HandBrake for Mac

HandBrake for Mac

By : Handbrake

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    Open Source
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    Mac OS X
  • Date added
    Apr 09, 2018
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HandBrake for Mac OS X is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, also available Windows and Linux

Supported resources: HandBrake isn't confined to DVDs: it'll now take virtually any sort of video as a source.


  • Document format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or even AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features:

  • Chapter choice
  • Grayscale encoding
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Bitrate calculator
  • Subtitle support

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General -

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 AppleTV 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.

Video -

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).

libogg 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).

Mac -

Added option to configure low disk space warning level.

Improved support for VoiceOver navigation.

Many other bug fixes and improvements.

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