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Handbrake 0.9.4

Dec 03, 2009, 01:34 (3 Talkback[s])

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"x264

"A large portion of these speed, size, and quality improvements come to us for free, from the x264 project. The past year, like every year, has seen some massive improvements for that video encoding engine. As always, it has been further hand-optimized for better performance. But it has also gained new features like macroblock tree rate control and weighted P-Frame prediction. The end result? Better picture quality, at a smaller size, faster.

"So, if x264 alone gives us smaller, better, faster encodes...what have HandBrake's developers been doing over the past year?

"Oh, all sorts of things :-)

"New build system

"HandBrake has a new, much improved compilation system, which allows easy 64-bit and parallel builds, as well as providing easy extendability for future improvements to the application. 64-bit builds tend to perform approximately 10% better than their 32-bit brethren. There is no Snow Leopard magic here: the performance gains can also be realized on Intel Macs running 10.5, as well as Linux systems."

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