HandBrake 1.6.0 update

HandBrake 1.6.0 update
HandBrake 1.6.0 update

If you need to convert or reconvert a video from almost any format to a more modern, widely accepted codec, HandBrake is the perfect open-source tool for you. It’s been developed with love by volunteers in the community. This is a minor refinement and bug-fix release.

Before updating, make sure that there are no encodes left in your queue. Also, remember any custom presets you have created, as they may not work with the newer versions.

Windows users should also be aware that HandBrake requires Microsoft .NET Desktop Runtime 6. If you are unsure how to install it, please refer to our forum post for more details.

All platforms

General

  • Added AV1 video encoding
  • Added high bit depth and color depth support to various encoders and filters
  • Added 4K AV1 General, QSV (Hardware), and MKV (Matroska) presets
  • Added 4K HEVC General presets and updated related presets to use similar encoder settings
  • Revised Web presets and renamed to Creator, Email, and Social
  • Removed VP8 presets
    • The VP8 video encoder is now deprecated and will be removed in a future release
    • Related, the Theora encoder is long deprecated and will be removed in a future release
  • Miscellaneous other preset revisions

Video

  • Added SVT-AV1 (software) and Intel QSV AV1 (hardware) video encoders
  • Added VP9 10-bit encoder
  • Added NVENC HEVC 10-bit encoder
  • Added support for the NVDEC decoder.
  • Added VCN HEVC 10-bit encoder
  • Added H.264 levels 6, 6.1, and 6.2 for the x264 encoder
  • Added H.264/H.265 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 profiles for the x264 and x265 encoders
  • Added H.265 4:2:2 profile for VideoToolbox encoder on Apple Silicon
  • Added support for Intel Deep Link Hyper Encode (leverage multiple QSV media engines to increase performance)
  • Fixed longstanding issue where slowest NVENC encoder preset caused encoding failures
  • Removed support for Intel CPUs older than 6th generation (Skylake) when using Intel Quick Sync Video

Changes for HandBrake 1.6.0 update

  • Added support for high bit depth and color depth for various encoders and filters
  • Added presets for 4K AV1 General, QSV (Hardware) and MKV (Matroska)
  • Added general preferences for 4K HEVC and updated related preferences to use similar encoder settings
  • Added SVT-AV1 video encoder (software) and Intel QSV AV1 (hardware)
  • Added VP9 10-bit encoder, NVENC HEVC 10-bit encoder, VCN HEVC 10-bit encoder, H.264 level 6, 6.1 and 6.2 for the x264 encoder, H.264/H.265 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 profiles for the x264 and x265 encoders, H.265 4:2:2 profile for VideoToolbox encoder for Apple, Intel Deep Link Hyper Encode
  • Fixed a long-standing issue where the slowest presetting of the NVENC encoder resulted in encoding errors
  • Bwdif deinterlace filter has been added and many improved or updated
  • New libraries SVT-AV1 1.4.1 (AV1 encoding)
  • Added support for building for OpenBSD
  • The parameter has been added to allow creation for the native CPU architecture--cpu configure
  • Added configuration parameter to enable link time optimization--lto

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