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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/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP8, VP9 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 Mac Linux
Version:1.0.3 / Nightly 20170330
Released:Feb 25,2017
File size:9.7MB
8.1/10
122 votes

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Latest version

1.0.3 / Nightly 20170330 (February 25, 2017)




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Download HandBrake 1.0.3  [9.7MB]  [Win]

Download HandBrake 1.0.3 64-bit  [10.1MB]  [Win64]




Download beta, Mac, Linux and other versions

Download HandBrake Nightly 20170330  [~9.7MB]  [Win]

Download HandBrake Nightly 20170330 64-bit  [~9.7MB]  [Win64]

Download HandBrake Mac 64-bit version  [12.6MB]  [Mac64]

Download HandBrake Linux version  [Linux]




Download old versions


Download HandBrake old versions




Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




License

Free software




More information and other downloads

NOTE! Handbrake can NOT rip/decrypt most commercial DVDs and Blu-rays! Use a DVD ripper / Blu-ray ripper or try the libdvdcss from VLC Media Player, see Handbrake with libdvdcss DVD ripping.

Download nightly beta builds 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.




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


HandBrake 1.0.3 Released
Post by HandBrake Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:55 pm

This patch release contains bug fixes for issues affecting previous releases, and includes all new features and improvements available in HandBrake 1.0.0.

If you happen to discover any reproducible bugs or issues, please tell us about them on our bugs forum or GitHub issue tracker. You can also get in touch on our IRC support channel.

Upgrade Notice

Before updating, please make sure there are no pending encodes in the Queue. If you are currently using HandBrake older than version 1.0.0, please also make note of any custom Presets you have created, as they may not be compatible with newer versions.

Release Highlights

All platforms

Video

- Fixed H.264 decoding using Libav where the initial GOP was dropped
- Fixed 2-pass x265 encoding where the source header incorrectly specifies frame rate
- Fixed 2-pass encoding with bob deinterlace and constant frame rate
- Fixed a seek issue in Libav while reading MKV sources with embedded subtitles
- Fixed multiple issues preventing Libav from opening WMV sources properly
- Fixed miscellaneous issues in Libav
- Fixed memory leaks in OpenCL
- Improved sync for streams delayed by a large amount

Audio

- Fixed a Libav crash encoding AAC at very high bitrates
- Fixed a potential hang in Libav while decoding AAC
- Improved Libav audio sync with MP4 sources containing edit lists
- Improved mapping of single channel layouts to single channel layouts

Linux

- Fixed a potential crash when selecting video encoders
- Fixed various controls not applying values properly

Mac

- Fixed a crash when attempting to edit a queued job
- Improved audio start point to use edit lists when encoding using CoreAudio AAC

Windows

- Fixed Title Specific Scan for DVD/Blu-ray
- Fixed broken/missing NLMeans denoise tunes
- Fixed an issue that could cause error -17 when encoding using Intel QuickSync Video
- Fixed an issue where the SRT language code was not being set correctly

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Guides and How to's


How to rip Blu-ray to MP4 with H264 video using Handbrake

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Converting TV Box Set DVD to MKV Episodes

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DVD To DivX

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From Blu-ray Disc (3D) to MKV, M4V for iOS/Apple TV and 3D SBS

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How to convert a DVD to H264 using Handbrake

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How to easily convert DVD to high quality MP4/MKV H264 using free tools

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How to make a single MKV from a Blu-ray (and also how to shrink it)

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How to rip DVDs in Windows/Mac using Handbrake

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How to rip DVDs with Handbrake and VLC Media Player libdvdcss

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Ripping Blu-rays into iTunes for Apple TV

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Using Handbrake to Burn in Subtitles from MKV to MP4

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YouTube HandBrake video tutorials



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Acronyms / Also Known As

Mediafork, HandBreak, HandbrakeCli




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This software continues to be an app that could potentially be the best around yet under-delivers drastically.

It's open source software, that uses open source tools behind the scene yet there is no official Linux build other than via PPA which by definition limits it to Ubuntu based distros. Yes you can usually download it from your distros repos but I find it odd that the developers essentially endorse one distro over others. Why no .rpm? Why no .deb? Why no appimages, or Suse packages or just a generic Linux binary?

But it's more than that, they include QS support on Windows, but they only included the fast and medium presets, no "best" preset because of some silly explanation. They won't include QS supprt for Linux despite the fact that it's implemented using open source libraries. The won't include NVENC support for any platform, despite ffmpeg supporting it with an open source library.

It goes on, there's only an "advanced" configuration option for x264, not any other encoder and even that only exposes what the HB developers care about.

Yet here's the sad reality, let's assume they fixed all these issues, you still wouldn't want to use it for anything other than 4:2:0 8 bit encoding, because, in one of the dumbest things imaginable, they support 10 bit x264 encoding and 10/12 bit x265 encoding yet the internal video processing pipeline, by their own admission, is 4:2:0 8 bit! So if you have a 16 bit 4:4:4 source and choose x265 12 bit Intra, it will still convert it to 4:2:0 8 bit for processing before spiting it out as 12 bit!

Absolutely ridiculous, this software should be considered strictly for the amateur hobbyist that wants to convert his DVD's/BD's for playback on a tablet or similar device and that's it.



Dec 25, 2016 Version: 1.0.0 OS: Linux Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



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.


Sep 4, 2016 Version: 0.10.5.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



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.


Aug 27, 2016 Version: .9.9.x OS: Windows 7 Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Best video converter All Around


Aug 27, 2016 Version: 0.10.5.0 OS: Vista Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



This might be a false positive, but my Norton Internet Security detected that the uninstall file contained a virus.
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Aug 22, 2016 Version: Nightly 20160822 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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