HandBrake is a general-purpose, open-source, cross-platform, multithreaded video transcoder software application. HandBrake was originally developed by titer in 2003 as a general-purpose video transcoder to make ripping a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions and become widely popular amongst film enthusiasts.
Along with the usual library updates, there are numerous improvements and bug fixes in HandBrake 0.9.6.
Check out the detailed release notes for more info here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Steve Wyatt" for the heads up.]