May 26, 2018

Versatile DVD ripper and video transcoder

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder with rich selection of features. Both GUI and command-line only versions are available.

Supported sources

  • Most common multimedia files that libavformat and libavcodec support
  • Any DVD or Bluray-like source which is NOT copy-protected removal of copy protection is not supported


  • File container format MP4 M4V and MKV
  • Video H.264 x264, H.265 x265, MPEG-2/MPEG-4 ffmpeg, or Theora libtheora
  • Audio AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC OS X only, MP3, FLAC, AC3, or Vorbis; AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC, and MP3 pass-through

HandBrake also includes support for chapters, subtitles, advanced video filters, and more. It is also useful for making videos compatible with portable video devices such as the Apple iPod/iPhone.

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