HandBrake for Mac

HandBrake for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 143 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.7.0
File Size:
8.65MB
Date Added:
November 04, 2005
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 PPC
Total Downloads:
658,506
Downloads Last Week:
1,663
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Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
  • G4/G5 processor only
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    All User Reviews
    • All Versions:

      4.4

      out of 143 votes

      • 5 star: 101
      • 4 star: 24
      • 3 star: 5
      • 2 star: 6
      • 1 star: 7
    • Current Version:

      4.3

      out of 19 votes

      • 5 star: 13
      • 4 star: 3
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 1
      • 1 star: 2
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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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    • 4 stars

      "It did what I wanted."

      January 10, 2013   |   By joenovak1

      Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

      Pros

      It did what I wanted. I just did it a different way.

      Cons

      Not the easiest piece of software to understand.

      Summary

      I couldn't view WMV files on my new tablet ( Android ). A friend told me that it was a Hardware Codec vs a Software Codec issue and I just needed to change the Codec. It did it, but it ended up converting it to an MP4 file, which ran just fine on my tablet. End result was what I was looking for.

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    • 5 stars

      "Wow, this just gets the job done!"

      November 13, 2012   |   By edcontente

      Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

      Pros

      Works great
      Has queue
      New version has preset for apple tv 3rd gen
      Can add subtitles to your movies

      Cons

      Cannot select more than one file at a time ( MAC version, windows can)

      Summary

      Very good app, works like a charm

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    • 4 stars

      "Useable app"

      August 29, 2012   |   By Anthon09

      Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

      Pros

      free
      converting video easily

      Cons

      output format is limited

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    • 5 stars

      "LOVE it easy to use"

      August 19, 2012   |   By adpaxton

      Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

      Pros

      easy to use for a first timer like moi!

      Cons

      none so far

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    • 5 stars

      "Looks good"

      July 28, 2012   |   By Kateblack79

      Version: HandBrake 0.9.8

      Pros

      This is a perfect app for adding Video to your iPod! It's extremely easy to use

      Cons

      No const for me

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    • 5 stars

      "Does what it is designed to do!"

      June 12, 2012   |   By gatorlawgirl

      Version: HandBrake 0.9.6

      Pros

      I followed the MAC GUI wiki guide on the HandBrake website, https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/MacGuiGuide. I needed to make copies of DVDs to put on my computer because taking a bunch of DVDs with you when you deploy is not really an option. I used HandBrake in conjunction with FairMount to decrypt and then transfer to MP4 format (HandBrake). I do not know if HandBrake alone could have done it, I just read that HandBrake was not a decrypter, so I found Fairmount. Worked beautifully and I can take what I wanted to take! Woo hoo! FairMount does need VLC to operate, and I read if you have VLC 2.0 and higher it may not work because the file FairMount uses to decrypt the files has been changed/moved/removed. Wasn't a problem for me because I had version 1.0.3.

      Cons

      It lost a half a star for me because it is not intuitive. But, figuring out where and how to use the preprogrammed settings made it easy to use (I used the wiki mentioned above to figure it out). The preprogrammed settings are out to the right of the main window. Looks almost like a playlist sticking out the side. It was set to regular/normal. But if you select devices (above regular) it gives you a bunch of options like iPad, iPhone, Android, etc.

      Summary

      I used the preprogrammed settings for iPad. Worked great and now I can fit the files on my macbook, iPad and iPhone. There are many ways you could tweak the settings which I am sure is great for someone more technically savvy, but the preprogrammed ones worked for me!

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    • 5 stars

      "One of my favorites"

      April 18, 2012   |   By brad95411

      Version: HandBrake 0.9.6

      Pros

      Smooth
      Fast
      Consistant Quality

      Cons

      None to speak of

      Summary

      I have used handbrake for a couple of years now, and it has really saved my hide on more occasions than one. Several situations where I am traveling somewhere and I need to rapidly convert video for a upcoming presentation, and it just does it. Nothing bad to say about it.

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    • 5 stars

      "HandBrake saved my video life! Thank you, developers."

      March 15, 2012   |   By 24Kau

      Version: HandBrake 0.9.6

      Pros

      It just works!

      Cons

      None -- it did what I needed

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