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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).
• 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.
• 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)
• Support of chapter selections
• Support of subtitles
• Integrated bitrate calculator
• Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
• Live Video Preview
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Should be called (HandBrake MP4 MKV Transcoder) Because that's all it supports.
+1. I had some dev. suggestions, like convenient video cutting, but was ignored. They do not add user friendly features like that.
Fast, reliable, easy to use, batch conversation and an awesome icon. Love it!
i think is a little slow but at the end it gets the job done. there are definitely more and better options out there.
Youtube converts whatever video you upload. It does not matter if you upload it in MP4 format or FLV. If anything FLV is a kind of deprecated format. Nowadays youtube videos run of HTML5, which means MP4 H264 or the newer WebM VP8.
Not so easy to work with. Big con is that it do not feature convenient video cutting. Like a player and there select to cut out some scenes and keep the rest. Then you add another video, do the same and joing the selections into one video. It is missing, i would like it.
Extremely versatile. Open Source. Free software. Cross platform. And it just works! What else can I ask?
AAC and OPUS are unbearable at lower bitrates (< 100kb/s) when encoded with Handbrake. And that's by far not how they supposed to sound if you encode to them through other means, like Foobar2000.
Given that I guess it's no surprise that there's no option to optimize audio for speech...
Also, batch conversion might be a real pain in the ass if you need to tweak something for each video. In order to do that you gonna have to be adding each file to queue one by one.
The preview feature is unique and fairly useful though, but only when you just start figuring out your settings. Later there's no point in it.
I use HandBrake only because I don't know of any other GUI converters that offer H.265 10-bit as an option. When I don't need it, I'll go with Xmedia Recode or Mediacoder any day over this clunky piece of work...
HandBrake is awesome for ripping DVD's to my collection. It handles most jobs without issues.
Multitude of containers to process to. The HandbrakeCLI allows using command-line, which makes it usable in scripts for variety of different uses. In other words, very versatile. I wrote a script, that can turn gifs and videos to webms, since I really wanted to go beyond Discord's send limit (and also save space).
The power of FFmpeg without the pain of needing to remember all the flags. Takes all the hard work out of converting video. It's one of those utilities I don't use often but am extremely thankful for when I need it.
This is extremely useful. Thanks, I use it all the time.
As an encoder it's amazing. If you're looking for a video editor for more than just trimming a video clip you're going to need to find something else.
Free Software, extremely easy to use, notoriously powerful, a lot of formats and options, fast converting, !
Tonnes of video and audio optimisation options. It creates an incredibly small file size.
The one improvement I'd like to see is more output options (beyond mp4 and mkv).