View Full Version : Handbrake 0.8.5b1 released

21st April 2007, 07:21 PM
From handbrake.m0k.org (http://handbrake.m0k.org/?p=48):

After a 14-month hiatus, a brand new development team, a project forked then unforked, and literally hundreds of revisions…

We are pleased to announce the release of HandBrake 0.8.5b1 !

This new version of HandBrake encompasses everything that was in MediaFork 0.8.0b1 and much, much, much more.

• User presets (Mac)
• AppleTV and PS3 support
• Anamorphic, even in QuickTime
• Surround sound (both AAC 5.1 and Dolby Pro Logic II)
• Chapter markers (QuickTime-style)
• Official support for the Windows GUI
• PPC Linux support
• High profile H.264

A number of bugs have been fixed as well, including the restoration of multiple audio tracks. Still, keep in mind that this is a beta, and no particular level of stability or usability is guaranteed; don’t delete your copy of HandBrake 0.7.1 just yet.

Seems this will be the first update of many for the "new" HandBrake:

Following the release of MediaFork 0.8.0b1, we were overwhelmed by new users. Fortunately, with them came new coders! A year ago, there were 2 developers. Now, there are over a dozen. Thanks to this happy development, HandBrake’s future is full and bright. So stay tuned: a second beta of 0.8.5 will follow this one, with a number of other exciting features.

Download it here (http://handbrake.m0k.org/?p=48). Still the same godawful cocktail/pineapple/WTF icon, but salvation is available in the form of Tom Stoelwinder's replacement icons, available here (http://dl.qj.net/index.php?pg=12&fid=8616&catid=36).

21st April 2007, 07:24 PM
I love the pineapple icon, haha
Good to see this has AppleTV support :thumbup:

21st April 2007, 07:41 PM
Meh! If you have VisualHub, is there any need for Handbrake?

21st April 2007, 08:15 PM
They're getting absolutely caned for downloads... had to get it off torrent.

21st April 2007, 08:46 PM
Meh! If you have VisualHub, is there any need for Handbrake?

As far as I know handbrake is the only video converter on the Mac that encode subtitles into the resulting videos - I also have VisualHub and I agree it is well worth the purchase price but unfortunately it does not handle subtitles :-( Why would one need subtitles - well it is particularly useful for foreign films, for those that have a hearing impairment or for those needing a bit of extra help with English.

21st April 2007, 09:55 PM
If the subtitles are in .srt form you can hard burn them into the movie with ffmpegx. :)