Package "handbrake"

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Name: handbrake


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  • versatile DVD ripper and video transcoder - command line
  • versatile DVD ripper and video transcoder - GTK GUI

Latest version: 0.9.9-1~getdeb1
Release: precise (12.04)
Level: getdeb
Repository: apps


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Version: 0.9.9-1~getdeb1 2013-05-19 20:08:53 UTC

handbrake (0.9.9-1~getdeb1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream version
     - Improved HandBrake pineapple icon by Matt Johnson
     - Improved Retina-resolution icons within the application, by Nik Pawlak
        + http://nikpawlak.com
     - Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support
        + works with Foreign Audio Search
        + can be Burned-In
        + can be passed through to MKV (but not MP4)
     - Additional video framerates
        + 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
     - Double framerate ("bob") mode for the deinterlace and decomb filters
     - Better audio remix support
        + additional mixdowns: 6.1, 7.1, 7.1 (5F/2R/LFE)
            CLI users should note 6ch becomes 5point1
        + better-than-Stereo sources can be upmixed to 5.1
        + discard one channel from Stereo sources
            Mono (Left Only), Mono (Right Only)
     - Allow the selection of higher audio bitrates where appropriate
     - Allow the selection of lower audio samplerates where appropriate
        + 8, 11.025, 12, 16 kHz
     - Audio dithering (TPDF) when converting to 16-bit FLAC
     - Use libavcodec for DTS audio decoding (instead of libdca)
        + DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete support
     - All graphical interfaces: support for x264's preset, tune and
       profile options
        + alternative to the Advanced panel (which is still available)
        + HandBrake-specific option to ensure compliance with a
          specific H.264 level
     - Updated built-in presets
        + take advantage of x264 preset/tune/profile support
        + removed increasingly suboptimal and irrelevant Legacy presets
     - Assorted bug fixes and improvements to the core library (libhb)
     - Updated libraries
        + x264 r2273-b3065e6
        + Libav v9.6
        + libbluray 0.2.3
     - User Interface has been re-written in WPF
        + Includes many small UI enhancements
     - Switched to .NET 4 Client Profile
        + smaller download for those who don't have .NET 4 Full installed
     - Assorted bug fixes
        + including better support for Retina displays
     - Prevent sleep during encoding and scanning for Mountain Lion
     - Drag & Drop files onto the Main window or application icon to scan
     - Nicer progress indication on the dock icon
     - Preview window improvements and bugfixes
     - Updated Growl to 2.0.1
        + Notification Center support (when Growl is not installed)
     - Assorted bug fixes and improvements
     - Use some system libraries rather than bundling
        + fontconfig, freetype, libxml2, libass, libogg, libvorbis,
          libtheora and libsamplerate
    Command Line Interface
     - Audio option (-a) will ignore invalid input tracks and encode
       with only the valid ones
     - Allow use of hh:mm:ss format when specifying p-to-p start/stop time
     - Advanced audio options
        + enable level normalization when downmixing (disabled by default)
        + disable audio dithering or select a specific algorithm

 -- Christoph Korn Sat, 18 May 2013 22:13:05 +0200

Version: 0.9.8-1~getdeb1 2012-07-18 20:08:57 UTC

handbrake (0.9.8-1~getdeb1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream version
    Changes betwen 0.9.7 and 0.9.8:

    -> Corrects a few crash bugs that showed up in 0.9.7

    Changes betwen 0.9.6 and 0.9.7:

    -> This is a bug fix release for 0.9.6.
    -> Includes an AppleTV3 Preset and updated iPad Preset

 -- Christoph Korn Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:40:26 +0200

Version: 0.9.6-1~getdeb1 2012-07-01 14:08:19 UTC

handbrake (0.9.6-1~getdeb1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream version

    -> Video:

       - updated libx264 (revision 2146)
       - MPEG-2 encoder (from libavcodec)
       - advanced options support for libavcodec encoders
         format: option1=value1:option2=value2
                 -bf 2 -trellis 2 becomes bf=2:trellis=2

    -> Audio:

       - audio gain control (increase/decrease audio volume)

       - updated libogg (1.3.0) and libvorbis (aoTuV b6.03)
       - new AAC encoder (from libavcodec) (considered experimental)
         (supported mixdowns: Mono/Stereo/Dolby, 5.1 will come later)
         (should be on par with faac in terms of quality, sometimes better)
       - FLAC encoder (16-bit, MKV container only)

       - Mac OS X: HE-AAC encoding support, via Core Audio

       - quality-based variable bitrate encoding support
         works with: Lame MP3, Vorbis, Core Audio AAC
         only implemented in CLI and Linux GUI

       - AC3 encoder: set Dolby Surround flag in stream parameters when
       mixdown is Dolby Surround or Pro Logic II

    -> Audio Passthru:

       - DTS Passthru to MP4 container (in addition to MKV) (supported by
       e.g. VLC, MPlayer)
       - DTS-HD Passthru (MP4, MKV containers)
       - MP3 Passthru (MP4, MKV containers)
       - AAC Passthru (MP4, MKV containers)
         (known issue: Magic Cookie not passed through from MPEG
         Program/Transport streams,
          which will break playback in e.g. QuickTime Player)
       - Auto Passthru: one encoder, multiple codecs
         lets you define allowed codecs (from supported passthru codecs)
         lets you pick a fallback encoder if passthru is not possible


       - start MKV clusters with a video keyframe whenever possible
         should improve seeking and DLNA streaming

       - bug fix: use ISO 639-2 bibliographic form for MKV language codes
       - bug fix: fix crash due to division by zero in MP4 muxer
       - bug fix: fix muxing of Closed Captions. Improper interleaving broke
       playback on some players


    -> Video:

       - updated libav* libraries from Libav (http://libav.org/)
       (v0.7-1696-gcae4f4b, late October 2011)
         frame-based multithreading for H.264, VP8
         10-bit decoding support for H.264, DNxHD
         Apple ProRes decoding support
       - improved average framerate detection
       - duplicate frame detection for improved frame drop decision (CFR/PFR)
       - new Same as source, Constant Framerate option
         for devices that don't support variable framerate
         automatically picks a constant framerate closest to the detected
         average framerate

       - bug fix: fix problem when resolution changes in the middle of a
       video stream

    -> Audio:

       - Blu-ray: make TrueHD, DTS-HD and E-AC3 Secondary Audio streams
       available for decoding and/or passthrough

       - bug fix: libavcodec-decoded streams can now be decoded multiple
                  previously, multiple decodes of the same source tracks
                  weren't possible
                  and audio output tracks had to be dropped
       - bug fix: fix audio screech at beginning of some audio tracks when
       decoding AC3
       - bug fix: fix DTS decoder audio volume (was too low)
       - bug fix: garbled audio when decoding DTS-HD audio from MKV
       - bug fix: fix support for DTS-HD High Resolution Audio in MPEG
       Transport streams

    -> Subtitles:

       - updated libass (0.10.0)
       - improved handling of subtitles with overlapping timestamps
       - improved handling of DVD subtitles without Stop Display commands
       - SSA subtitles are now passed through to MKV without conversion to

       - bug fix: fix rendering problem with SSA subtitles when no font is
       embedded in the source video


       - improved MPEG Program/Transport stream support
         support for MPEG-1 Program streams
         support for HD-DVD EVOB streams
         improved handling of Transport streams that have no PCR
       - WTV container support (via libavformat)

       - bug fix: files with more than 20 tracks (video, audio, subtitles
       etc.) are now supported
       - bug fix: some QuickTime MOV files were misdirected as MPEG Transport
       - bug fix: fix detection of TrueType font attachments that don't have
       the correct MIME type


       - new, much improved decomb filter (but slower)
         new settings are default
         old settings become decomb "Fast"


       - improved "Normal" preset (much faster, similar file size and
       - removed obsolete legacy presets
       - added new device presets for Android phones/tablets
         recent and/or powerful devices recommended

    Mac OS X:

    -> DVD decryption:

       - VLC 2.x or later will not work for DVD decryption
         and is therefore unsupported as of HandBrake 0.9.6
       - libdvdcss is now the preferred method for DVD decryption
         already works with HandBrake 0.9.5
         a .pkg installer is available from Videolan:

    -> Build system:

       - support for Xcode 4 and Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"
       - Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" no longer supported

    Mac OS X GUI:

    -> OS X 10.7 Lion support:

       - bug fix: Live Preview window widgets updated to work under Lion
       - bug fix: fixed positioning of widgets in the Audio panel under Lion

    -> Other:

       - wider main window providing more room for various widgets

    Windows GUI:

    -> Preview window:

       - complete redesign
       - support for VLC or the system default video player
       - dropped built

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