HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
HandBrake 32-bit and 64-bit is a free and open source tool for converting video files from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. It enabels anyone to easily prepare their camera videos to be played on wide variety of devices, including all versions of iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, Android phones, Android tables and more. Of course, app fully supports one of the most popular video conversion processes of all time -transfer of movies from your DVDs to your hard drive by converting them to files in the MPEG-4 format. You can apply many great video filters (grayscale, detelecine, decomb, deinterlace, denoise, deblock), as well as set the video codec, quality and framerate, audio codec, mixdown, sample frequency rate and bitrate.
HandBrake was originally created in 2003 by the Eric Petit who made this app exclusively for the shortly lived Be OS operating system, but was shortly after ported to Windows, MacOS and Linux (Ubuntu). Petit continued being active on the development of the app until 2006 when he left, and enabled its community to continue working on updates (originally made under the name “MediaFork”, but later renamed back to Handbrake).
Today, after so many years and turbulent state of development, Handbrake 64-bit still represents one of the most popular video conversion programs on the market, with support for many features that make conversion process easy and intuitive. Even still, Handbrake remains to be 100% free and with regular updates continues to expand its capability to work with all currently popular video and audio codecs on the market.
Just a few of the reasons we think you’ll love Handbrake:
Built-in Device Presets
Get started with HandBrake in seconds by choosing a profile optimized for your device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions. Simple, easy, fast. For those that want more choice, tweak many basic and advanced options to improve your encodes.
Supported Input Sources
Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.
HandBrake is not limited to DVDs: it will now accept practically any type of video as a source.
File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
- Chapter selection
- Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
- Integrated bitrate calculator
- Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
- Grayscale encoding