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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, 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.

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More information and other downloads:
Download nightly beta builds here for MacOS and Linux

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.


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Handbrake nightly beta

01/28/15: Yesterday
22:59 Changeset [6825] by Rodeo
Build: fix compilation with some MinGW-w64 distributions. Some
07:06 Changeset [6824] by ritsuka
MacGui: set the paused/working state immediately, so the pause toolbar
07:02 Changeset [6823] by ritsuka
MacGui: use the current settings when adding titles directly to the queue.
01/27/15: Yesterday
21:23 Changeset [6822] by sr55
WinGui: - Fixes to Disk logging. - Improvements to Queue Item
20:45 Changeset [6821] by sr55
WinGui: Strip out some unused code.
20:15 Changeset [6820] by ritsuka
MacGui: apply auto naming when adding multiple titles to queue too.
13:31 Changeset [6819] by Rodeo
CLI: fix turbo first pass. It was broken in revision 6738.
11:31 Changeset [6818] by ritsuka
MacGui: disable the cancel button while the queue is scanning because

Full nightly timeline: https://trac.handbrake.fr/timeline

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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
How to convert DVDs to Kindle Fire format with DVDFab and Handbrake - Read
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
Ripping Blu-rays into iTunes for Apple TV - Read
The Hassle-Free Guide to Ripping Your Blu-Ray Collection - Read
Using Handbrake to Burn in Subtitles from MKV to MP4 - Read
View all guides with guide description here


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Acronyms / Also Known As:
Mediafork, HandBreak, HandbrakeCli

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It's really simple. If you need a freeware that converts your blu-ray or dvd disk to a portable format or high compression full HD MKV with original audio, this tool will not fail you. Who cares if it is built on .NET, so are 1000's of other applications out there.

The only suggestion I have and that I have seen on another blu-ray converter is the ability to collect meta data to define the file title so that tools like media center master correctly identify the movie. This is candy and certainly not a must have.



Posted August 02, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.8 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


If you have a problem all the time with this software, that means get a new computer!


Posted August 01, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Requires Net Framework 4.0 which is totally useless to me. What for? This adds 600MB to my system volume (this isn't a disk space issue; it's a backup speed and common sense issue). This is the reason I ditched MediaPortal for XBMC.

And then it doesn't support Nero AAC. Yes, it's a GPL program and they can't include Nero AAC, but they could allow the user to download it and add it manually.

So, not only this program requires a huge amount of system space but it is also not good enough. Sorry no. MediaCoder, with all its advertising silliness and GPL breaking is a better option.



Posted July 22, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.8 using OS WinXP
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


latest version sucks big time. they removed the possibility of setting the max file size. that is a no - no in my book . and no, i cannot do that through the max bitrate only


Posted July 10, 2012 by . Tool version 9.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


By far the best encoding app available. I have used it for DVD, Blu-ray, and re-encodes of mkvs with nearly flawless results. I would like to see it have the capability of either directly passing pgs subtitles through or converting them to vobsub cause that is really the only thing missing. But, there are ways around that.... Woulda given it a 10 if not for that.


Posted May 25, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


1 - Not capable of just accepting audio and video without problems. (Takes forever to open and can't encode). Must be in the form of an mkv already.
2- Have to keep an eye on all settings because when switching between tabs, sometimes the settings revert back to default.
3- After hours of encoding, the audio is garbled at the beginning and out of sync
4 - Dev did away with target size in later versions, refuses to bring it back.



Posted May 25, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Haven't had issues with this one so far. Comes with presets and allows to create own. Also lets you easily alter encoding settings, but no overload. BUT: Will this thingy ever have PGS (BD subtitles) support?


Posted April 05, 2012 by . Tool version latest svn using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


No 3rd party?

HandBrake uses a lot of (L)GPL libraries from the Linux world:

CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, or Vorbis. AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 pass-thru

Vobsub and Closed Captions

Most common multimedia files that libavformat and libavcodec support.

http://handbrake.fr/details.php



Posted April 04, 2012 by . Tool version 0.96 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


To whoever objected to the "no real alternatives" ... if, like me, you won't use programs anymore that rely on 3rd party codecs that bugger up your registry, what other alternative is there for windows? I won't have one program repointing all the media codecs away from directx. Hacker crap.

I rate this 10 for functionality despite the fact that it doesn't have all the h.264 bells and whistles built into the menu options (without manually adding strings) because it has the best compromise between ease of use and power of anything I've seen. You don't have to be a hard core video geek, at least at first.

The only thing is that some things are somewhat buried in menus that should be out front imo. Like the shut down after encoding option. To me that's so important in a program like this I assumed at first it wasn't there because it's in the options submenu.



Posted April 04, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


a great video encoder ......not like another converter like formafactor* etc..this tools is different


Posted April 04, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


No proper alternativses?
Megui, vidcoder(handbrake gui), hybrid, simple x264 launcher,
HDconvertoX, Staxrip, Cyko (another handbrake gui), and some others.



Posted April 02, 2012 by . Tool version 0.96 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


This tools works great, But constantly loosing features.

AVI and XVID support is gone sometime back.
Now I can not select target size.

What Next???

May be it is targeting some specific applications.

Unfortunately there is no proper alternative.







Posted April 02, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


I like the new version, even though the first build I installed didn't work properly. The newer one is fine, so far.

I have absolutely no objection to needing a higher version of the .net framework, unlike the previous commenter. Everyone wanting to run media software on windows should have all the .nets, plus visual c++.

Besides, if the size of the .net upgrade is a problem you don't have enough room to deal with video.

The audio gain control is very nice. However, I missed target file size at first. It's not hard to adapt though.

My only problem is that, unlike vidcoder (which uses the older handbrake engine, at least for now). there's still no option to shout the machine down after encoding is done. At least that I can see.



Posted March 23, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I'm somewhat impressed with the new approach for the program.
I can get by the loss of the *target size* for the output size of any video file that I am working with,... using the *constant quality* slider takes a little getting used to, one has to become familiar with the amount of compression the slider position structures to the video to,but one can still narrow down the selected size that one wishes the output video file size to be.
...(for example....squeezing a 30gig ts video from a Bluray disc down to a particular x264 size within an mkv container)
What I am really NOT impressed with is the building of the new version on the netframework 4 platform. Why couldn't the programmer build it on the framework 3.5 platform that is already part of Win7? Even on Win7, framework 4 is not there and before Handbrake 096 will install it will by default download & install framework 4. Now, that doesn't bother me except for the fact to get the new framework installed uses up almost 600mb of op/sys space!
The dl that goes into windows/framework/.V4 is almost 220mb large and that is before the program dll's install. To me personally, I don't need my op/sys to increase it's size to something that much just to accommodate this little program. I'll stay with 095, it needs no extra install to get it running, and that is fine with me.



Posted March 03, 2012 by . Tool version .0.9.6 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


Nightly builds are back for download.


Posted February 29, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


From https://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15901 - Nightlies will be unavailable until further notice. Back Soon.


Posted February 29, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


The link to "Download nightly builds here" is no good. It takes you to a login screen.


Posted February 29, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


I tried new version of this tool (0.9.5) on Win XP and am surprised to see the "High Profile Film setup" missing. Otherwise, it is an awesome tool for converting to MKV.


Posted January 28, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Wouldn't install on XPP - some error message


Posted January 06, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Compression level? As far as I'm aware, one can specify a target size, an average bitrate, or a Constant quality setting. I'm not sure how those aspects could be overlooked.

Profile levels would be nice, but they're not to be mixed up with compression levels or settings.

Additionally, Handbrake does allow for the setting of bframes etc. Use the advanced tab on the main window where you can add x264 options.



Posted January 01, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.5 using OS MacOSX
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Indeed, Handbrake lacks a few options for a decent x264 configuration, like compression level, maximum number of consecutive b-frames and probably a few more. Luckily, Handbrake enables the user to alter the command line and thus making use of missing options ('--level n' to specify compression level; '--bframes n' to to specify maximum number of b-frames at once).



Posted January 01, 2012 by . Tool version 0.9.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


Useful tool, works very well for what it is capable of doing.
I found that it does not seem to have the ability to allow the user to manually select the *profile* level ( example....3.1..4.1..5.1 etc, etc), while I was using the program it was locked onto 3.1, I wanted to use 4.1.
The biggest disappointment has to be the incredibly slow speed. I was re-encoding two relatively small 2.5 gig files that were each 1/2 of a 3 hour movie... a two part movie that I was joining together. I just had to alter the bitrate for both halves to match each other so they would join together in mkvmerge without any issue. Handbrake took more than 16 hours to re-encode EACH file. Terribly slow. It did the job, but, terribly slow.



Posted January 01, 2012 by . Tool version 0.95 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


WOW, this is an AWESOME tool.

I used it a while back when i recall the interface was different. I was not impressed then. Now however, I can see the magic of MP4 compression and its amazing hands-over-fists advantages from XVID. The only major downside to the codec is lack of current device support.

I have a ton of VHS. Handbrake not only detected the letterboxing and helped me remove it, with some de-interlacing the picture was amazing! And for a very efficient size!

This is a very worthwhile program, but you have to invest proper time in encoding. I always use 2-pass if available.



Posted December 26, 2011 by . Tool version 0.9.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


for me ,space problem on my PC so i want convert DVDs to mkv,
i use some freeware software but that was not satisfy me,
but this HANDBRAKE is really good for mkv or H.264 result is so powerful,
(i convert DVDs to mkv in almost 8 gb to 1.5 gb with great quality) must use for mkv conversion



Posted November 16, 2011 by . Tool version 0.9.5. using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


By gum, you're right. However I don't have any pressing reason to prefer mkv to mp4 so it doesn't affect me either way.


Posted September 20, 2011 by . Tool version 0.9.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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