Finally HandBrake 0.8.5b1 (Win/Lin/Mac) Released!! (Downloads)

23 04 2007

Praise Glory Halilujia Jeeebus!!!

Fianally, for all the PC users who watched with baited breath while our Macbook using friends as they ripped DVD’s with ease, we have the same app!!  MediaFork and HandBrake have merged to form HandBrake 0.8.5b1!!

The peeps over at the HandBrake site had this to say about their new multi-platform release:

This new version of HandBrake encompasses everything that was in MediaFork 0.8.0b1 and much, much, much more.

There are two versions for Windows users , one command line and one GUI.  However, you’ll still need an app like DVD43 to get around that darn copyprotection crap.  I recommend AnyDVD by slysoft, no its not free, but it can get passed any of the latest attempts at keeping peeps from “gettin’ theyz yo!”

Yeah, there are plenty of apps, both free and paid, to rip and burn DVD’s with, but then what?  Do you have the money for dual layer DVD-R’s??  I know I don’t.  I also hate taking all that time to try and shrink a DVD 9 down to a DVD 5, while still keeping enough quality to make it watchable.  For me, the video quality is paramount.

Not only does HandBrake rip that shit for you, but makes converting the entire film into one file that you can watch on an assortment of PMP’s, if your into that thing.

I don’t bother watching any feature film on my iPod or any teeny tiny screen.  So I just loose all the menues, special features and even chapters to keep that video quality while squashing my time consumption down.  Of course you need to have a high speed DVD drive with plenty of RAM and a good processor to make ANY rip and burn process bearable.

So, PC users of the world, enjoy your shiny new ripper called Handbrake.

Unless you have more patience than I and you are willing to sit about waiting for a lower quality DVD or even a DIVX or XVID file.  Either way, its all free and the more options you have the better.

I will say one thing for sure though, screw VCD’s!!  SRSLY, fuck that shit.

Oh, click below to download:

Download HandBrake 0.8.5b1
• For Mac OS X
• For Linux
• For Windows (CLI)
• For Windows (GUI) (Graphical front end)




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