HandBrake for Mac

HandBrake for Mac 1.0.7

HandBrake is a GPL'd multi-platform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter.

macOS
Freeware
12.4 MB
5,046
4.8 6 votes

Info Download notes: Alternatively you can download the latest Windows version of this software.

Features:

  • Can encode directly from DVDs (even encrypted ones) or from VIDEO_TS folders
  • Supports AC3, LPCM and MPEG audio tracks
  • Outputs MP4, AVI or OGM files
  • Outputs AAC, MP3 or Vorbis audio
  • Supports 2*pass encoding
  • Supports encoding of two audio tracks
  • Includes a bitrate calculator
  • Supports picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling

What's New:

General

  • New online documentation at https://handbrake.fr/docs
  • Completely overhauled the official presets
    • New general use presets for broad compatibility
    • New device presets, now more up-to-date for common devices
    • New web presets
    • New Matroska (MKV) presets, including VP9 video with Opus audio
    • Official presets from HandBrake 0.10.x are still available under "Legacy"
  • New JSON-based preset system including command line support
  • New JSON-based API for interacting with libhb
  • Improvements to audio/video sync engine to better handle difficult sources
  • Many miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements (over 1700 code commits!)

Video

  • VP9 video encoding via libvpx
  • Intel QuickSync Video H.265/HEVC encoder
    • Requires Intel Skylake or newer CPU
  • Ultra HD / 4K color pass through (support for BT.2020)
  • Additional standard frame rate selections in the graphical interfaces
  • New Auto anamorphic mode maximizes storage resolution, replaces Strict anamorphic mode
  • New Pad filter (command line only for now)
  • New Decomb/Deinterlace filter settings and improved defaults
  • Rotate filter now available in all graphical interfaces
  • New NLMeans filter tunes Tape and Sprite for analog tape recordings and vintage video games, respectively
  • Assembly optimizations NLMeans filter improve performance up to 10%
  • Assembly optimizations in x264 encoder improve performance for faster presets by 5-10%
  • x265 encoder quality improvements, especially when using tune grain
  • High bit depth encoding support via external shared libraries (video pipeline is still 8-bit 4:2:0)
    • x264 10-bit
    • x265 10-bit and 12-bit

Audio

  • Opus audio encoding/decoding via libopus
  • Passthru now supports E-AC-3, FLAC, and TrueHD audio formats

Subtitles

  • Improved subtitles rendering for some languages via HarfBuzz
  • Miscellaneous subtitles improvements

Command line interface

  • Presets can now be imported and exported from the command line and are compatible with the graphical interfaces
  • Queue exported from the graphical interfaces can now be imported by the command line interface (Linux and Windows only for now)

Build system

  • Add scripts to manually build and install Mac and MinGW-w64 (compile for Windows on Linux) toolchains
  • Add support for multiple source URLs for third-party downloads
  • Add SHA256 hash verification for third-party downloads
  • Add configure parameter to disable or filter allowed third-party downloads (see configure --help)
  • Use HTTPS everywhere; the few cases where a third-party does not provide packages over https, handbrake.fr does
  • New targets on Mac to install and uninstall after building
  • Add flatpak packaging support (experimental)

Third-party libraries

  • Updated libraries
    • FreeType 2.6.5 (subtitles)
    • Fontconfig 2.12.1 (subtitles)
    • FriBidi 0.19.7 (subtitles)
    • Libav 12 (encoding/decoding/muxing)
    • libass 0.13.2 (subtitles)
    • libbluray 0.9.3 (Blu-ray decoding)
    • libmfx v6.0.0 (Intel QuickSync Video encoding/decoding)
    • libvpx 1.5.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
    • x264 148 r2708 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
    • x265 2.1 (H.265/HEVC video encoding)
  • New libraries
    • HarfBuzz 1.3.0 (subtitles)
    • libopus 1.1.3 (Opus audio encoding)

Linux

  • Add options for saving and loading queue files
  • Removed system tray icon due to performance issues on Ubuntu
  • Usability improvements
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Mac

  • Updated all tooltips
  • Added undo/redo support to the graphical interface
  • Improved drag and drop support
  • Added Open Recent to the File menu
  • Added Add Titles to Queue... to the File menu (batch queueing)
  • Preview prompts to open in an external application when the internal player does not support the format
  • Preview now displays volume and audio/subtitles language selection during playback
  • Picture and Filters settings are now part of the main window
  • Settings are preserved when selecting a new title (instead of reloading the last selected preset)
  • Improved support for importing/exporting comma-separated (.csv) chapter markers
  • Queue is now automatically paused when available disk space is low
  • When Done action can now be changed directly from the Queue window
  • When Done notification is now interactive (reveals the encoded file in Finder)
  • Activity Log window is now searchable (press "?"+"f" to activate)
  • XQuartz is no longer required for subtitle burn-in
  • Updated Sparkle software update library
    • Enabled DSA signature checking for improved security
  • Usability improvements
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Windows

  • Graphical interface now uses libhb directly, instead of sending commands to the command line interface
    • Encoding can now be paused and resumed
    • Stopping encoding will finalize the partial file to be playable
  • Reduced installer and install size
    • The command line interface is no longer included in the graphical interface installer
  • Update checker now verifies the signature of the update file for improved security
  • Added support for quality-based audio encoding
  • Added ability to import tab-separated (.tsv), XML (.xml), and plain text (.txt) chapter markers
  • Improved the "configure default" options for audio and subtitles
    • Default audio track behavior is now configurable
    • Subtitles burn-in behavior is now configurable
  • Removed DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) hardware-accelerated video decoding
    • Was causing many issues without providing sufficient improvement to decoding efficiency
    • May be added again at a later date if performance and stability improves
  • Usability improvements
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

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