De finalrelease van HandBrake versie 0.10.0 is verschenen. Dit opensource- en multithreaded programma, dat beschikbaar is voor Windows, Linux en OS X, kan filmbestanden omzetten naar videobestanden met een h264- of mpeg4-beeldindeling en een aac-, ac3-, mp3- of Ogg Vorbis-geluidsindeling. In versie 0.10.0 zijn onder meer diverse nieuwe encoders toegevoegd, waaronder h.265 en Intel QuickSync Video. De release notes voor deze uitgave kunnen hieronder worden gevonden.
We are introducing several new encoders with this release and replacing others.
Filters and Scalers
- Intel QuickSync Video
is a hardware based H.264 encoder that is available on Intel CPUs. Currently, QSV is only supported on Windows but we hope to bring this to Linux users in the future. Thanks to the good people at Intel for making this possible!
is now available through x265 1.4. While this encoder is still fairly new, we have seen some promising results come out of it. It's still under heavy active development and is only going to improve over time!
using the libvpx encoder. We have now deprecated Theora (VP3) in favour of VP8 which is a more modern encoder offering better quality encodes at lower file sizes.
Has now officially been removed due to GPL compatibility issues, and replaced with the libav AAC encoder as the new default for Windows and Linux. In addition, we have added the FDK AAC encoder for Windows and Linux as a optional compile-time option. The Mac release will continue to use CoreAudio as the default.
As usual, we've updated a number of the core libraries including x264 and libav
The new NLMeans filter offers much higher quality denoising. Our previous filter, hqdn3d, now accepts individual settings for each of the chroma channels (Cb, Cr).
- OpenCL Scaling
In addition to the default Lanczos scaling algorithm, HandBrake now offers BiCubic scaling on Windows via OpenCL. If the results prove positive, we may roll it out to other platforms in a future release. Thanks to the guys at AMD for building our OpenCL framework!
There are literally hundreds of other improvements, so check out the release notes for more details.
- Feature Parity
A lot of work has been done to bring the user interfaces closer in terms of feature parity. We are now much closer than in any previous release.
- Audio and Subtitle Defaults
The audio and subtitle controls have been overhauled to support default behaviours which can be stored in presets. This simplifies the workflow for many batch encoding scenarios.