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HandBrake icon A multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4/MKV converter that offers an easy and fast way to rip all your DVD discs to popular video file formats

HandBrake is a tool that enables you to convert almost any video file or DVD to MP4 or MKV container. 

The interface of the application is standard and both beginners and experienced individuals can easily get accustomed to this program.

You can import a DVD folder or video file by using the file browser or the "drag and drop" method. Then, you can select the title and chapters, preset, output format destination, as well as configure settings before initiating the encoding process. I recommend using the included Presets if you lack the needed advanced knowledge.

You can apply many video filters (grayscale, detelecine, decomb, deinterlace, denoise, deblock), as well as set the video codec (H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, VP8, Theora) framerate and quality, audio codec (AAC, HE-AAC, MP3, AC3, OGG), mixdown, sample frequency rate and bitrate.

Also, you can add, remove or import subtitles (SRT format only) and enable the "Forced Only", "Burned In" and "Default" options, create chapter markers and import/export a CSV file.

When it comes to advanced options, you can select the encoding method (e.g. reference frames), psychovisual, analysis (e.g. "Adaptive Direct Mode"), partition type, deblocking, and others.

Additionally, you can preview results, create a task list (i.e. batch conversions), import and export presets, configure program settings, and more.

The program uses a moderate amount of system resources, takes a long time to complete a task but manages to keep very good image and sound quality. There's also an online user guide available.

The bottom line is that HandBrake is a very good tool for converting DVD  or video files to the MP4 or MKV container and we strongly recommend it to all users.

Handbrake was a pure software encoder; now it can use Intel Quick Sync for hardware acceleration H.264.

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HandBrake was reviewed by Elena Opris
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HandBrake is part of these download collections: Play TRP, Open TRP

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HandBrake 1.1.2 / 20181009 Nightly

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  file size:
11.2 MB
  runs on:
Windows 10 32/64 bit
Windows 8 32/64 bit
Windows 7 32/64 bit
Windows Vista 32/64 bit
  main category:
CD / DVD / Blu-ray Tools
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  developer:
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