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HandBrake is a multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter. HandBrake was originally available on the BeOS but now works on various systems. Supported sources:

  • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (even encrypted)
  • PAL or NTSC
  • AC-3, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks


  • File format: MP4, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features

  • Chapter selection
  • Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
  • Integrated bitrate calculator
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Grayscale encoding



Download External-link-icon.png version 0.7.1 (stable)
released on 13 March 2006



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GPLv2Ted Teah24 April 2006

Leaders and contributors

"Email" Eric Petit Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 April 2006.


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