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    HandBrake Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to HandBrake for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is FFmpeg, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to HandBrake and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to HandBrake are Avidemux (Free, Open Source), MakeMKV (Freemium), Shutter Encoder (Free, Open Source) and WinFF (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 8, 2022
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    • FreeOpen Source
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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

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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.
      Comment 4 months 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.


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      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

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

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

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    3. 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

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • FFmpeg
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      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.


    4. 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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      MEncoder is a free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool released under the GNU General Public License. It is a sibling of .
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      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.
    5. QWinFF is a GUI for FFmpeg, a powerful command-line media converter. FFmpeg can read audio and video files in various formats and convert them into other formats.

      Discontinued

      The project is still developed as of 2018, but latest version, 0.2.1, dates back August 2015. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

    6. Selene is an audio/video converter for converting files to various formats. It aims to provide a simple GUI for converting files to popular formats along with powerful command-line options for automated/unattended encoding.
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