Saturday, December 29, 2018

Handbrake Portable, the open source video transcoder
"Although optical media may be on the decline, there's still a large contingent of movie and TV fans who prefer to buy DVDs or Blu-rays and rip them for personal viewing ... HandBrake released ... with 'hundreds of new features, changes, and bug fixes' in tow." —J.R. Bookwalter, Mac|Life
"...advanced users will be pleased at the number of options..." —Preston Gralla, PC World 
HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Size: 112 MB (117,587,968 bytes) Packed Size: 25.8 MB (27,140,096 bytes)
MD5: 7C52AA59D6835DF4EC5C39455FB872BA

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HandBrake Portable for Windows 32/64 bit  Windows Vista or Later (32/64 bit) — Legacy Release

Size: 129 MB (135,966,720 bytes) Packed Size: 31.4 MB (32,964,608 bytes)
MD5: 66007C839508CF795500E9AC6D65926F

HandBrake Portable for Windows XP  Windows XP — Legacy Release

Size: 127 MB (133,554,176 bytes) Packed Size: 21.7 MB (22,810,624 bytes)
MD5: 878E660223931693E1152294909FF3A2


Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 (Offline Installer)Web Installer.

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest HandBrake release—both the 64 bit installer along with the CLI package.
  3. Put them in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the bit installer with 7-Zip to HandbrakePortable\App\Handbrake folder, Extract files...
    Into HandBrake folder...
    browse to App\Handbrake folder, delete: $PLUGINSDIR folder, uninst.exe.nsis, and portable.ini.template—we already have portable.ini in App\DefaultData folder.
  4. Extract the CLI package to App\HandBrakeCLI folder, Extract files...
    Into HandBrakeCLI...
  5. Browse to HandbrakePortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 1.1.0 nor 1.1,
     DisplayVersion=1.1.0 (64 bit)
  6. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\HandbrakePortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  7. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  8. When all is OK, then delete the HandbrakePortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\HandbrakePortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  9. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  10. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • HandBrake have portable mode, but it still writes to Windows data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

Release History

  • 1.2: Requires at least Microsoft .Net 4.7.1.
  • 1.1.2 rev. 1: Default portable data folder setting changed to configwrite.
  • 1.1.2: Since version 1.1.0, Handbrake no longer supports Windows 32 bit.

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