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    Free HandBrake Alternatives

    The best free alternative to HandBrake is FFmpeg, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to HandBrake and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to HandBrake are Avidemux (Free, Open Source), File Converter (Free, Open Source), XMedia Recode (Free) and VidCoder (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 8, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
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    1. 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.
      FFmpeg vs HandBrake opinions
      Most users think FFmpeg is a great alternative to HandBrake.
      5247009 FFmpeg allows you to transcode videos through the command line. Besides, it's what HandBrake uses/used as its backend.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

      23C5DA FFmpeg can also transcode audio. It does everything handbrake does, if not better. However, it doesn't have a gui so it's less user friendly.
      Comment 4 months ago

    2. Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.

    3. File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in Windows Explorer.
      File Converter vs HandBrake opinions
      Most users think File Converter is a great alternative to HandBrake.
      carlosvgonzalez File Converter is not Quicker in any form, it's very limited actually, not even comparable with Hanbrake, it does not offer hardware based encoding or even low sound bitrates for example ...
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      OPdrill File Coverter is quicker and also supports photo files
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    4. XMedia Recode can convert nearly all popular audio and video formats including 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.
      XMedia Recode vs HandBrake opinions
      Most users think XMedia Recode is a great alternative to HandBrake.
      It allows more customization, f.e. choose the aspect ratio.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      Its Next To HandBrake Because It Lacks Only File Compression
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    5. VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine.
      VidCoder vs HandBrake opinions
      Almost everyone thinks VidCoder is a great alternative to HandBrake.
      The best freware encoder.Very fast,changing resolition is not loosing quality.Example,change dvd movie standard 720x576 to example 920x715.very quickly and is no loosing quality,just output format must be mkv or mp4.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Nightcall You can select the files, not the whole folder. Supports drag & drop.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      same source with improvement
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


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


      Be careful during the installation: Forum

      Format Factory vs HandBrake opinions
      Some users think Format Factory is a great alternative to HandBrake, some don't.
      BarnMTB Handbrake and Format Factory are both file converter programs that can be used with a mouse pointer without going through command-line interface.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      • 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.
      MakeMKV vs HandBrake opinions
      This alternative is disputed. MakeMKV is still a legitimate alternative to HandBrake, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Makemkv copies data from source. Handbrake is able to compress, change format, etc.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      MakeMKV is more for ripping commercial discs
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      It's just not as functional
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

    7. Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.
      Shutter Encoder vs HandBrake opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Kandi I consider Shutter Encoder much easier and more user-friendly to use than HandBrake with larger codec support
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    8. StaxRip is a video encoding app for Windows with a unrivaled feature set and usability.
      StaxRip vs HandBrake opinions
      Most users think StaxRip is a great alternative to HandBrake.
      ner0 Cool GUI, user-friendly, literally a swiss army knife with various utilities.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      • 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.
      Some users think WinFF is a great alternative to HandBrake, some don't.
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