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Handbrake version 0.9.4 adds 64-bit support

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009
News Categories: Mac Software, Other, Windows Software


Popular open-source DVD to MPEG-4 converter Handbrake has been updated to version 0.9.4. The new version offers a host of improvements, including speed, size, and quality improvements taken from the x264 project, support for 64-bit and parallel builds for added speed improvements on 64-bit capable machines, support for soft subtitles, a live preview feature, better input support, constant quality encoding which varies size to meet a given quality level, a new custom anamorphic mode, and more. Handbrake 0.9.4 is available now as a free download for Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Windows XP or later, and Linux.

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Handbrake has come a long way (the windows version).  It used to be pretty bad.  The 64 bit version is pretty fast now.

They did drop the AVI format, which if you want to convert using that, use 0.9.3.  Windows 7 can runs all formats without codecs except MKV.  Use the CCCP pack for that.

Posted by Theman on November 27, 2009 at 1:31 PM (PDT)

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