Handbrake Reaches Version 1.0: Here’s What’s New and Awesome

Nancy Messieh 04-01-2017

Open source video transcoder Handbrake recently released a major update, well after a decade since it was released as a beta program.


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 5 Clever Things You Can Do with HandBrake HandBrake is a powerful tool, designed to help you get the most out of your digital media. We have compiled some of HandBrake's most ingenious uses. Check it out! Read More . 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 How To Use Handbrake To Attach Subtitles To A Movie File Read More  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.


In terms of user interface, Handbrake now has an undo/redo feature in the graphical interface, an improved drag and drop feature, and the ability to add titles to your queue for batch rendering in the File menu. Also added to the File menu is the ability to open recent titles.


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.

What do you think of the update? Let us know in the comments. 

Related topics: Handbrake, Video Editor.

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