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HandBrake

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.10.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,384,398
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 12, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,553
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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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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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1 stars

"HELP-New Version not working"

January 07, 2015  |  By chuckcheesedog1

2015-01-07 07:00:55  |  By chuckcheesedog1

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.0

Pros

I have had Handbrake for a couple years now and I love it... However, the most recent update/version has basically disabled the application. Does anyone have an idea why it's not working anymore?

Cons

I have none with the previous versions

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1 stars

"v. .0.10.0 doesn't work"

December 11, 2014  |  By billyhoes

2014-12-11 15:40:49  |  By billyhoes

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.0

Pros

Previous version give 5/5 star on

Cons

This version doesn't work to rip DVDs

Summary

Using .0.9.9 I was able to rip DVDs no problem (I have a large collection I'm slowly converting o digital). Upgraded to .0.10.0 and it doesn't work - won't find the Titles. It goes through the motions but ends with nothing to select. Stick with .0.9.9 (you can still find it via google).

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1 stars

"not working"

December 06, 2014  |  By griffragy13626

2014-12-06 06:08:50  |  By griffragy13626

 |  Version: HandBrake 0.10.0

Pros

not working I was using the older version and it worked great but when I upgraded
to this version I can not use it.

Cons

same as pros

Summary

does anyone know if this is the 32bit or 64bit and will it work with Windows 8???

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.10.5
  • Removal of FDK AAC from our binary releases. --enable-fdk is required for "non-free" builds if compiling from source.
  • Updated x265 to 1.9 which brings bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Few minor bug fixes since the 0.10.3 release. This includes improvements in large AVI file handling.
General
Publisher HandBrake
Publisher web site http://handbrake.m0k.org/
Release Date February 11, 2016
Date Added February 12, 2016
Version 0.10.5
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.79MB
File Name HandBrake-0.10.5-i686-Win_GUI.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,384,398
Downloads Last Week 2,553
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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