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Despite being in beta for so long, Handbrake is the go-to for converting videos to make them compatible with your various devices. The app can handle any kind of video, including unencrypted content from your DVDs. Handbrake can then edit those videos — by resizing, cropping, and filtering them — and convert them to the format of your choice. You can also use it to add subtitles to your videos.
So what’s new in Handbrake 1.0?
The app now has a completely overhauled set of presets. In addition to converting videos based on quality presets, you can also easily convert them for sharing on the web, as well as for a variety of devices from Playstation and Xbox to Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon’s Fire TV.
With Handbrake 1.0, you can also preview your videos with the ability to adjust volume and select subtitles during playback. If Handbrake can’t play that format, it will open up in a compatible external application.
Handbrake’s functionality has also seen some changes. The queue will automatically be paused when your computer is running low on disk space, and your settings won’t change when you open up a new video to convert.
Under the hood, Handbrake is said to now have improvements to its audio and video sync engine so it can better handle
Windows users also have the option of pausing and resuming the encoding process. Check out the full list of the updates to find out more.
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