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HandBrake Comments

does the work 1 Helpful

Comment by robertmu
about HandBrake Jan 2016

i think is a little slow but at the end it gets the job done. there are definitely more and better options out there.

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It had it's uses...

Comment by Skylar_L
about HandBrake and XMedia Recode Mar 2014

I had used handbrake without a problem for a long time, it worked, but always left me wanting more.

I found XMedia Recode, and haven't looked back really. The ability to output in any format that I choose, is one reason I switched. Since this is a comment for Handbrake, I won't say more about XMedia Recode.

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0_0

Comment by Anonym
about HandBrake Apr 2013

really so many likes 0_0

and that's all what program can do

Outputs:

-File format: MP4 and MKV

-Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora

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You can use Handbrake in Windows without AnyDVD

Comment by rogerdpack
about HandBrake and VLC Media Player, AnyDVD Oct 2011

You can use it for encrypted DVD's (legal at times in the US) if you copy a dll into it (you don't need to buy AnyDVD) see https://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16670#p78021

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Best tool for creating mp4 files

Positive Comment by DaveSimonH
about HandBrake and Videora Converter, SUPER © Jun 2011

Best tool for creating mp4 files, can handle every source file I throw at it. Files that SUPER and Videora fumbled with audio delays, converted perfectly with Handbrake. And the only freeware tool that seems to be able to handle m2ts files.

I'd recommend downloading one of the "nightly builds" from the forum, has a lot more features.

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Handbrake is too complicated. Use Freemake!

Negative Comment by duma
about HandBrake and Freemake Video Converter Jun 2011

Handbrake is really out of date and too complicated. Use Freemake. Freemake is where it's at.

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Not an alternative in Linux. Visiting the Handbrake website ...

Comment by JonM33
about HandBrake Jun 2011

Not an alternative in Linux. Visiting the Handbrake website you see a note stating: "0.9.4 is no longer available due to compatibility issues with the newer version of gnome."

So unless you use an old, outdated version of Linux don't bother with this.

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I've removed some of the clutter in Handbrake's description ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about HandBrake Jun 2011

I've removed some of the clutter in Handbrake's description; it was almost completely unreadable for anybody who isn't familiar with tech jargon. However, I'm no expert, so feel free to fix anything in the information box that looks wrong.

Anyways, Handbrake is a great tool for shrinking the size of your media library. It's all that's stopping my hard drive from running out of space by next week.

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Amazing that it is free.

Positive Comment by pawelthegreat
about HandBrake Jun 2011

Amazing that it is free.
A must to get movies onto iPod and iPad and iPhone.
However, mpg to mp4 transcoding on a Mac was fruitless for me. (Corrupt file.)

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I agree with some of the previous comments. Handbrake is aw ...

Comment by kompulsive
about HandBrake Jun 2011

I agree with some of the previous comments. Handbrake is awesome, but it's a transcoder. Thus....yep....you guessed it...it's not a converter or a comparable alternative.

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This program crash all the time for me. 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Maacus
about HandBrake and Video Monkey Jun 2011

This program crash all the time for me.Video Monkey works much better.

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if you're ripping a DVD, it can get really hot on your mbp, ...

Comment by samtsang
about HandBrake Jun 2011

if you're ripping a DVD, it can get really hot on your mbp, takes time to encode. Very rarely, Some dvds may not work and miss chapters or match with wrong sound track. Still an awesome tool.

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Handbrake can't actually edit video!

Comment by roryok
about HandBrake and Adobe Premiere Pro Jun 2011

Handbrake has been put in as an alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro, I don't think that's really a good match as it can only transcode formats - it can't actually edit video!

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