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Version 1.1.0 of HandBrake was released recently. Available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, this open source program can convert footage into files that include h.264, h265, or mpeg4 image formats, and aac, ac3, mp3, or Ogg Vorbis sound formats. Presets are available for commonly used equipment, such as an iPad, AppleTV or Android tablet, and things like chapter layout and subtitles can also be taken into account. The changelog for this release can be found below.


  • Improved user interface
    • Redesigned main window for consistency and usability; overall flow is top to bottom, left to right
    • Added new preset controls directly in main workflow
    • Added new summary tab for overview of settings at a glance
    • Updated interface icons to support high resolution displays
  • New and improved official presets
    • Added new presets for Vimeo and YouTube
    • Added new 2160p/4K device presets for Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku
    • Added new Production presets for post-production video editing workflows
    • Added additional 2160p/4K Matroska presets
  • Improved Apple TV 4K support
  • Improved Intel QuickSync Video support
    • Added Linux support (experimental)
    • Added 10-bit H.265/HEVC encoding support for Kaby Lake and newer CPUs
    • Added support for multiple GPUs via D3D11 encode path
  • Many bug fixes and improvements


  • Added new Unsharp and kernel-based Laplacian LapSharp sharpening filters
  • Added CSM prefilter option to NLMeans filter
  • Added support for mobile device orientation via auto-rotation container flag
  • x265 10- and 12-bit encoders are now included by default; additional dll files are no longer required

Command line interface

  • Added support for adaptive streaming (SPS and PPS before IDR frames) via the –inline-parameter-sets parameter
  • Added –json parameter to output scan/status information in JSON format, useful for scripting
  • Audio sample rate parameter –arate now accepts “auto” as a valid value

build system

  • Added support for FreeBSD 11.1 (must compile from source)
  • Added support for compiling on Windows under MSYS (experimental, slow)
  • Updated to mingw-w64-build 3.1.1 with support for mingw-w64 5.0.3 and gcc 7.2.0
  • Update mac-toolchain-build to add NASM 2.13.2 (now required for x264)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Third-party libraries

  • Updated libraries
    • FDK AAC 0.1.5 (AAC audio encoding, must compile from source)
    • FreeType 2.8.1 (subtitles)
    • HarfBuzz 1.7.2 (subtitles)
    • Jansson 2.10 (JSON architecture)
    • LAME 3.100 (MP3 audio encoding)
    • Libav 12.3 (decoding and filters)
    • libass 0.14.0 (subtitles)
    • libbluray 1.0.2 (Blu-ray decoding)
    • libdvdnav 5.0.3 (DVD decoding)
    • libdvdread 5.0.3 (DVD decoding)
    • libiconv 1.15 (character encoding support)
    • libmfx (upstream API 1.23)
    • lilogg 1.3.2 (Xiph codecs support)
    • libopus 1.2.1 (Opus audio encoding)
    • libsamplerate 0.1.9-35-g02ebb9f (audio resampling)
    • libtheora 1.1.1 (Theora video encoding)
    • libvorbis 1.3.5 (Vorbis audio encoding)
    • libvpx 1.6.1 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
    • libxml2 2.9.4 (general)
    • x264 155 r2893 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
    • x265 2.6 (H.265/HEVC video encoding)
    • zlib 1.2.11 (general)


  • Added option to configure low disk space warning level
  • Added Intel QuickSync Video encoder (experimental, requires specific Intel driver)
  • Added support for Ubuntu 18.04 and 17.10; Ubuntu 15.04 support has been removed
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements


  • Added option to configure low disk space warning level
  • Improved support for VoiceOver navigation
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements


  • Added option to configure low disk space warning level
  • Added option to play a sound (MP3/WAV) when encode or queue is finished
  • Added option to show progress, pass, passcount in the application title or task tray icon tooltip
  • Added more granular progress reporting during search for start of file and muxing
  • Added support for per-display resolution awareness
  • Added support for running HandBrake in a portable mode (see included portable.ini.template)
  • Added custom anamorphic to dimensions tab, it’s back!
  • Improved static preview window still previews rendering
  • Improved audio selection behavior controls; dropdowns are now context aware and range limited with better defaults
  • Improved UI consistency throughout
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements

Version number 1.1.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website HandBrake
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License type GPL
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