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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:1.1.1
Released:Jun 18,2018
File size:11.2MB
8.2/10
131 votes

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Latest version

1.1.1 (June 18, 2018)




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Download HandBrake 1.1.1 Windows 64-bit  [11.2MB]  [Win64]

Download HandBrake 1.1.1 Mac 64-bit  [16.1MB]  [Mac64]

Download HandBrake 1.1.1 Linux  [Linux]




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Download HandBrake 1.1.1 Portable Windows 64-bit  [16.0MB]  [Win64]  [Portable]




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Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




License

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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.

Download Handbrake 0.9.9 here, the last version with Windows XP support.

Download Handbrake 1.0.7 here, the last version with Windows 32-bit support.




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


HandBrake 1.1.1 Released
Monday, June 18, 2018

"To iterate is human, to recurse divine." óL. Peter Deutsch

The HandBrake Team is pleased to announce the release of HandBrake 1.1.1. This patch / bug fix release remedies issues reported with the 1.1.0 release.

We again remind everyone that the HandBrake Website is the only official source for HandBrake. Downloads are not mirrored on any third-party services, excepting the Linux PPA. For more information on downloading and installing HandBrake safely, please read Where to get HandBrake.

If you happen to discover any reproducible bugs or issues, please tell us about them on our 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 Notes

All platforms
General
- Fixed a potential crash in the comb detection filter
- Fixed a potential crash in the padding filter
Video
- Fixed decoding certain very high bit rate ultra-high definition sources with extra large packets
- Fixed last frame in source video missing in output
Audio
- Fixed crash when decoding an empty audio track
Build system
- Updated mac-toolchain-build script Nasm url and improved curl parameters for robustness
Third-party libraries
- Updated libraries (necessary to pull in needed bug fixes)
- libvpx 1.7.0 (VP8/VP9 video encoding)
- x264 155 r2901 (H.264/AVC video encoding)
Linux
- Fixed Ubuntu PPA build date
- Fixed a display issue with the quality slider control
- Fixed issues occurring when running multiple HandBrake instances simultaneously
- Updated Russian translation
- Updated support for creating Flatpak bundles (experimental)
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Mac
- Fixed corrupted output with VP8 and VP9 encoders
- Fixed building x264 using Clang and -march=native/-mavx (thanks H. Gramner for the upstream patch)
Windows
- Fixed issues with queue recovery when running multiple HandBrake instances simultaneously
- Fixed an issue with a When Done action potentially causing the last queue item to be marked as a warning instead of success
- Fixed burn-in behavior with MP4 files; after the first burn-in track, no additional tracks that require burn-in will be added
- Improved window resize behavior for Add Selection to Queue dialog and allowed space bar to toggle checkbox for selected row
- Improved tabbing behavior in various circumstances
- Improved adding a new preset with the same name as an existing user preset; the existing preset will now be updated properly
- Improved privacy by adding an option to disable the Summary tab preview image
- Updated installer to block installation on 32-bit systems to avoid confusion (unsupported since 1.1.0)
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

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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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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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HandBrake video tutorials



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Acronyms / Also Known As

Mediafork, HandBreak, HandbrakeCli



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135 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

Amazing! I love open source projects. This worked for converting 4K .mkv files into .mp4 and .m4v files while keeping the audio intact. MYypartner on my film project was using iMovie and was unable to use .mkv. The converted .mp4 and .m4v files worked!

I'm so thankful for this, it took a lot of searching to find a free program that could do this for me.



Feb 24, 2018 Version: 1.0.7 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Worked perfectly, compressed my video files to mp4.
Thank you!!!!



Nov 7, 2017 Version: 1.0.7 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I still use the older stable version in XP. I had a go with the newer 10 branch in Win7/10 and hated it, plus it was a bit buggy and the denoise settings bonkers. My only real moan is I wish any version of Handbrake would have solved that licensing issue(they did briefly but ffmeg encoder was removed!!) and put a better aac encoder in e.g Nero 1.5.4, than Faac 1.28? which at medium high bitrates 112/128kbps is acceptable, but at lower bitrates gives truly awful audio quality.


Oct 19, 2017 Version: 9.9.574 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Iam using different software for editing and encoding to mkv. I actually hate default presets in Handbrake like peak framerate etc. But it become invaluable when encoding MKV files, that are created by merging two files together in mkvtoolnix. Only GUI that is able to convert them propertly is Handbrake. Nor Vidcoder, which is based on handbrake nor avidemux and others that I tested didnt work properly. It is invaluable, when you capture TV something, GOP starts in commercial and finished when film already started. In avidemux I reencoding start of movie (x264) interlaced tff as rest of TV something is. Then I merge it in mkvtoolnix. Everything is fine. But problem begins when you try to reencode it to different format, like h265 or just recommpress it with different settings in h264) but Handbrake handles it perfectly (dont know about ffmpeg iam not familiar with command line but I believe ffmpeg will do it as well properly). So it is for me invaluable software for this one special reason.
*Other software has problem with 1st part of video that was merged in mkvtoolnix to one video track and one audio track (But audio seems not to be affected).
Sorry my english is bad, and I know it.
Bernix



Oct 12, 2017 Version: 1.0.7 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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