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HandBrake 0.9.2 Released
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 8:00 PM EST
Posted by: Brian

The HandBrake team has announced the release of HandBrake 0.9.2, a new version of their popular DVD to MPEG-4 converter. According to the developers, HandBrake 0.9.2 incorporates many major and exciting changes - including full support for the AppleTV Take 2 and the latest iPhone and iPod Touch firmware.

New features and improvements include:

  Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC3) sound in MP4 files, for a true DVD experience on the AppleTV and in Perian.

  Multi-track audio support for Apple devices

  iPhone-compatible anamorphic video at its full size

  Variable frame rate encoding with detelecine filtering

  More flexible, "loose" anamorphic video

  MP4 optimization for progressive web downloads

  Dynamic range compression for encoding from AC3 audio

  Robust program and transport stream support

  A fresher, faster version of x264

  Tuning of FIFO sizes by processor count

  Better handling of audio discontinuities

  Better handling of DVD read errors

  Work-arounds for missing end-of-cell markers

  Recovery when streams have signal loss

  Better synced chapter markers

  Better handling of B-Frames

  No more cutting off the very ends of films

  No more lost subtitles or chapter markers

  No more crashes in 2-pass encoding

You can view the complete change log for the new release here. By the way, this is a Leopard only release folks. HandBrake 0.9.2 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

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