Longevity: 4 years 1 month
Developer: The HandBrake Team
Platform: Multi-Platform (Windows, Mac and Linux)
Year of release: 2014
Interface language: English
Medicine: Not required
HandBrake is a free open source video converter that allows you to encode video files from DVD or any video format into video with encoders: H.264(x264), H.265(x265) MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 (libav), VP8 (libvpx) and Theora(libtheora). Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis. File containers: MP4(.M4V) and MKV. It contains a wide set of presets with which you can quickly convert videos for further viewing on various mobile devices, such as Apple iPod, iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, Sony PSP, PS3, Microsoft Xbox 360, etc. Of the additional functions, it should be noted the presence of a bitrate calculator, the possibility of previewing during encoding, resizing and scaling the image, the integrator of subtitles, etc.
The open Source video encoding utility HandBrake has been updated to version 0.10.0, in which many significant improvements and changes have been made. In addition, FAAC support has been discontinued in the new version, and the LibAV AAC encoder now works by default. This encoder is suitable in most cases, but since it is still being improved, support has also been added for the FDK-AAC encoder. The new Denoise NLMeans filter provides much better results when cleaning the image from noise, although it works slower in some cases compared to other less aggressive filters. In addition to the Lanczos filter used to resize the image, a BiCubic filter using OpenCL on the Windows platform has appeared in HandBrake 0.10.0. Version 0.10 stops supporting Growl for Windows due to existing bugs and compatibility with the Windows XP platform.
As for the Linux platform, the minimum system requirements have also been updated for it: GTK3 is required.