Handbrake Batch encoder UI updated

Posted: December 2, 2010 in HandBrake, Windows

A new version of HB UI has been uploaded to the same links with a few small changes:

1. Improved user notification if it can’t find Handbrake exe

2. Notification at start of batch via tray tip as to how many files it will encode.

3. Added support for ISO files.


  1. dmp says:

    Thanks!! That was a quick Monday…..

  2. Cisco says:

    quick question, is there a way to make query from a .plist file? here is the one i am trying to convert
    im am pretty much flowing these instructions,
    but in a batch. Thanks in advance

  3. Cisco says:

    i think i may have got it, but please tell me if i am correct, to make a query, in handbrake, i made a queue, then exported the queue, then i opened it with notepad, and just copied the query starting with the “-f” and ending in “-v 1”

    i end up with this, -f mp4 -w 640 -l 480 –decomb -e x264 -q 20 -2 -T -a 1 -E faac -6 stereo -R 48 -B 320 -D 0.0 -x ref=2:bframes=2:subq=6:mixed-refs=0:weightb=0:8x8dct=0:cabac=0:me=umh:keyint=25:min-keyint=10:threads=8 -C 4 -v 1

  4. Cisco says:

    sorry for all the questions, but does handbrake batch UI support vob files?

    • videoscripts says:

      Hi – can you explain a little more of what you are trying todo ? Are you simply trying to convert pre ripped DVDs ? Or trying to rip every episode of a DVD ?

      The Ui supports vob files but only when they are in a video_ts folder.

  5. Cisco says:

    I have a dvd with music videos on it, i used dvd dycrpter in IFO mode to rip individual chapters. I tired using it as an iso, but it rips it to a full movie. I would just like individual videos, with the query i am trying to use.
    thanks in advance.

    • videoscripts says:

      @Cisco – its actualyl pretty complex to do that with handbrake in batch way. If its a one of disc, its really easier to load it into HB and create a small queue with each title. When you batch it it will only pull the main movie title in.

      That said, one of my scripts will solve this: videots encode all on the downloads page. Configure that and it will go through multiple VideoTS folders and rip and encode every title on disc.

      • Cisco says:

        sorry for the late reply, ill check it out. thanks, durring the time i just loaded them manually into HB. thanks!
        keep up the good work!

  6. Daniel says:

    How do I set the Query to make a MKV copy of a complete ISO DVD ?
    I want to have all the Titles, Language and original Audio tracks?

    • videoscripts says:

      @ Daniel

      Currently you can’t do this within the HB batch encoder – HB (in my GUI) is preset to only grab and encode the longest title in its batch process. This sort of task is much better done in my opinion in makemkv scripting. I will put something together to do this in the next day or so and upload it – this will have a limited GUI and only be designed to grab all titles from disc to seperate files as mkv lossless files. i’ll code it for iso and video_ts folders.

      • daniel says:

        I see, I understand a little more about HB now, have read around, but still all the options is a little hard to get.

        Anyway, most of my ISOs have only one title, one Audio Track and one Subtitle. When I convert them I want to keep the Subtitle and the good audio quality (DTS, DD). Can I use any of the default presets for that?

        On some ISOs (for kids) I have two audio tracks (original and our language) and the Subtitle, can they all be included in one MKV?

        Would be nice if there was presets for options like this, for us that is not so good on HB options.

        /Thanks for all the good work on the scripts you have made!

      • videoscripts says:

        daniel – no problem. I have uploaded a script now, on the main front page which should do all you need. Simply point it at your root folder and it will make them all into MKV files with all audio tracks and subs. Nothing to set up aside from the ‘minimum length’ box which sets the threshold of the sections to encode. e.g. set at 3600 for only files over 1 hour in length. Should work well for you.

  7. Daniel says:

    Thank you, but I was also looking to get a smaller file size in the end.
    To encode it to x264, but keep the Subs and Audio Tracks in 5.1 format.

    Is it possible in “HB Batch Encoder” to have a preset that can do that,
    if I have ISOs with only one title?

    • videoscripts says:

      Ok – here is a query for an MKV, compressed H.264. Its a 720 encode so HQ . It will keep the DD passthru so you can listen to that on digital out. It will retain the first subtitle on the disc . it will convert main movie only. (aka largest file)

      To use it ….open GUI, select MKV from the file extension. paste the line below into the window:

      -f mkv -X 720 –loose-anamorphic -e x264 -q 20 -a 1,1 -E faac,ac3 -6 dpl2,auto -R 48,Auto -B 160,auto -D 0.0,0.0 -m –subtitle 1 –subtitle-forced=1 -x cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:bframes=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0:subq=6:weightb=0 -v 1

      Run and you should be all set.

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