Software update: HandBrake 1.2.1

Feb

20

2019

Version 1.2.1 of HandBrake has recently appeared. This open source program, which is available for Windows, Linux and macOS, can convert movie material to files with an h.264, h265 or mpeg4 format and an aac, ac3, mp3 or Ogg Vorbis sound format. There are presets for commonly used equipment, such as an iPad, AppleTV or Android tablet, and things like chapter division and subtitling can also be taken into account. The changelog for this issue can be found below.

General
Fixed potential crashes due to use or uninitialized variables
Improved minimum duration to only apply to DVD and BD sources
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Video
Fixed incorrect video rotation where rotation is explicitly flagged as none
Fixed yadif deinterlace filter not properly deinterlacing all frames
Fixed missing frame at the end of encodes from m2ts sources
Fixed detection or MPEG-1 video in program streams by improving probing or unknown streams
Fixed decoding or MPEG-1 video in DVD sources
Fixed Apple VideoToolbox encoding issues related to pyramidal B-frames
Fixed lapsharp filter corrupting frame edges
Improved NLMeans performance with reducing number of threads used with CPUs with high logical core counts
Improved AMD VCE encoding to enable placing key frames at chapter markers
Improved calculation of final frame duration
Improved support for BT.2020 color space
Audio
Fixed channel mapping for AAC 5.1 encoding (instead of 5.1 back) 5.1 Side which is less compatible)
Command line interface
Fixed selection of encoders applied to tracks selected with `–all-audio`
Fixed audio settings where more are specified than exist in the preset
Fixed overriding audio bit rate set by the preset
Build system
Fixed libvpx cross compilation with GCC 8 by disabling AVX-512
Fixed x265 cross compilation with GCC 8
Updated to mingw-w64-build 4.1.1 with improvements to error reporting and support for sha256sum on systems without shasum
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Third-party libraries
Updated libraries
libmfx (upstream API 1.27)
Linux
Fixed Flatpak icon
Fixed Flatpak accessing gvfs mounted filesystems by adding an additional access permission
Fixed display or special characters in preset names
Fixed exporting presets to sanitize system reserved characters
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Mac
Fixed incorrect file extension when selecting a preset
Fixed potential user interface hang on macOS 10.12 Sierra
Fixed potential issue caused by setting work to be done before all threads have closed
Improved usability or preview controls overlay by increasing its size
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Windows
Fixed application uninstaller sometimes appearing behind the installer
Fixed potential crash when loading settings from older HandBrake versions
Fixed official presets not updating when a newer HandBrake version is installed
Fixed maximum resolution limit when selecting a preset (source or preset, whichever is narrower)
Fixed crop and anamorphic settings not being restored when editing a queued job
Fixed audio and subtitle selection behavior where any language and first track are selected
Restored options on the queue window previously removed in HandBrake 1.2.0
Improved user interface on displays close to the minimum recommended resolution
Improved quality of text rendering on the installer for high density displays
Improved ordering or presets and preset categories
Improved QSV compatibility with newer Intel drivers by updating libmfx
Improved removal or small temporary files that could be left behind in certain cases
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
HandBrake screenshot (620 pix)

Version number 1.2.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website
HandBrake
Download
https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php
File size 12.75MB
License type GPL

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