Software Update: HandBrake 1.3.3

Version 1.3.3 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 following changes and improvements have been made in this release:


  • Fixed ISO 639-2/B language codes not set correctly in MKV (affects Hebrew, Indonesian, Javanese, and Yiddish) (#2903)
  • Improved support for sources where pixel format cannot be quickly identified, eg due to delayed video track start (#2893)
  • Added logging to identify where hardware support is disabled
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements


  • Improved Intel QSV memory footprint by eliminating a buffer pool (#2675)
  • Improved Intel QSV H.265 memory buffer size as required by newer Intel Media SDK (#2862)
  • Fixed and improved Intel QSV in various situations, especially hardware decoding (#873, #2660, #2661, #2829)
  • Fixed full range video being not being identified as limited range after conversion where filters are used (#2859)


  • Fixed handling or overlapping SSA import subtitles (791adba)
  • Improved support for out-of-order SSA subtitles as allowed by specification (#2906)

Command line interface

  • Fixed –preset failure unless full path is specified, eg –preset=”Category Name/Preset Name” (#2838)

build system

  • Improved Flatpak to better conform to freedesktop metainfo standards
  • Improved Intel QSV Flatpak plugin build efficiency using cmake-ninja
  • Added a patch to fix cross compiling libdav1d using GCC 10.x (quality of life improvement)
    • Official HandBrake 1.3.3 Windows release is built using GCC 9.x and is not directly affected by this issue

Third-party libraries

  • Updated FFmpeg 4.2.3 (decoding and filters)


  • Fixed preview layout not displaying properly on OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Fixed incorrect copyright year on About dialog (#2830)


  • Fixed a crash related to the dark theme (#2816)
  • Fixed a potential crash related to preview image memory allocation (#2871)
  • Fixed a potential crash due to certain actions causing no preset being selected (#2875)
  • Fixed missing E-AC-3 encoder option (#2855)
  • Fixed hardware encoder support unavailable in portable build (#2832)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Version number 1.3.3
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website HandBrake
File size 12.91MB
License type GPL