HandBrake 1.5.0

HandBrake is an open-source video transcoder available for Linux, Mac, and Windows.

HandBrake takes videos you already have and makes new ones that work on your mobile phone, tablet, TV media player, game console, computer, or web browser—nearly anything that supports modern video formats.

HandBrake works with most common video files and formats, including ones created by consumer and professional video cameras, mobile devices such as phones and tablets, game and computer screen recordings, and DVD and Blu-ray discs. HandBrake leverages tools such as FFmpeg, x264, and x265 to create new MP4 or MKV video files from these Sources.

https://handbrake.fr
HandBrake 1.5.0 light
HandBrake 1.5.0 dark

Version

1.5.0

Release Date

2022-01-09

SHA-256 checksum file*

SHA256

Official Download (Windows x64 Installer)

HandBrake Icon

Alternative Download (Windows x64 Installer)

OneDrive Download

Official Download (Windows x64 64 bit)
.NET 6.0 Desktop Runtime (v6.0.1) – Windows x64 Installer

Microsoft

Alternative Download (Windows x64 64 bit)
.NET 6.0 Desktop Runtime (v6.0.1) – Windows x64 Installer

OneDrive Download

For additional platforms please visit https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

Upgrade Notice

Before updating HandBrake, please make sure there are no pending encodes in the queue, and be sure to make a backup of any custom presets and app preferences you have, as they may not be compatible with newer versions.

Windows users, please make sure to install Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime version 6.0.0 or later. Read carefully: you need the DESKTOP runtime.
Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime version 5.0.0 or later is also required. (This dependency will be removed in HandBrake 1.5.1)

All platforms

Video

  • Fixed an issue on older Intel CPUs causing the CLI to fail to initialize (#3924)
  • Updated video engine to preserve chroma sample location information
  • Updated Intel Quick Sync to use the Intel oneAPI Video Processing Library (oneVPL)

Audio

  • Fixed MP2 audio sources not utilizing the fallback encoder when pass through is disabled (#3863)
  • Fixed FFmpeg AAC audio encoder quality mode scale range (#1295)

Subtitles

  • Fixed an issue with captions pass through durations (#3764)

Build system

  • Fixed multiple potential race conditions in Flatpak build process
  • Updated mac-toolchain-build script with newer tool versions

Third-party libraries

  • Updated libraries
    • FFmpeg 4.4.1 (decoding and filters)
    • FreeType 2.11.1 (subtitles)
    • Fribidi 1.0.11 (subtitles)
    • HarfBuzz 3.1.2 (subtitles)
    • Jansson 2.14 (JSON architecture)
    • libass 0.15.2 (subtitles)
    • libdav1d 0.9.2 (AV1 decoding)
    • libjpeg-turbo 2.1.2 (preview image compression)
    • libogg 1.3.5 (Xiph codecs support)
    • libvpx 1.11.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
    • zimg 3.0.3 (color conversion)

Linux

  • Fixed a filter settings issue that resulted in incorrect filters being added to jobs (#3910)
  • Updated Intel QSV Flatpak plugin to use Intel MediaSDK 21.3.5
  • Updated Flatpak dependencies
    • Freedesktop Platform 21.08
    • GNOME 41
  • Added Corsican (Corsu) translation
  • Updated translations
    • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
    • Dutch (Nederlands)
    • French (Français)
    • Korean (한국어)
    • Spanish (Español)
    • Swedish (Svenska)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Mac

  • Requires macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
  • Fixed potential issues where encoding process could get stuck on efficiency cores in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with automatic naming not applying correctly
  • Fixed main window not being shown upon editing a job in the queue
  • Updated queue statistics tab to include average encoding speed and percent of original file size
  • Added “Move to top” and “Move to bottom” to the queue context menu
  • Added a stop breakpoint to the queue, set when stop after job is selected and may be reordered (#2572)
  • Added native support for the VideoToolbox API, enabling advanced features such as frame multi-pass, mastering display and content light metadata, and chroma location; the previous implementation via FFmpeg’s libavcodec has been removed
  • Added Corsican (Corsu) translation
  • Updated translations
    • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
    • French (Français)
    • German (Deutsch)
    • Italian (Italiano)
    • Portuguese (Português)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Windows

  • Requires Windows 10 or later and Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.0 or later
  • Fixed a potential crash when encoding using Intel QSV in 2-pass mode (#4026)
  • Fixed potential issues where encoding process could get stuck on efficiency cores in some cases
  • Fixed an issue with static preview not updating when switching between automatic and custom cropping modes (#3911)
  • Updated the toolbar preset dropdown to an overlay panel that utilizes a tree view which saves state
  • Updated UI with various improvements to layout, typography, and cosmetics
  • Updated queue statistics tab to include average encoding speed and content information
  • Updated automatic naming file format placeholders to be live options
  • Updated Send File To preference to set HB_SOURCE, HB_DESTINATION, and HB_EXIT_CODE environment variables, which can be used instead of arguments
  • Added new exit_code parameter to Send File To preference
  • Added “Move to top” and “Move to bottom” to the queue context menu
  • Added a stop breakpoint to the queue, set when stop after job is selected and may be reordered (#2572)
  • Added support for Windows 10/11 notifications, enable in Preferences > When Done
  • Added support for Right to Left UI rendering for languages that require it. This can be set in preferences
  • Added Traditional Chinese (正體中文) translation
  • Updated translations
    • Simplified Chinese (简体中文) – includes fix for access keys in menus
    • Corsican (Corsu)
    • German (Deutsch)
    • Italian (Italiano)
    • Japanese (日本語)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Leave a Comment