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HandBrake

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,474,463
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 03, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,049
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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HandBrake is a video converter program intended to both rip and convert video files to work on a number of supported devices.

The features of this converter are easy enough to understand. An advanced computer user will most likely be able to use HandBrake for its full purpose, but a user who knows the basics should be able to figure out how to work through the main steps. You simply have to have a file or DVD to work with, and HandBrake will help with some of the less obvious steps by indicating the missing information that needs to be inserted. It took a couple tries to correctly convert a 15-minute video file the first time. It seemed to shut down without finishing, but eventually it worked. That took about 40 minutes to finish converting and encoding. Time results will obviously vary depending on the file size. DVD ripping seems to work fine and the time varies here as well, depending on the DVD length. The Help button will take you to the publisher's Web site, where some of the information is easy to understand but the more-detailed parts are intended for a more advanced user. It is certainly not the easiest, most efficient converter program we have seen out there.

It didn't take long to download, and the installation process was very simple. There weren't any extra downloads or offers hidden within the installation process, and you'll find that setting this is easy.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 155

1 stars

"Stinks! Lousy!"

December 04, 2016  |  By WalterDoubleYoy

2016-12-04 08:40:25  |  By WalterDoubleYoy

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.5

Pros

None that I found

Cons

No instructions/tutorials
Not a simple to use COMPRESSOR

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4 stars

"simple low attention dvd/vcd ripper"

May 12, 2016  |  By wly185

2016-05-12 19:58:44  |  By wly185

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.5

Pros

-very simple to use
-very automated process, minimal attention

Cons

-none that i can think of

Summary

video archiving

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1 stars

"Sellout elcrapo"

April 22, 2016  |  By billfennel

2016-04-22 09:56:15  |  By billfennel

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.5

Pros

None, used to be better

Cons

Worthless absolutely worthless

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1 stars

"Avoid this program like the PLAGUE ! ! !"

January 02, 2016  |  By William_Hoops

2016-01-02 19:42:21  |  By William_Hoops

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.2

Pros

Any "Pros" are completely outweighed by the one "Con."

Cons

Handbrake is infected with a browser hijacker that has all the characteristics of malware. I had tremendous difficulty removing it from my computer and, in researching how to do so, read of many other people who had the same problem. Avoid this program like the PLAGUE ! ! !

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5 stars

"Handbrake is Amazing"

December 19, 2015  |  By MrFallior

2015-12-19 04:02:18  |  By MrFallior

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.2

Pros

-Best converter I've ever used
-Lowers file size by a lot while still having great quality
-Has the least amount of quality loss when converting a video to a lower bitrate (to reduce file size), I've ever seen.
-Supports quite a lot of file types

Cons

Nothing that I've encountered

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3 stars

"used to be good for movies"

November 09, 2015  |  By sh9683

2015-11-09 08:42:53  |  By sh9683

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.2

Pros

well I used to be able to rip any dvd

Cons

new handbreak needs aditional software to be able to rip protected dvd's, which in today's world is virtually any and all movies you buy in store.

only downloads the main movie, not so good for ripping series..

Summary

used to love it back when it would rip all dvd's without aditional software.

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5 stars

"Works great for my needs"

September 25, 2015

2015-09-25 14:02:10

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.2

Pros

-Fast and easy to use
-Burned closed-captioning permanently to my video copy
-Formatted closed-captioning well in a nice font

Cons

-Terms and help web page are a bit confusing. (I did eventually figure out what I needed quicker than I expected given my initial confusion though.)

Summary

I need a few 55 min videos copied for college classes that I teach, with closed-captioning. I was able to copy two of these easily in a short period of time. I'm hoping the program may let me tweak the closed captions a bit, but I haven't researched this yet. This is a good basic video copying program. It may have more advanced features that I didn't try.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work on Windows 10"

August 30, 2015  |  By CareyVandenberg

2015-08-30 12:25:03  |  By CareyVandenberg

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.2

Pros

It is supposed to be a good DVD ripper but... I can't tell you if it is or not.

Cons

Doesn't run on Windows 10 and my 2 PC's and Surface are all Windows 10

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5 stars

"Excellent converter for me. Recommend it to anyone!"

July 12, 2015

2015-07-12 15:04:38

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.2

Pros

Best converter I have ever used.

Cons

None, that I can think of.

Summary

Converted a movie for me and even re-synced the sound to the video perfectly, which was way out of sync. Very good program! Thanks

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1 stars

"was a good tools before, but now bundled with hijack"

April 12, 2015  |  By CS Kwok

2015-04-12 00:50:43  |  By CS Kwok

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.1

Pros

was a good tools, and I still believe it is good on its primary function

Cons

bundled with adware & browser hijack software.

time I used to remove those hijack, more than the time the tool helped me.

Summary

This is one of the tool I love to use before, but how come its installation now bundled with hijack apps, are completely disappointed me, even worst, it didn't ask if I allow to install.
I am not interest / dare to try to install it anymore.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.1
  • New online documentation at https://handbrake.fr/docs
  • Completely overhauled the official presets
  • New JSON-based preset system including command line support
  • New JSON-based API for interacting with libhb
  • Improvements to audio/video sync engine to better handle difficult sources
  • Many miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements (over 1700 code commits!)
  • VP9 video encoding via libvpx
  • Ã???Ã??Ã? Intel QuickSync Video H.265/HEVC encoder
  • Ultra HD / 4K color pass through (support for BT.2020)
  • Additional standard frame rate selections in the graphical interfaces
  • New Auto anamorphic mode maximizes storage resolution, replaces Strict anamorphic mode
  • New Pad filter (command line only for now)
  • New Decomb/Deinterlace filter settings and improved defaults
  • Rotate filter now available in all graphical interfaces
  • New NLMeans filter tunes Tape and Sprite for analog tape recordings and vintage video games, respectively
  • Assembly optimizations NLMeans filter improve performance up to 10%
  • Assembly optimizations in x264 encoder improve performance for faster presets by 5-10%
  • x265 encoder quality improvements, especially when using tune grain
  • High bit depth encoding support via external shared libraries (video pipeline is still 8-bit 4:2:0)
General
Publisher HandBrake
Publisher web site http://handbrake.m0k.org/
Release Date December 30, 2016
Date Added January 03, 2017
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.07MB
File Name HandBrake-1.0.1-x86_64-Win_GUI.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,474,463
Downloads Last Week 2,049
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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