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HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.

Supported Sources:

  • VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted -- CSS is not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), BDMV folder (unencrypted), and some .VOB and .TS files
  • Any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
Outputs:
  • File format: MP4 and MKV
  • Video: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, more...

What's New

Version 0.9.9:

General:

  • Improved HandBrake pineapple icon by Matt Johnson
  • Improved Retina-resolution icons within the application, by Nik Pawlak (http://nikpawlak.com)
Core:
  • Blu-ray (PGS) subtitle support
    • works with Foreign Audio Search
    • can be Burned-In
    • can be more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Excellent free software for x264 – convenient to use with lots of features!

I hope to see an early implementation of H.265/HEVC, when this format (presumably) will begin to gain ground in the near future.

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Maximas Member IconReview+43
Maximas
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By large the best free converter for all platforms. Nuff said.

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YalinO2934 Member IconReview+2
YalinO2934
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İş güvenliği hizmetlerinde kullanıyoruz.

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DonkeyKong
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Hmm.. Thank you for sharing this.

Gianluca70 Member IconReview+3
Gianluca70
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One of the best free tool around for converting video files and DVD rip.
Personally I use it for encoding only(hadn't watch a DVD in the last 3 years).
At first it takes a bit to understand all settings and master it but in the long run it will be your everyday tool for encoding h.264/mkv.

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Christa_1980 Member IconComment+16
Christa_1980
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Can this rip Blu-ray too? (I am going to get external Blu-ray player)

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Vagabundo Member IconComment+28
Vagabundo
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Hello There:

I never took it to rip DVDs until just recently when I got the idea of extracting the music from a 1999 concert I got on DVD to play on my iPod. I learned that using HandBreak in conjunction with VLC (has the libdvdcss library to circumvent copy protection) would allow me to do this. If successful, I would then use a separate tool to extract the music tracks from the resulting file.

The problem: HB was not able to properly rip my DVD; the file would result in audio and video braking. I tried several times, and with different settings, but the result was the same. My guess is there is some type of copy protection libdvdcss cannot go around. I then used Mac DVDRipper Pro, and it just worked - happily enjoying my music now.

Curious about HB being as highly-regarded as it is, and thinking that the failing to rip my music DVD was due more to my lack of experience at using it than to anything else, I tried it again on a movie I own on DVD. This time it couldn't even scan it, saying the source is not a valid file, or something to that tune. Now the question is, what am I doing wrong? Or is it often HB/VLC combo is not the best solution? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Gary30
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I had this problem as well when I first ran Handbrake. The program is said to tell you to do this, but it did not in my case. Hours wasted and finally I discovered that to RIP DVD's that are encrypted you need to acquire the file "libdvdcss.2.dylib". Visit http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/libdvdcss/1.2.11/macosx/ and you can get the file or the package installer. I would get the installer. The file goes into the /usr/lib folder.

This file enables you to RIP DVD's with Handbrake, iFFMPEG, and (I believe) VLC.

Vagabundo
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Gary30
Thank you for your help. I thought that the libdvdcss file was already embedded with VLC, which I have installed (I read somewhere that if you have VLC installed, you are good to go). Anyway, I'm going to do what you suggest and see how it goes.

Thank you again.

Vagabundo
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Gary30
I downloaded and installed the file, as you suggested. And this time HandBrake ripped the video without any problems. All is good now.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Alex8602 Member IconReview+8
Alex8602
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Excellent free software for x264 – convenient to use with lots of features!

I hope to see an early implementation of H.265/HEVC, when this format (presumably) will begin to gain ground in the near future.

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Turquoise Member IconReview+100
Turquoise
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Among my best tools for video conversion. I wouldn't do without.

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Mcr Member IconComment+180
Mcr
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not a review, just an open comment/question.

I am a user of HB and MDRP (Mac DVDRipper PRo) for many years and very happy with both. I came across a commercial DVD, released about 5 years ago, by a very well known studio, that HB and MDRP were NOT able to decrypt completely, producing output that only had about half of the movie, stopping at the exact same point. As mentioned all over the Net, this is usually a sign that the programs have a problem with the encryption scheme being used. Now I understand HB uses the VLC css decryption code, got that, and works fine up to this point on all other DVDs.

The DVD is five years old, so whatever encryption scheme it is using, Handbrake/VLC and MDRP have certainly had enough time to figure out, but apparently haven't (I did report it to MDRP).

RipIt currently has a bundle price deal and was only $3.70 for a five app bundle, so I said, heck, for $3.70 I'll buy RipIt and try it on this DVD. Well RipIt had NO PROBLEM with the DVD and completed successfully, just as a data point.

Now VLC player has no issue playing the movie, so I'm wondering... if HB looks for and uses the VLC decryption code and VLC 'the player' has no problem playing the movie, why can't HB see the entire movie if it is using VLC to do the decryption?

BTW, I tried HB 0.9.9 on both Mac and Windows, with VLC 2.0.8, and on Windows I do have the latest libdvdcss.dll setup correctly in the HB directory (again, no issues with all other commercial DVDs I've thrown at it).

Just curious. and a nod to RipIt. For $3.70, you should get it and have in your toolbox as another option if HB and MDRP fail. Lookup RipIt on the MacUpdate site, there are comments there about how to get the bundle price which is good up until around Sept 28 or so.

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Tommy_Gun Member IconReview+53
Tommy_Gun
+4

For ripping DVD this is probably the best to use for free.
But it lacks many output formats imo

Still a must have tool.

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HansMueller4641 Member IconReview+3
HansMueller4641
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best DVD ripper on the mac; only things missing are better batch support (for DVDs with music videos) and possibility to use non-DVD-movies as input

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Revco
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Batch support: use Add to Queue
Non-DVD input: works with wmv, avi, mp4, m4v. What other format are you after?

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Date 18 May 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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