CNET Editors' review
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.HandBrake for Mac - Create DVDs on OSX - Download Video Previews:
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
HandBrake is a video transcoder that takes your movies and transfers them to a format that's useful on your computers, media centers, and portable electronic devices. It converts most any video formats to a handful of modern ones.
What's new in this version: See https://trac.handbrake.fr/milestone/HandBrake%200.9.9.
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All versions:4.4 stars
out of 143 votes
Current version:4.5 stars
out of 2 votes
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"A United Nations of Multimedia Management"
Version: HandBrake 0.9.9
An indispensible application for those blitzed with a plethora of media formats.
The destination spec options in this version are much better than the ancient version I had.
None I can think of.
"A godsend for converting those 'old DVD's" !!"
Version: HandBrake 0.9.9
Does exactly what it's required to do, aid's DVD conversions. I can't say any more than that. Luvely, thank you guys. Regards Bri T.
For me as a Mac User, There Are None. Regs.