HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).

Supports
• Any Blu-ray or DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD, and some .VOB, .m2ts, and .TS files. Without VLC, HandBrake requires media to be unencrypted or already decrypted by third-party programs (i.e. DVD rippers).
• Almost any other multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

Outputs
• File format: MP4 and MKV
• Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora
• Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (macOS Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-through (MKV only)

Other features
• Support of chapter selections
• Support of subtitles
• Integrated bitrate calculator
• Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
• Live Video Preview

License

Free

Supported Platforms 3 notes on HandBrake's platform support

Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

Platform comments

  • Windows “needs .Net 4.0”
  • Linux “Binary packages available from distribution”
  • BSD “Available in FreeBSD Ports & PKG”

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Links to official HandBrake sites

Official Website    GitHub

Features

Ad-free Batch conversion Batch processing Blu-Ray ripping Command line interface Convert DVD to AVI GPU Support Graphical interface HEVC Mts to mp4 Scriptable Support for subtitles Video converter Convert video to audio (mp3) Add a feature

Categories

CD/DVD Tools OS & Utilities Video & Movies

Tags

burning compressor convert-video-to-apple-tv ffmpeg h.265 h.265-encoder hevc-encoder hevc-h.265 ipad-video-converter iphone-converter mpeg-4 video-transcoder xfce


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