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HandBrake is a powerful and reliable video transcoder and converter that can effortlessly rip and convert video to any other format. Featuring a clean and easy-to-use interface, it can be very useful, especially during post-production.

What are the key features of HandBrake?

  • Interface: The HandBrake application has a clean and simple interface. Once the program has detected the source, it automatically displays several tabs that enable you to configure settings such as video codec, resolution, or the size of the video. These tabs also provide access to the audio settings.
  • MP4 file creation: HandBrake is primarily intended to generate MP4 or MKV files from DVDs. This is necessary if you want to extract the content of a DVD and transfer the data to an iPod, iPhone, PSP, or Apple TV device. It can also compress your files if needed.
  • Output formats: The supported output formats are .MP4 (.M4V), .MKV and WebM for file containers, H.264 and H.265 (Including hardware acceleration support), MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8, VP9, and Theora for video encoders, AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, FLAC, AC3, E-AC3, Opus and Vorbis for audio encoders, and AC-3, E-AC3, FLAC, DTS, DTS-HD, TrueHD, AAC, MP3 and MP2 tracks for audio pass-thru.
  • Presets: To facilitate the conversion process, you can choose from built-in presets optimized for every device to deliver standard or high-quality conversions.
  • Miscellaneous: HandBrake also includes many other features, such as title/chapter and range selection, chapter markers, batch scan and queueing of encodes, subtitles, support for VFR and CFR, video filters (Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Colourspace, Cropping and scaling), and Live Static and Video Preview.
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How to use HandBrake?

Converting a video is quite simple:

  1. Upload a video onto HandBrake.
  2. Select one of the available formats or presets.
  3. Make any adjustments you want, like aspect ratio, cropping, adding subtitles, etc.
  4. Click on Start Encode.

Is it free?

HandBrake is an open-source software, so it is entirely free of charge.

Is it safe?

The information you share with the software is well-protected and encrypted, so HandBrake is safe. Although, before downloading the application, we recommend that you read its developer’s privacy policy.

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