HandBrake Video Transcoder Update 0.10 released: H.265 and VP8 encoding included

Popular open source video transcoder Handbrake have announced update 0.10 which includes heaps of new features. The software can be used to transcode a wide variety of codecs/files to virtually any other. Version 0.10 focuses on the addition of the H.265 and VP8 encoders. Details below:

  • The LibAV AAC encoder is now the default as FAAC has been removed.
    • This encoder is adequate for most, but until it improves a bit further, we have enabled support for the FDK-AAC encoder also.
      • This FDK option is a temporary measure until the LibAV encoder improves.
      • Note that FDK-AAC is much slower and will likely bottleneck the encode process, but will produce better quality audio.
  • H.265 encoder
    • Using x265 v1.4
    • This encoder is still early in it’s development, so is missing many H.265 features and optimisations.
  • Added VP8 Encoder (using libvpx)
    • Available in MKV files only.

To download the latest version follow this link.
The new encoders are not the only improvements to the software. Further details in the official release notes.