HandBrake for Mac

HandBrake for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 144 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.8
  • Total Downloads:
    706,094
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 25, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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HandBrake is a free application for converting all types of videos into MPEG-4 files. You might be overwhelmed by the busy interface and numerous options, but once you get started, you'll find that HandBrake offers features that will help any user get up to speed quickly.

HandBrake's interface holds all the tools you need but the wide variety of options can confuse users -- especially beginners. We quickly found that the program's preset options were the quickest and easiest way to convert files. In fact, the moment you find the Presets tab, you'll find the best connection between yourself and HandBrake. Video conversion becomes simple; you just need to select the device you want the video optimized for, and the fun begins.

As soon as you have selected the file you want to optimize for, let's say, your iPad, HandBrake does its job quickly -- depending, of course, on your computer and the file size. The downside is that this great open-source tool will likely have you glued you in front of your computer since you may be tempted to optimize all your existing DVDs for your mobile devices.

Overall, HandBrake worked very well converting files. It may not be the best choice for novice users, but more experienced users will find it to be a handy addition to their Mac toolbox.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"It did what I wanted."

January 10, 2013  |  By joenovak1

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

Pros

It did what I wanted. I just did it a different way.

Cons

Not the easiest piece of software to understand.

Summary

I couldn't view WMV files on my new tablet ( Android ). A friend told me that it was a Hardware Codec vs a Software Codec issue and I just needed to change the Codec. It did it, but it ended up converting it to an MP4 file, which ran just fine on my tablet. End result was what I was looking for.

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5 stars

"Wow, this just gets the job done!"

November 13, 2012  |  By edcontente

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

Pros

Works great
Has queue
New version has preset for apple tv 3rd gen
Can add subtitles to your movies

Cons

Cannot select more than one file at a time ( MAC version, windows can)

Summary

Very good app, works like a charm

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4 stars

"Useable app"

August 29, 2012  |  By Anthon09

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

Pros

free
converting video easily

Cons

output format is limited

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5 stars

"LOVE it easy to use"

August 19, 2012  |  By adpaxton

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

Pros

easy to use for a first timer like moi!

Cons

none so far

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5 stars

"Looks good"

July 28, 2012  |  By Kateblack79

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

Pros

This is a perfect app for adding Video to your iPod! It's extremely easy to use

Cons

No const for me

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.8
Version 0.9.8 fixes some bugs that cropped up with 0.9.7. This includes all the previous fixes for 0.9.6 including the new AppleTV3 preset and updated iPad preset.
General
Publisher HandBrake
Publisher web site http://handbrake.m0k.org/
Release Date July 25, 2012
Date Added July 25, 2012
Version 0.9.8
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.94MB
File Name HandBrake-0.10.1-MacOSX.6_GUI_x86_64.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 706,094
Downloads Last Week 1,237
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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