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HandBrake Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to HandBrake for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to HandBrake are Avidemux, MakeMKV, Shutter Encoder and Adobe Media 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.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
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  1. FFmpeg icon

    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.

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    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.

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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.

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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

    • 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.

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    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 is more for ripping commercial discs

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    Makemkv copies data from source. Handbrake is able to compress, change format, etc.

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    It's just not as functional

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    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.

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    Kandi

    I consider Shutter Encoder much easier and more user-friendly to use than HandBrake with larger codec support

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  5. Adobe Media Encoder is a standalone application handy for encoding audio and video in multiple formats. Furthermore, it can serve as a companion for other related applications such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Character Animator, and Prelude.

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    altersoft

    Best pro video/audio/image converter with lots of 3rd party codecs plugin support, also supports basic joining/splitting/cropping and is very simple to use.

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  6. Wondershare UniConverter is an all-in-one DVD & Video converter tool and DVD burner for assisting you to convert videos/audios among formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MPG etc.

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  7. AnvSoft Any Video Converter is the most renowned video converter for converting video files between various formats, with fast converting speed and excellent video quality.

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    Pay attention and uncheck SpyHunter (unsafe) under "custom installation" during the software update.

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    ffWorks

    • Mac

    ffWorks (formerly iFFmpeg) is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg , a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats.

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  9. With Movavi Video Converter, you can prepare your multimedia files for instant playback in any format and on any device.

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    Xilisoft Video Converter

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Xilisoft Video Converter is easy, fast, reliable, and loaded with features. Its capable of converting videos of all popular formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, AVCHD, MKV, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP, and audio MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG.

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