HandBrake is an open-source program, GPL licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Handbrake can handle most common multimedia formats and even DVD or BluRay that do not have any kind of copy protection. With HandBrake, you can successfully convert videos from almost all formats to the most widely supported and most current codecs.
This allows anyone to easily prepare their video camera to be played on various devices, including all versions of iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android phones, Android tables and much more. Of course, the application fully supports one of the most popular video conversion processes of all time – transfer movies from your DVD to your hard drive by converting them to files in MPEG-4 format. User can apply various of great video filters such as decomb, deblock, deinterlace, detelecine, grayscale, denoise, and manage video codecs, quality and framerate, audio codecs, mixdowns, sample frequency rates, and bitrates.
Additionally, you can add, delete, or import subtitles (SRT format only) and activate the “Forced Only”, “Burned In” and “Default” options, create chapter markers and import / export CSV files.
The application interface is standard and both beginners and experienced individuals can easily get used to the program. You can import DVD folders or video files by using the file browser or the “drag and drop” method.
Open source video transcoders promise to offer “simple, easy and fast” services and high-quality conversions. This is considered a good program to use if you want more choices or change many basic and advanced options to improve encryption.
Key features include:
- Selection of titles and chapters.
- Subtitle support (VobSub Closed Captions CCEA-608, SSA, SRT).
- Integrated bitrate calculator.
- Static and live video preview.
- Image deinterlacing, cropping and scaling.
- Video filters and Grayscale encodings.
- Support for VFR and CFR.
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
Download: HandBrake 1.0.7 (32-bit) | 9.62 MB – Open Source
Download: HandBrake 1.3.3 (64-bit) | 12.9 MB – Open Source
Author: Handbrake Team