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Handbrake updated to 0.9.5, adds iPad, iPhone 4 presets

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2011
News Categories: Mac Software, Other, Windows Software

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Popular open-source DVD to MPEG-4 converter Handbrake has been updated to version 0.9.5, its first update in over a year. The new version offers a long list of improvements, including new presets for the iPad, iPhone 4, and second-generation Apple TV, support for SSA subtitles, automatic discovery of VLC in the Applications folder (necessary for ripping encrypted DVDs), AC3 encoding support, universal audio downmix support, a peak framerate option, and more. Notably, 0.9.5 drops support for legacy PowerPC-based Macs; a complete list of changes is available here. Handbrake 0.9.5 is available now as a free download for Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Windows 2000 or later, and Linux.

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1

I never got the last version to work properly!

Posted by showofdeth on January 4, 2011 at 5:02 PM (PDT)

2

I just tried to download the latest version through 0.9.4 and it tells me that it’s up to date. I guess I’ll try the direct link above.

Posted by Michael on January 4, 2011 at 7:21 PM (PDT)

3

Taking it for a test drive now converting some DVDs I’ve been putting off with the new iPhone 4 preset. Curious to see the quality and file size, will report back later.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on January 5, 2011 at 12:42 PM (PDT)

4

For me, it worked as well as it ever has. The current iPhone 4 preset generates an output file about 80% the file size of the previous Apple Universal and is sharp and clear on the retina display.

The best part, it’s an improvement over the 0.9.4 Universal:

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Top is the 0.9.4 touch/iPhone, middle is the 0.9.4 universal, and the bottom is the 0.9.5 iPhone.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on January 5, 2011 at 8:18 PM (PDT)

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