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 (Free, Open Source), MakeMKV (Freemium), Adobe Media Encoder (Paid) and Wondershare UniConverter (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 14, 2021

    1. FFmpeg is an open source project that develops libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg is the home to libavcodec, a codec library used by a large spectrum of programs, and libavformat, a mux and demux library for containers.
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      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 5 years ago

    2. Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting.
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    3. 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 copies data from source. Handbrake is able to compress, change format, etc.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      MakeMKV is more for ripping commercial discs
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      It's just not as functional
      Negative comment 4 months ago

    4. Adobe Media Encoder is a standalone video encoding application that lets users encode audio and video in a variety of distribution formats. It comes with Adobe’s main video editing applications, Adobe After Effects, and...
    5. 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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    6. 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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      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 7 months ago

    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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      A professional and reliable software solution that provides you with the latest codecs and enables high quality DivX HEVC video creation and video streaming.
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      Some users think DivX is a great alternative to HandBrake, some don't.
    8. ffWorks (formerly iFFmpeg) is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg , a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats.
    9. 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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