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Windows 7: Handbrake 0.9.4 available

30 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Handbrake 0.9.4 available

Changes between 0.9.3 and 0.9.4:


New build system, allowing 64-bit binaries (around 10% faster)
Soft subtitles and Closed Captions:
DVD Closed Captions
ATSC Closed Captions
SRT subtitle import
Text soft subtitles in MP4 and MKV output
Bitmap soft subtitles in MKV output
Better support for DVD inputs:
Uses libdvdnav
DVD angles support
Workaround for libdvdread malloc bomb on invalid PGC entry
DVD drive region detection support in Linux
Handles DVD programs with more than 16 streams
No longer tries to detect and discard duplicate titles when scanning
Libdvdnav patched to perform read error recovery
Libdvdread patched to allow raw device access in Windows
Handles poorly mastered DVDs that had the menus ripped out of them
Better support for non-DVD inputs:
Preserves MP4 metadata
DTS-HD demuxing
8 bit audio
Better handling of transport streams where audio starts first
Better handling of transport streams that have been spliced together, leading to duplicate timestamps
Better VC-1 frame detection
Fixes bug that was causing one sec. of audio to be dropped on many ffmpeg files
Looks harder for aspect ratio info from DV sources
No longer truncates the last (dummy) chapter
Allows specifying field parity for detelecine and decomb
Better AV sync
Support for sources with no audio
DTS passthrough for MKV
x264 bumped from r1169 to r1347, which means speed optimizations, new default settings (see r2742 commit comment), the magic of macroblock tree rate control (mbtree), a new CRF curve (meaning you will get different, generally lower bitrates at the same RF, with similar quality metrics), and weighted P-Frames (disabled by default for Baseline encodes and the AppleTV preset).
Better sample interleaving
Better, optional deinterlacer for decomb (EEDI2)
New mode structure for the decomb filter
Variable verbose logging levels
Fixed timing for first two frames coming out of filters
Libtheora bumped to 1.1.0
Improvements to our theora implementation (2 pass encoding + soft target rate control)
Caters to Theora's insistence on content having mod16 framing dimensions specified
Flushes LAME encoder's final packets
Fixed interjob framerate calculation
Fixed pthreads regression in cygwin
Tweaks for packaging tools
Solaris 10 build support

All interfaces:

Live video preview
New subtitle tab
New filters and picture settings inspector
Custom anamorphic mode
Updated Sparkle
Custom number of preview images
Quality slider now works off actual rate factor/quantizer values instead of percentages
Partially updated advanced x264 tab
New built-in presets
Use libdvdnav by default on DVD sources
Removed Constant QP encoding option for x264 (use CRF)
Various bug fixes and UI tweaks
x264 turbo 1st pass mode now uses subme=2 not subme=1


Core Audio AAC encoding
H.264 video source decoding crash fixed
Queue displays varying row heights based on encode settings
Fixed EyeTV package scanning
64bit / 32 bit VLC detection
Preset import/export


New audio tab
AAC audio source decoding bug fixed
Tray minimization is now optional
Queue can now be started from main window
Growl for Windows notification support
General UI improvements
Preset import
Preferred language control for audio dubs and subtitles
Fixed file extensions resetting to m4v when enabling chapter markers in mkv
Faster updating of GUI elements from CLI data
Cleanup / Improved some of the programs options. (Growl, use m4v, drive detection)
Numerous fixes in the Picture Settings Panel and CLI Query Handling code.
Bug Fixes and Usability improvements.


General UI improvements
Inhibits sleep mode while encoding
Single title scan
Chapter duration display
Notifications when encodes complete
Tray minimization
Full screen preview
Preset import/export
Preferred language control for audio dubs and subtitles
Preferences rearrangement
Preference to auto-apply .m4v extension
New system tray icon behavior
Preference for what to do when encode completes
Preference for how often to delete activity logs
Preference to disable automatic scanning
New Gnome session manager support
Improved "auto" audio selection
Use .m4v as the default extension for the MPEG-4 container
Use .m4v when soft subs are enabled
Alternate angle encoding fix
Only strips drive letters for Windows builds
Show correct audio format info when it's been sanitized for incompatibilities
Preserve chapter list modifications made to queued jobs
Fixed error when navigating chapter titles with the keyboard
Bug Fixes.


Options to handle new subtitle, anamorphic, and preview features
--srt-file, --srt-codeset, --srt-offset, --srt-lang, --srt-default
--native-dub option lets users request dubbing instead of subs when the audio isn't in their native language
Allow encoding sources with no audio without explicitly stating -a none
Update checker on MinGW built exe should now work correctly.
Matches GUIs' default verbosity level of 1

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Thank you. I use this every once in a while.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Nov 2009   #3


great program, even without those latest fixes!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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