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NEW VERSION 0.10.5 / Nightly 20161019

HandBrake is a multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. Supported sources: Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD, and some .VOB and .TS files, Blu-ray source, Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode. Outputs: File format: MP4, MKV, Video: MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC or Theora, Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (several audio tracks), Switchable or burned in subtitles and much more! Requires Microsoft .NET framework 4.0.

Free software
OS:Windows MacOS Linux
Version:0.10.5 / Nightly 20161019
File size:14.8MB
Old versions available
Version history available

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0.10.5 / Nightly 20161019 (October 19, 2016)

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More information and other downloads

NOTE! Handbrake can NOT rip DVDs! Use a DVD ripper or try the libdvdcss from VLC Media Player, see Handbrake with libdvdcss DVD ripping.

Download nightly beta builds here

Download several iso/video_ts handbrake batch convert scripts here.

Download Alert and Convert here, it watches a folder and automatically converts the file using HandBrake.

Download Handbrake 0.9.3 here, the last version with AVI output support.

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

HandBrake Nightly Build Changes

HandBrake 0.10.5 Released
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we can no longer include binary distributions of HandBrake which include the FDK-AAC encoder.
Please also be aware that if you are distributing any previous 0.10.x you must cease doing so now due to licensing issues.

Release Highlights

- Removal of FDK AAC from our binary releases. --enable-fdk is required for "non-free" builds if compiling from source.
- Updated x265 to 1.9 which brings bug fixes and performance improvements.
- Few minor bug fixes since the 0.10.3 release. This includes improvements in large AVI file handling.
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Guides and How to's

How to rip Blu-ray to MP4 with H264 video using Handbrake - Read
Converting TV Box Set DVD to MKV Episodes - Read
DVD To DivX - Read
From Blu-ray Disc (3D) to MKV, M4V for iOS/Apple TV and 3D SBS - Read
How to convert a DVD to H264 using Handbrake - Read
How to convert Blu-ray to iPad format with DVDFab and Handbrake - Read
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How to convert to high quality MP4 and display in Flash on your site - Read
How to easily convert DVD to high quality MP4/MKV H264 using free tools - Read
How to make a single MKV from a Blu-ray (and also how to shrink it) - Read
How to rip DVDs in Windows/Mac using Handbrake - Read
How to rip DVDs with Handbrake and VLC Media Player libdvdcss - Read
Ripping Blu-rays into iTunes for Apple TV - Read
Using Handbrake to Burn in Subtitles from MKV to MP4 - Read
View all guides with guide description here

Tool features - Convert

Acronyms / Also Known As

Mediafork, HandBreak, HandbrakeCli

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I use this to optimize the file sizes of my video collection. It's been really efficient & fast to encode and given good compression ratios.

Posted September 04, 2016 by decodethis. Tool version using OS Windows 10 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Would some one please get rid of that stupid value for money option when a program is freeware! I fail to understand how some here manage to vote even 9/10 using value for money, did you knock off 1 point because you paid for it?It is free for Pete's sake! Last version of Handbrake patched 9.9.x is by far most stable, but you want to try out newer builds if using Win 10. Handbrake is vastly superior to its offshoot Vidcoder, which makes a mess of audio output and is far from stable. At least with Handbrake using a gain of 2 or 3 you can extract the audio with yamb, then check with aac gain, finally normalize removing any clipping incurred, Vidcoder's audio output is not recognisable.

Posted August 27, 2016 by azmoth. Tool version .9.9.x using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Best video converter All Around

Posted August 27, 2016 by kingmax1001. Tool version using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

This might be a false positive, but my Norton Internet Security detected that the uninstall file contained a virus.

Posted August 22, 2016 by jgg. Tool version Nightly 20160822 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Cannot download batch scripts from The link is dead.

Is there an alternate location?

Version and Ratings are not realů filled as are mandatory.

Posted June 04, 2016 by ConverterCrazy. Tool version 5 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

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