Handbrake 0.9.0 Released.

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  1. baggss macrumors newbie

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    A Major updare from 0.8.5B1

    Some of the changes include:

    * User experience is improved through a re-envisioned Mac interface and a Windows interface that's been rebuilt from the ground up.

    * Picture quality is improved through better image scaling, better deinterlacing, new filters for denoising, deblocking, inverse telecine, and new presets devoted to high quality settings.

    * Speed improvements due to updated copies of x264 and ffmpeg. This includes improved multi-threaded encoding for the iPod.

    * Compatibility is improved through new presets for devices like the iPhone and PSP. As well, HandBrake now supports DTS as an audio source and has limited support for .VOB and .TS file containers as input. Most excitingly, HandBrake can now output to the Matroska (MKV) file container.

    * Stability has been improved due to countless bug fixes. (Including audio drop and mp2 issues). Handbrake also has optional support for MP4 files larger than 4 gigabytes.

    Get it HERE.
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Just As My 8.5 Was Crashing

    Welcome Relief. 8.5 just crashed during an encode for me yesterday. And this is obviously faster than 8.5. On the Quad 2.66 MP it is almost 160fps instead of less than 140fps to date. Thanks for the heads up baggss.
     
  5. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I love whenever there's a new version of Handbrake. There are so many new settings. I'll need to do a bunch of experimenting to find the best ones.
     
  6. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    I like to new refined interface. Gotta love Handbrake! :D
     
  7. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    The site seems to be down right now, but I'm looking forward to being able to use this app again. :D
     
  8. Thrash911 macrumors 6502

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    I thought HandBrake was renamed MediaFork..? But HandBrake is updated.. What's the deal?
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    HandBrake -> MediaFork -> HandBrake

    Fork unforked.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Forking h*ll!
     
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  12. baggss thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The temporary name change came when the new dev team started updating but was unable to contact the original developer. Once they put MF 0.8.0 out the original dev contacted them and gave them his permission to use the original name and continue the program. He is still the "official" head of the program, but really doesn't have much time to do anything. He's a good guy and does what he can when he can though.

    Btw, if anyone has any issues with the download, remove the .bz2 extension and make sure it is just .dmg. It will work fine.
     
  13. ibook4a macrumors member

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    my god this updates so much faster! from 70 odd frames/second i'm over 100 now.:D
     
  14. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I have mine set to check for updates on launch, but I'm not getting any indication of an update. May have to manually look in to it.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  15. KristieMac macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. I've been lazy with updates lately, so I appreciate the heads up!
     
  16. kugino macrumors 65816

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    i am VERY pleased with this update. it's much faster than the last version when doing h.264. but it also handles VIDEO_TS folders much better now...some titles where the sound cut off halfway through encode perfectly now. fantastic!
     
  17. ironjaw macrumors 6502

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    Is it really necessary to use H.264? I'm getting 40fps.

    When I use FFmpeg or another codec I get like over 80-100 maybe more.

    Any advice?

    All I'm using my rips for is viewing them in iTunes. I have no ipod or Apple TV
     
  18. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Not really. H.264 just gives better quality while using a lower bit rate and file size. It is just incredibly processor intensive.
     
  19. herkyjerky macrumors member

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    Can Handbrake convert to a format that works in Quicktime?? Anyone know??

    Thanks.
     
  20. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It only converts to formats that work in Quicktime.
     
  21. herkyjerky macrumors member

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    When I have used Handbreak it converts it to .avi and then I try to play it in Quicktime and it is a white screen with no sound. I am not on Quicktime Pro, just the free version. Any ideas??
     
  22. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Which format are you encoding your video in?
     
  23. WMuntean macrumors regular

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    Anyone experiance that HB 9 encodes SLOWER than 8.5b ???? I used to be getting 22 fps on my 2.16 CD MBP and now get 15. On my new Mini 2.0 (just got it!!!) I'm getting 25 fps with 8.5 and 17 with 9. Can this be right??

    Using appleTV preset
     
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I noticed this as well moving from 0.7 to 8.0b. They're using newer libraries but the encoding speed is slower.
     
  25. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I've found each release of Handbrake since the Mediafork project has been slower. On our 2.4GHz iMac the speeds were the following for the iPod preset on Handbrake and the same settings on Mediafork (just entered manually):

    Mediafork - ~35fps
    Handbrake 0.8.5 - ~20fps
    Handbrake 0.9.0 - ~15fps

    I still can't go past Mediafork, it's so much faster than the official Handbrake builds that followed it.
     

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