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HandBrake 0.9.6 Supports WTV Files

HandBrake 0.9.6 Supports WTV Files One of the best tools available for converting video files is, without a doubt, HandBrake. While I’ve used it a lot in the past it’s always had one minor feature missing that bugged me. It has never supported WTV files. WTV is the native format used by Windows Media Center in Windows 7. Fortunately HandBrake did support Microsoft’s previous file format DVRMS. That required a separate file operation though, as you would need to convert a WTV to a DVRMS file prior to importing it into HandBrake. That was an easy and quick process, but only worked if the WTV file didn’t contain h.264 video.

This week HandBrake released a new version, 0.9.6, and to our surprise, it includes support for WTV files! We tested it out, and sure enough, you can simply drag your WTV files right into the application for your conversion tasks. There are, of course, other updates and fixes, so check out the release notes for all of the details. Once you’re done reading, go and download this awesome (and free) tool right away!

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    Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.