HandBrake 1.2 Released: Switches Over To FFmpeg, Early Support For GTK4

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 19 December 2018 at 12:53 AM EST. 16 Comments
HandBrake 1.2.0 is now available as the latest update to this popular cross-platform, open-source video transcoder software.

HandBrake 1.2.0 switches back over to FFmpeg from Libav for doing all of the heavy lifting for the video transcoding. HandBrake 1.2 also drops a number of deprecated/legacy presets, adds new presets around the Amazon Fire and Chromecast, fixes some Blu-ray issues, adds support for decoding TIFF/LZMA video, supports the Speex audio decoder, improves its FreeBSD build support, and has a variety of other improvements.

On the Linux specific side, HandBrake 1.2 has initial support for building against the in-development GTK4 tool-kit. The Linux build also has some Blu-ray fixes and other alterations.

More details on HandBrake 1.2 via the project's GitHub.
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