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HandBrake – free and open source multiplatform, multithreaded transcoder converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs


Features software

Supported source formats

  • Videos made by mobile phones, tablets, and many video cameras and DSLRs: MP4 or M4V, MOV, MPG or MPEG, and AVI, AVCHD or AVCHD Lite;
  • Screen and game recordings, web videos, video editing projects, and other computer-related sources: MP4 or M4V, MKV, MOV, MPG or MPEG, AVI, and WMV. HandBrake can open web videos in FLV, WEBM, MP4, and many other formats;
  • Professional video production formats: MXF, MPEG-TS, and QuickTime, CineForm, DNxHD, DNxHR, ProRes, XAVC, and XDCAM;
  • DVD, Blu-ray, AVCHD/AVCHD Lite1, and HD-DVD2 discs or disc backups: VIDEO_TS and BDMV, VOB, EVO, and MTS or M2TS, MKV;
  • HandBrake can open common video file types produced by TV recording hardware and software such as TS/MTS/M2TS, MP4 or M4V, and MPG or MPEG;
  • Digital recordings of VHS, Beta, Video8/Hi8, LaserDisc, and other analog sources: TS/MTS/M2TS, MP4 or M4V, MOV, MKV, MPG or MPEG, and AVI.

Supported output format:

  • File formats: MP4 (M4V) and MKV;
  • Video codecs: H.265 (x265 and QuickSync), H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8, VP9 and Theora;
  • Audio codecs: AAC/HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3 и Vorbis.

  • Title/chapter and range selection;
  • HandBrake has preset settings (presets) for various devices;
  • Subtitle support (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT);
  • Setting the quality or bitrate;
  • Built-in bitrate calculator;

Video filters:

  • Detelecine,
  • Deinterlace (Decomb),
  • Denoise,
  • Deblock,
  • Grayscale,
  • Rotation,
  • Cropping and scaling;

  • Batch processing and Queuing for encoding;
  • VFR and CFR support;
    View the video before starting the conversion process.

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The software HandBrake is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install handbrake

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub fr.handbrake.ghb

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.3.3
Developer:HandBrake Authors
Programming language:C, C++, Objective-C
License:GPL v2
Software website:handbrake.fr

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