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MX 15/16 Repository: The Handbrake Thread.

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MX 15/16 Repository: The Handbrake Thread.

#1 Postby Stevo » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:23 pm

Handbrake is a video file converter. We now have version 0.10.3 in the test repository.


Got tired of waiting for the new 10.3 release to show up in upstream Debian, so managed to build it myself. (someone on the Debian forums was having trouble compiling it from raw source, so it was a challenge) It required reworking most of the patches and adding a new one from the deb-multimedia version to prevent a build failure, but it seems to be working. This is basically a bugfix release, so should be missing or adding any features.
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Re: MX 15 Repository: The Handbrake Thread.

#2 Postby Stevo » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:28 am

It's been a year since the last update in our repository. The 1.0 releases have been out for some time, but I haven't seem anything going on in upstream Debian, so finally adapted the 1.0.2 source packages from deb-multimedia for our own test repository. The 1.0 release notes include:

- New online documentation at https://handbrake.fr/docs
- Completely overhauled the official presets
- New general use presets for broad compatibility
- New device presets, now more up-to-date for common devices
- New web presets
- New Matroska (MKV) presets, including VP9 video with Opus audio
- Official presets from HandBrake 0.10.x are still available under "Legacy"
- New JSON-based preset system including command line support
- New JSON-based API for interacting with libhb
- Improvements to audio/video sync engine to better handle difficult sources
- Many miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements (over 1700 code commits!)
- VP9 video encoding via libvpx
- Intel QuickSync Video H.265/HEVC encoder (may be Windows only????)
- Requires Intel Skylake or newer CPU
- Ultra HD / 4K color pass through (support for BT.2020)
- Additional standard frame rate selections in the graphical interfaces
- New Auto anamorphic mode maximizes storage resolution, replaces Strict anamorphic mode
- New Pad filter (command line only for now)
- New Decomb/Deinterlace filter settings and improved defaults
- Rotate filter now available in all graphical interfaces
- New NLMeans filter tunes Tape and Sprite for analog tape recordings and vintage video games, respectively
- Assembly optimizations NLMeans filter improve performance up to 10%
- Assembly optimizations in x264 encoder improve performance for faster presets by 5-10%
- x265 encoder quality improvements, especially when using tune grain
- High bit depth encoding support via external shared libraries (video pipeline is still 8-bit 4:2:0)
- x264 10-bit
- x265 10-bit and 12-bit
- Opus audio encoding/decoding via libopus
- Passthru now supports E-AC-3, FLAC, and TrueHD audio formats
- Improved subtitles rendering for some languages via HarfBuzz
- Miscellaneous subtitles improvements
Command line interface
- Presets can now be imported and exported from the command line and are compatible with the graphical interfaces
- Queue exported from the graphical interfaces can now be imported by the command line interface (Linux and Windows only for now)
Build system
- Add scripts to manually build and install Mac and MinGW-w64 (compile for Windows on Linux) toolchains
- Add support for multiple source URLs for third-party downloads
- Add SHA256 hash verification for third-party downloads
- Add configure parameter to disable or filter allowed third-party downloads (see configure --help)
- Use HTTPS everywhere; the few cases where a third-party does not provide packages over https, handbrake.fr does
- New targets on Mac to install and uninstall after building
- Add flatpak packaging support (experimental)
Third-party libraries
- Updated libraries
- FreeType 2.6.5 (subtitles)
- Fontconfig 2.12.1 (subtitles)
- FriBidi 0.19.7 (subtitles)
- Libav 12 (encoding/decoding/muxing)
- libass 0.13.2 (subtitles)
- libbluray 0.9.3 (Blu-ray decoding)
- libmfx v6.0.0 (Intel QuickSync Video encoding/decoding)
- libvpx 1.5.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
- x264 148 r2708 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
- x265 2.1 (H.265/HEVC video encoding)
- New libraries
- HarfBuzz 1.3.0 (subtitles)
- libopus 1.1.3 (Opus audio encoding)
- Add options for saving and loading queue files
- Removed system tray icon due to performance issues on Ubuntu
- Usability improvements
- Miscellaneous bug fixes

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Re: MX 15/16 Repository: The Handbrake Thread.

#3 Postby Stevo » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:25 pm

Debian now has a "proper" 1.0.3 Debian build upstream, so I rebuilt that for our test repository and tweaked it a little to ensure that it upgraded correctly from the deb-multimedia handbrake-gtk 1.0.2 we had in the test repo before. Debian just uses "handbrake" for the GUI version of the program.

1.0.3 is a bugfix release without any new features.

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Re: MX 15/16 Repository: The Handbrake Thread.

#4 Postby Stevo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:48 pm

The latest 1.0.7 release has landed in our test repo, ready for install!

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