Fixed --preset failure unless full path is specified, e.g. --preset="Category Name/Preset Name"
Improved Flatpak to better conform to freedesktop metainfo standards
Improved Intel QSV Flatpak plugin build effiency using cmake-ninja
Added a patch to fix cross compiling libdav1d using GCC 10.x (quality of life improvement)
Updated libraries - FFmpeg 4.2.3 (decoding and filters)
Preview layout not displaying properly on OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Incorrect copyright year on About dialog
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