What is HandBrake?
HandBrake is a powerful video converting software, capable of encoding videos from nearly any format to a wide selection of codecs available on Windows, Mac and Linux. Includes presets by device type such as iPod, Android, AppleTV, DVD, and much more, all for Free.Download HandBrake
Wide Selection of Encoding Options
HandBrake supports chapters and titles, subtitles, closed captioning, video filtering such as deinterlacing, decomb, detelecine, deblock, grayscale, cropping and scaling. HandBrake comes included with a large list of presets by device type so you won't need to tweak any settings.
HandBrake can be completely scripted to automate large-scale video encodings, simply select which videos you need to encode and HandBrake can be automated to run in script mode to do all the tasks you need in the background.
Multiple Formats Supported
HandBrake supports a wide range of input formats and can output video and audio to a wide range of formats as well including H.264(x264), MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 (libav), and Theora(libtheora). Audio formats include: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, AC3, Vorbis, AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 tracks.
Optimized Bit Rates
HandBrake can automatically pick the optimal bit rate or you can select a rate that's designed for smaller devices such as Android's or iPod's. Simply select the media profile and your settings will automatically be updated.
HandBrake was built to be portable and will work on all versions of Windows, Linux, Mac OS, X, Unix, etc. The source code is open-source and can be compiled for any platform. All versions are tested to be free of spyware and are completely free.
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