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Format Factory Alternatives for Linux

Format Factory is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Format Factory and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Format Factory are FFmpeg, MakeMKV, Shutter Encoder and WinFF.

Format Factory alternatives are mainly Video Converters but may also be Audio Converters or DVD Rippers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Format Factory.
This page was last updated May 23, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. Its features include:

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  1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).

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    Some users think HandBrake is a great alternative to Format Factory, some don't.
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    Handbrake is free, simple, and awesome!

    Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago
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    I converted from .mpg to .mkv and it works perfectly. Took me a little time to find out how to queue a bunch of videos - but it turned out to be simple enough. Mp3 conversion is unavailable though - I used Format Factory for that when I worked in Windows. Still - for video it's really number 1!

    Top positive comment  over 6 years ago
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    it only converts to and from mp4 and mkv, is not useful for other formats.

    Top negative comment  over 5 years ago
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    Doesn't support enough formats.

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    It does NOT support that many video formats. in other words: it is not as capable as Format Factory program. although I am fond of open source technology. !!

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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    You can do the same things, works on Linux,Windows and Mac, it's open source and it's continuously improving!

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    Doesn't recognize audio files.

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  2. FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.

    Most users think FFmpeg is a great alternative to Format Factory.


  3. MakeMKV

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Kodi

    MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer codecs from the formats VOB and M2TS into MKV, preserving the necessary data without doing any lossy codec conversion.

    Most users think MakeMKV is a great alternative to Format Factory.
  4. Shutter Encoder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.

  5. WinFF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FFmpeg
    • Lazarus

    WinFF is a GUI frontend and batch parser for the command-line multimedia tool FFmpeg. WinFF works by making a batch file that runs in the command-line, designed to launch the command-line tool with given settings from a preset.

    Most users think WinFF is a great alternative to Format Factory.


  6. Pazera Free Audio Extractor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Free application that converts audio files to MP3, AAC, AC3, E-AC3, WMA, FLAC, M4A, OGG, Opus, WavPack, AIFF, MKA or WAV format. Moreover, the program allows extraction of audio tracks from video files without loss of sound quality.

  7. FF Multi Converter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FF Multi Converter is a simple graphical application which enables you to convert audio, video, image and document files

    Almost everyone thinks FF Multi Converter is a great alternative to Format Factory.
  8. Convert all your video to the latest and next generation video codec. The H.265 standard, able to produce same quality while reduce bandwidth up to 50%, which mean capable shrink half of original file size!

  9. MEncoder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • MPlayer

    MEncoder is a free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool released under the GNU General Public License. It is a sibling of .

  10. FFQueue

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FFQueue is (yet another) graphical user interface for FFMpeg with comprehensive support for both the basic features but also the more advanced features like filtergraphs.

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