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Open Source HandBrake Alternatives

The best open source alternative to HandBrake is FFmpeg. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to HandBrake and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to HandBrake are Avidemux, File Converter, VidCoder and Shutter Encoder.

HandBrake 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 HandBrake.
This page was last updated May 23, 2022
HandBrake
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Xfce

HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to...

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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.
    BarnMTB

    While FFmpeg can convert files, you need to use it with command line interface; unlike HandBrake which provides a graphical interface. It's better suited to be used as a part of an application rather than on its own, unless you're comfortable with typing commands.

    Negative comment about 1 month ago
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    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.

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    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
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  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
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    OPdrill

    File Coverter is quicker and also supports photo files

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  4. VidCoder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows S

    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.
    Nightcall

    You can select the files, not the whole folder. Supports drag & drop.

    Positive comment 11 months ago
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    same source with improvement

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    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 almost 3 years ago
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  5. 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.

    Shutter Encoder vs HandBrake opinions
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    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
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  6. StaxRip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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
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  7. 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.

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    MeGUI is a video conversion application, which was primarily designed to be a DVD ripper, but is capable of many transcoding tasks. It is essentially a frontend for many free tools, but also includes a number of utilities to enhance the conversion process.

    MeGUI vs HandBrake opinions
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    Its Good But Not User Friendly

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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  9. Video Transcoder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    Video Transcoder is an application which uses the open source program ffmpeg to transcode video files from one format to another. By selecting the video to process, details for the video are provided and the desired settings can be configured.

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  10. 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!

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