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Why should you give HandBrake a try?

HandBrake is a tool that allows you to convert various video formats to many widely supported codecs. To begin with, the utility comes with a simple and user-friendly interface so that even users with no previous experience with similar apps can get a full grasp of it in no time. It is a free and open-source program. The application is a GPL-licensed, multiplatform and multi-threaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter. The tool is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The utility allows you to select the title and chapters, preset, output format destination, and also configure settings before initiating the encoding process. There are various video filters such as grayscale, detelecine, decomb, deinterlace, denoise, deblock to be applied. HandBrake enables you to add, remove or import subtitles. As for the advanced options, the tool allows you to choose the encoding method, psychovisual, analysis, partition type and deblocking. Besides, you can also preview results, create a task list, import and export presets, configure program settings, and more.

It needs to be mentioned that the software does not use a lot of system resources so that it does not overload the system.

Main features:

  • User-friendly interface.
  • Title and chapter selection.
  • Subtitle support.
  • Integrated bitrate calculator.
  • Video preview.
  • Video filters and Grayscale encoding.
  • VFR and CFR support.


To sum everything up, it is safe to say that HandBrake is a tool that allows you to convert DVD or video files to the MP4 or MKV container.

What's new in 1.0.7 version?

  • Fixed When Done option not updating/resetting correctly


  • Fixed decoding of raw video in Matroska/MKV
  • Fixed time stamp handling for containerless raw video
  • Fixed memory leaks in OpenCL
  • Fixed x265 2-pass encoding where video frame rate is altered by filters
  • Improved handling of very small amounts of sync jitter (~1 tick)
  • Improved handling of AVI files with broken indices


  • Further refined fix for Libav crash encoding AAC at very high bitrates


  • Removed fontconfig dependency on Mac and Windows; libass now uses CoreText/DirectWrite
  • Improved subtitle font selection when burning in SRT/SSA subtitles

Command line interface:

  • Fixed preset subtitle burn defaults override

Build system:

  • Updated MinGW-w64 build script for improved compatibility with hardened GCC


More info

  • Last Updated: 2019-08-13
  • Developer: Handbrake
  • Homepage: handbrake.fr
  • Version: 1.0.7
  • File size: 9.62 MB
  • Downloads: 1,131
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7
  • Filename: HandBrake-1.0.7-i686-Win_GUI.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: e467dbd669ae9db999e5a1516589042c