HandBrake

HandBrake is an open-source, cross-platform, multi-threaded video transcoder software. HandBrake can handle transcoding among many commonly used video/audio formats, via both GUI and CLI. Internally, HandBrake uses third-party transcoding libraries such as FFmpeg and FAAC. Other features include batch encoding and various video filtering such as deinterlacing and cropping. Another notable feature is “device preset”-based encoding. A “device preset” is an encoding setting optimized for particular device hardware. HandBrake comes with a collection of device presets for popular hardware devices such as iPod, iPad, Android, Android Tablet, Apple TV, etc.


  • Website: http://handbrake.fr/
  • Platform: Linux, MacOS X, Windows and FreeBSD
  • License: GNU GPLv2+ (without third-party libraries)
  • Documentation: https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/HandBrakeGuide
  • Source repository: git
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