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HandBrake 1.0.3

A free and open source video transcoder that will let you convert and process nearly any file form

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HandBrake screenshotHandBrake is a free yet powerful video converting tool that will empower you to convert any video format to a selection of modern and popular codecs. This application is cross-platform and can be used on all major operating systems (Mac, Linux and Windows).

HandBrake allows you to quickly and easily process video files, providing a set of optimized profiles for every device and supporting top notch quality conversions. The software also allows you to configure and tweak a wide range of basic and advanced features that will enhance your encoding tasks.

HandBrake is able to process the majority of popular file formats and any unprotected BluRay or DVD media. the application will save and store the resulted videos and codecs as MP4 (M4V), MKV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, Theora, H.264(x264), H.265(x265), AAC/HE-AAC (only on Mac OS X), AAC, CoreAudio, Flac, AC3, MP3, Vorbis, DTS, or DTS-HD files.

HandBrake also provides a set of additional features, such as Chapter Markers, Title or Chapter selection, Subtitles, and Live Video Preview.

HandBrake provides support for CFR and VFR and ensures a constant quality for all the converted files. It also supports loading of multiple files into the application, encoding them based on their order in queue.

HandBrake also provides a set of video filters which includes Denoise, Detelecine, Deinterlacing, Decomb, Grayscale, Cropping, Scaling, and Deblock.

HandBrake is an open-source software licensed under the GNU General Public License v2. This application is free to download and use.


  • Lowers file size by a lot.
  • Supports quite a lot of file types.


  • Terms and help web page are a bit confusing.
Name HandBrake
Version 1.0.3
Developer | see all products from this developer
Product Homepage HandBrake
License Open Source
Last Week Downloads 1
All Time Downloads 3,342
Filename HandBrake-1.0.3-i686-Win_GUI.exe
Filesize 9.7MB
MD5 Checksum AE8141DC091277F053ECCD8B4FBD1FC9
OS Support Win 8/8.1/10/Vista/7
Category Audio & Video

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Old Versions

Software Date Added
HandBrake 1.0.3 March 01, 2017 - Latest Version
HandBrake 0.10.5 February 15, 2016
HandBrake 0.10.3 January 25, 2016
HandBrake Beta June 05, 2015
HandBrake March 09, 2015

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