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HandBrake 1.2.0

Easily convert just about any videos into MP4s or MKV

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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64-bit operating system

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 24 December 2018
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Downloads To Date: 19875
Developer: HandBrake Project
RSS News Feed: http://handbrake.fr/rss.php
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HandBrake
Easily convert just about any videos into MP4s or MKV

It's a fundamental law of computing: multimedia files are never in the format you need. And so while in theory something like an iPhone is great for watching videos on the move, in practice they'll need to be in something like M4V, MP4 or MOV formats, and getting your files converted can be a problem. But that's where HandBrake comes in.

The program accepts video data in just about any source format, including DVDs (as long as they're unencrypted: commercial DVDs can't be imported unless you install extra libraries).

You can then choose your output format (MP4 or MKV), and apply whatever additional tweaks you might need. Videos can be resized or cropped, for instance, filtered in various ways (deinterlace, denoise, deblock, more), you're able to choose the destination frame rate, or even set a target size for the converted file so you can be sure it'll fit on your target device.

If you prefer a simple life, though, you can just choose one of the conversion presets like iPad, iPad or AppleTV. HandBrake will automatically set all its other options, and all you have to do is click Start and wait for your new video or audio file to arrive.

It's worth adding that HandBrake is 64-bit-only.

Version 1.2.0 changes include (see full changelog for more)

- Switched core decoding library from Libav to FFmpeg
  - Fixes numerous sources previously unreadable or otherwise broken
  - Facilitates a number of the improvements and features in this release and planned for the future
- Removed deprecated Legacy presets
  - See the list of compatible replacements on GitHub
- Updated official presets to use stereo instead of DPL2 mixdown
  - Avoids potential spatial positioning issues with the current DPL2 algorithm and wide pans in source material
  - Limited in impact since DPL2 decoding has not been in widespread use for years
- Updated official presets descriptions to revise compatibility and mention recently released devices
- Updated official presets to rename Fire TV to Amazon Fire
- Added Amazon Fire 720p30 and Chromecast 1080p60 presets
- Added {creation-date} and {creation-time} to automatic file naming

Verdict:

HandBrake is an effective and highly configurable video converter. The interface can be intimidating, though, and you'll need some transcoding experience to get the best out of the program.

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