HandBrake for Mac

HandBrake for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 144 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.9
  • Total Downloads:
    680,305
  • Date Added:
    May 18, 2013
  • File Size:
    8.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,396
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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HandBrake for Mac is a program that lets you convert multiple types of video files into MP4 or MKV format, while specifying other output characteristics, as well. This interface may not seem overly intuitive at first glance, but even inexperienced users will get the hang of the controls quickly.

Pros

Customization options: When you're setting up to convert a file, you can choose to optimize it for the Web, for a large screen, or for the iPod 5G. You also have the ability to add chapters and subtitles to your videos, and you can select the file format you'd like for the finished video, as well.

Preview window: Once you've completed a conversion, you can preview it in a separate window to make sure it's what you had in mind. This allows you to go back and adjust your settings before you save the new file or burn it to a DVD.

Cons

Unattractive interface: The interface of this app is very plain, with many technical-looking input areas when you can add files and specify output preferences. Once you get used to using it, you'll be able to find your way around with little trouble, but initially it can be a little off-putting.

Slow conversions: Conversions through this app weren't terribly speedy, and they often took longer to complete than the clip took to run. While this doesn't need to be a huge drawback, you should know to plan for it.

Bottom Line

HandBrake for Mac is a convenient free utility program that's definitely worth checking out if you often have the need to convert files into MP4 format. It produces good quality videos with little fuss once you get the hang of the interface and get your timing down.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"unresponsive"

October 13, 2014  |  By dxctampa

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.9.9

Pros

I don't have any pros

Cons

Every time I try to use this application it freezes up and I have to force quit. I have never been able to use this product

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4 stars

"A United Nations of Multimedia Management"

November 29, 2013  |  By pisaorange

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.9.9

Pros

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.

Cons

None I can think of.

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5 stars

"A godsend for converting those 'old DVD's" !!"

August 11, 2013  |  By daveytom67

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.9.9

Pros

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.

Cons

For me as a Mac User, There Are None. Regs.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.9
See https://trac.handbrake.fr/milestone/HandBrake%200.9.9.
General
Publisher HandBrake
Publisher web site http://handbrake.m0k.org/
Release Date May 18, 2013
Date Added May 18, 2013
Version 0.9.9
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.65MB
File Name HandBrake-0.9.9-MacOSX.6_GUI_x86_64.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 680,305
Downloads Last Week 1,396
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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