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Editors' Review


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.2


  • Fixed point to point encoding end point when using frames as the unit
  • Improve error handling for libdvdread and libavcodec decoders


  • Fixed an issue where fallback encoder bitrate was not set properly


  • Fixed incorrect duration for UTF-8 subtitles
  • Fixed an issue causing extra blank lines for UTF-8 subtitles in MKV

Fixed bugs:


  • Fixed video encoder options not reset when changing encoders
  • Fixed subtitles defaults behaviors to improve how tracks are added
  • Fixed issues related to source maximum and custom picture setting modes
  • Fixed point to point settings when editing a queued job
  • Fixed When Done controls not updating correctly on various screens
  • Fixed split buttons not working correctly on audio and subtitles tabs
  • Fixed destination path and file name error checking
  • Fixed potential crash by disabling OpenCL detection when the scaler is not set to OpenCL Bicubic (workaround for broken system drivers)
  • Fixed a potential crash when QSV is supported but disabled at the BIOS level
  • Fixed memory leaks in the QSV encoder
  • Added QSV detection for Intel Kaby Lake CPUs
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Publisher HandBrake
Publisher web site
Release Date January 27, 2017
Date Added January 27, 2017
Version 1.0.2
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.71MB
File Name HandBrake-1.0.2-i686-Win_GUI.exe
Total Downloads 1,509,330
Downloads Last Week 1,916
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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