HandBrake for Mac

HandBrake for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 144 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    675,935
  • Date Added:
    November 04, 2005
  • File Size:
    8.65MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,336
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 PPC

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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 144 votes

    • 5 star 101
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 8
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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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.7.0
  • Multithreaded H.264 encoding with x264
  • Added option for H.264 Baseline (suitable for iPods)
  • (Very) experimental queue support
  • Fixes for some DVD titles HandBrake would not recognize
  • Fixes audio gliches when encoding from LPCM tracks
General
Publisher HandBrake
Publisher web site http://handbrake.m0k.org/
Release Date November 04, 2005
Date Added November 04, 2005
Version 0.7.0
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
  • G4/G5 processor only
  • Download Information
    File Size 8.65MB
    File Name HandBrake-0.9.9-MacOSX.6_GUI_x86_64.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 675,935
    Downloads Last Week 1,336
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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