Free DVD to Apple iPod video ripper HandBrake 0.7.0 released

HandBrake 0.7.0 has been released. HandBrake is a multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter for MacOS X. Older versions of HandBrakes are available for Linux and BeOS.

Supported sources:
• Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (even encrypted)
• AC-3, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks

• File format: MP4, AVI or OGM
• Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer encoding)
• Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
• Misc features
• Chapter selection
• Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
• Integrated bitrate calculator
• Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
• Grayscale encoding

New in version 0.7.0:

• Multithreaded H.264 encoding with x264
• Added option for H.264 Baseline (suitable for iPods)
• (Very) experimental queue support
• Fixes for some DVD titles HandBrake would not recognize
• Fixes audio gliches when encoding from LPCM tracks

More info and download link here.

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  1. Just tried it and the queue doesn’t work right. When ripping it names each successive movie “Movie.mp4” so it erases what it ripped previously. I haven’t found a way around it. Anyone else?

    Still love Handbrake though.

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