Version History of HandBrake 0.9.9


  • Improved HandBrake pineapple icon by Matt Johnson
  • Improved Retina-resolution icons within the application, by Nik Pawlak


  • Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support
    • works with Foreign Audio Search
    • can be Burned-In
    • can be passed through to MKV (but not MP4)
  • Additional video framerates
    • 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
  • Double framerate ("bob") mode for the deinterlace and decomb filters
  • Better audio remix support
    • additional mixdowns: 6.1, 7.1, 7.1 (5F/2R/LFE)
      • CLI users should note 6ch becomes 5point1
    • better-than-Stereo sources can be upmixed to 5.1
    • discard one channel from Stereo sources
      • Mono (Left Only), Mono (Right Only)
  • Allow the selection of higher audio bitrates where appropriate
  • Allow the selection of lower audio samplerates where appropriate
    • 8, 11.025, 12, 16 kHz
  • Audio dithering (TPDF) when converting to 16-bit FLAC
  • Use libavcodec for DTS audio decoding (instead of libdca)
    • DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete support
  • All graphical interfaces: support for x264's preset, tune and profile options
    • alternative to the Advanced panel (which is still available)
    • HandBrake-specific option to ensure compliance with a specific H.264 level
  • Updated built-in presets
    • take advantage of x264 preset/tune/profile support
    • removed increasingly suboptimal and irrelevant Legacy presets
  • Assorted bug fixes and improvements to the core library (libhb)
  • Updated libraries
    • x264 r2273-b3065e6
    • Libav v9.6
    • libbluray 0.2.3


  • User Interface has been re-written in WPF
    • Includes many small UI enhancements
  • Switched to .NET 4 Client Profile
    • smaller download for those who don't have .NET 4 Full installed


  • Assorted bug fixes
    • including better support for Retina displays
  • Prevent sleep during encoding and scanning for Mountain Lion
  • Drag & Drop files onto the Main window or application icon to scan
  • Nicer progress indication on the dock icon
  • Preview window improvements and bugfixes
  • Updated Growl to 2.0.1
    • Notification Center support (when Growl is not installed)


  • Assorted bug fixes and improvements
  • Use some system libraries rather than bundling
    • fontconfig, freetype, libxml2, libass, libogg, libvorbis, libtheora and libsamplerate

Command Line Interface

  • Audio option (-a) will ignore invalid input tracks and encode with only the valid ones
  • Allow use of hh:mm:ss format when specifying p-to-p start/stop time
  • Advanced audio options
    • enable level normalization when downmixing (disabled by default)
    • disable audio dithering or select a specific algorithm