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HandBrake to Windows

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19,4 Mb


HandBrake is one of the best free video conversion tools. Features, capabilities, pros and cons of this program.


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License Freeware
Compatibility Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11
Supported languages English, Russian

Pros and Cons

  • low system requirements
  • distribution under the GPL v2 license
  • codecs parameters can be fine tuned
  • multithreading support
  • High output picture quality
  • libavformat, libavcodec free libraries
  • Compatible with older editions of Windows operating systems
  • Availability of the Portable version of the converter that doesn't require installation
  • Lack of video trimming and stitching functions
  • correct operation of the software is impossible without .net Framework

More about HandBrake

HandBrake is designed to convert video files of any type, including DVDs. The application has a user-friendly and ergonomic interface, is small in size and has low system requirements. HandBrake converter offers a wide range of functionality.

Main features of HandBrake for Windows

HandBrake is a great solution for converting most popular video formats with perfect picture quality. The application uses user-defined output file settings and is able to process content without loss of compression.

The converter supports working with physical DVDs, including media with CSS protection. The program is able to process DVD images located on the hard drive. VIDEO TS folders, individual VOB, TS and other formats are supported. The user can also extract audio tracks from DVD content.

The program offers the possibility of converting color into monochrome, changing the resolution of the video, working with various filters. The software provides the fastest encoding speed even on relatively weak hardware.

HandBrake for Windows converter offers the following key features

  • The ability to convert files to MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MP3, Vorbis, Theora, H.264, AC-3, AAC, FLAC and other formats;
  • support for BluRay and DVD media and their structure;
  • multi-core processor support;
  • online video playback;
  • profiles for mobile gadgets;
  • multithreaded encoding;
  • bitrate calculation;
  • basic work with subtitles;
  • interaction with libavformat, libavcodec libraries;
  • support for deinterlacing, scaling, cropping.

HandBrake converter is compatible with Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10. The program is available for free download from ODVme.com servers.

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