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HandBrake (GUI) v0.9.9

Open source
Vista / Win2k / Win7 / WinXP
HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Supported sources:
  • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (encrypted or unencrypted, but protection methods other than CSS are not supported and must be handled externally with third-party software), and some .VOB and .TS files
  • PAL or NTSC
  • AC-3, DTS, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks
Outputs:
  • File format: MP4, MKV, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)
Misc features:
  • Chapter selection
  • Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
  • Integrated bitrate calculator
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Grayscale encoding

Screenshots:

HandBrake (GUI) v0.9.5 HandBrake (GUI) v0.9.5 HandBrake (GUI) v0.9.5

Keywords:
handbrake converter dvd mpeg mpeg4 mpeg-4 video_ts

License type Open source1
Author's homepage Visit the author's site
Date added 18 May 2013
Downloads 28,620
File size 13.24 MB (< 2min @ 1Mbps)
Operating systems Vista / Win2k / Win7 / WinXP1

1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

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HandBrake (GUI) v0.9.4

Ive been using handBrake to archive movies to a video server/hard drive and the results are as good as one can hope for. It uses X264 to transcode standard DVD video to one of two containers MP4 or my preference MKV.

There are a few useful choices for those who are moderately advanced in working with movie backups, but for me there are really only two that four important ones that Im interested which include: MKV container, 5:1 surround sound, subtitles, and chapters.

A onetime setback for those compressing to tight packaged containers has always been a lost of quality and extremely long re-encode times. This has not been proven an issue with handbrake which does little visual harm to the original with a choices to minimize it more with a larger file size, and its really quite fast. About 20 minutes on an overclocked Core2 Q9650.

Playback can be an issue if one is expecting to use typical DVD player such as PowerDVD, WinDVD and even ARcSofts TMT3 which Im currently using as my DVD/BD player. I also happen to have a copy of DiVx plus player and it works great with it including sifting through chapters. I suspect that other players such as VLC will also suffice, but I havent tried it yet.

In short, this is an excellent method of archiving small packaged movies using X264 which is free, and can arguably compete with or surpass the best commercial H264 encoders.

HandBrake (GUI) v0.9.2

I am converting all my DVD's to Digital and placing on my external hard drive. This program works Excellent!!!!