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HandBrake Reviews1.3.3

15 June 2020

Versatile video encoder; convert any source to MPEG-4 and more.

5
jlee5201
19 July 2019
Version: 1.2.2

Most helpful

Absolutely amazing for cutting, merging, and converting videos between many formats. Highly recommended.
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5
Rfleisch
10 August 2020
Version: 1.3.3
This App does it all when it come to video re-encoding. And It's FREE!
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5
MyronV9060
16 June 2020
Version: 1.3.3
Excellent tool. Using it to convert old video files that no longer open under QuickTime to current standard format. Reduces file sizes as well without losing quality.
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4
Ptrix
15 June 2020
Version: 1.3.3
This has been an absolutely indispensable app, but I do NOT understand why the "Target Size" option was removed in the past. I understand that it was not 100% accurate, but it was certainly very useful and "good enough" for downsizing large media files. I very strongly believe that it should be re-added, and if not into the application, than at least as some kind of optional add-on or extension. Because of this, I've not updated my copy from version 0.9.5 :(
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4
l-studio
15 June 2020
Version: 1.3.3
Excellent aplication
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5
Derekcurrie
15 June 2020
Version: 1.3.3
√ Mac Essential
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5
GladysR7247
05 May 2020
Version: 1.3.2
Thanks for update
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5
cmmce
24 April 2020
Version: 1.3.1
Thanks...great resource
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asayoungspring
11 April 2020
Version: 1.3.1
Handbrake works very well where as I have Toast Titanium and that does not work any more. So Handbreak now holds top spot on my Mac
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asayoungspring
11 April 2020
Version: 1.3.1
Handbrake works very well where as I have Toast Titanium and that does not work any more. So Handbreak now holds top spot on my Mac
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5
Heretherealan
16 February 2020
Version: 1.3.1
easy to use. good
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5
dancingmonkeysphotography
23 January 2020
Version: 1.3.1
Excellent encoder.
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5
andrelouispaulbessot
10 January 2020
Version: 1.3.1
Excellent aplication, thank you
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3
Macfool
05 January 2020
Version: 1.3.1
This app sells a lot of thermal paste.
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5
jlee5201
19 July 2019
Version: 1.2.2
Absolutely amazing for cutting, merging, and converting videos between many formats. Highly recommended.
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4.5
unGraphic
26 February 2019
Version: 1.2.2
Removing the Advanced Panel was a boneheaded move. I won't be updating past ver. 1.1.2
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3
Bipou
10 September 2018
Version: 1.1.2
Even when version 1.1.2 is installed, it says you need to update it to version 1.1.2…
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5
JohnF1664
28 August 2018
Version: 1.1.1
Very cool software doing complex things with a simple UI.
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5
LeroyMorrison
15 May 2018
Version: 1.1.0
An amazing and easy to use video transcoder app that just gets the job done. With an abundance of useful features, you will be able to fine-tune your video to your liking. I also enjoy the pop-up messages that HandBrake tells you when encoding a video. They are funny and clever :) Keep up the good work!
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5
pdavidkay
13 May 2018
Version: 1.1.0
It's fantastic as it has always been! Just updating that's all
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LKN G-Man
13 April 2018
Version: 1.1.0
Just tried to use the new v1.1.0 release. Unfortunately, it crashes every time I begin to encode. This app's been so wonderful so long, I'm not going to leave any negative ratings. Hopefully, v1.1.1 is just around the corner.
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5
giorgina
16 February 2018
Version: 1.0.7
Works great! Thanks
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4
madbunny
12 February 2018
Version: 1.0.7
Useful. Thanks!
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5
gulija-farfara
12 February 2018
Version: 1.0.7
So nice App
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5
CrèmeBrulée
09 January 2018
Version: 1.0.7
Been using this app since before I could crawl. Still the best. Can't believe it's free.
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5
patrickmoore85
09 September 2017
Version: 1.0.7
Hands-down one of the best video converters available for Mac. Loads of features and has a good intuitive user interface.
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4.5
Mani G. Hamedani
07 July 2017
Version: 1.0.7
I am a big fan and true believer of HandBrake. I have been using it for more than 6 years to convert MKV or WMV movies to mp4 to add them to my iTunes Library or watch them on iPad or Apple TV. It's a very easy-to-use app and provides a lot of options for performing the conversion. It has given me the greatest service during the past 6 years, so as I have never looked for other competent apps.

The only thing that makes it a little cumbersome is that it crops the movie frame in some situations; therefore, I have to go to the Picture Settings section and check the size of the output movie frame and remove the cropping if necessary. This makes it a little awkward when I need to convert a huge batch of MKV files. This is the only reason that I give it a rating value of 4.5.
Also, if HandBrake developers provide a rather new UI to enable doing the conversion in batch, it will become so much better.
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Markoh
10 April 2017
Version: 1.0.7
Now at 1.0.7 and still no pass-thru :(
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5
Wonderwarthog
31 March 2017
Version: 1.0.3
Best converter for video formats ever. Beats everything in simplicity and features easily. I even prefer this over Apple's Compressor in most cases.
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Markoh
27 February 2017
Version: 1.0.3
Still no pass-thru :(
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5
persecutor
23 January 2017
Version: 1.0.2
One of the big three for archiving my DVD`s and Blu-Ray´s. Works for me because, iTunes and Apple TV never complain about the files.
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4
Bill-601
18 January 2017
Version: 1.0.1
Congratulations on reaching 1.0 (or 1.0.1, as the case may be)! Unfortunately, I've gone back to using 0.10.5. I use Handbrake primarily to convert recordings from EyeTV to mp4's. The older versions would take the show and episode information directly from the EyeTV file. The new version digs into the contents and takes the cryptic mpeg file name one would see by going into Finder and doing a "view package contents." I'm still giving it four stars just for the many years of great service it's given. Thank you!
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Markus-Winter
05 January 2017
Version: 1.0.1
Four out of six DVDs that I tried to rip to my media server failed "silently". I was told it had successfully ripped, but it ripped for example only 1h23min out of 1h52min. Using RipIt to first rip the DVD to my hard disk and then using Handbrake worked fine. Went back to 0.9.9 and the same DVDs rip just fine with Handbrake. Anyone else seeing this?
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knappeduivel
31 December 2016
Version: 1.0.1
Better download directly from https://handbrake.fr or get the infamous MacUpdate malware on your drive.
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5
Jbaret
30 December 2016
Version: 1.0.1
The 1.0.1 version fixes the "The movie contains an incorrect time value" bug. I'm happy!!!
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5
Bento de Espinosa
30 December 2016
Version: 1.0.1
Thank you!
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5
NotUsed
29 December 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Congrats on finally hitting 1.0 after.. uhmm... a decade :) And still free! Whooo-hoo! Like the update! Kind of miss the progress bar across the bottom.. but other than that 1.0 is working flawlessly here!
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Kenneth1
27 December 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Have used Handbrake successfully for many years and thought it was the best. However I tried ripping a Warner Brothers TV series for backup and found that Handbrake can't handle the encryption. First time this has happened to me. Wonder if there's new encryption that Handbrake needs to add to its ammunition.
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5
TCalhau
27 December 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Amazing!
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5
Demolition
27 December 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Five stars for this application because it deserves it! (Not just to offset the unwarranted one star review from Lutz-077) HandBrake 1.0.0 brings many enhancements to the Mac version. The updated UI, compatibility improvements, expanded presets, and better error tolerance are very welcome. Anybody who is still using the previous 0.10.x version will notice an immediate increase in usability and responsiveness by switching to 1.0.0.
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5
ChaseLaguna
27 December 2016
Version: 1.0.0
The best of the best video converter in the world. Thanks for all of your hard work, Handbrake Team!
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5
Amergin
27 December 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Open or closed source, free or paid, this is the BEST video encoder out there.
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5
neartheredrocks
27 December 2016
Version: 1.0.0
I can hardly believe that Handbrake made it to version 1. Handbrake is since years the best and most versatile video conversation tool around - and that for free. I would give it 10 stars if that would be possible.
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5
MohnMohn
27 December 2016
Version: 1.0.0
Great software, has been highly useful over the past years. Congratulations to the 1.0.0 release and kudos to the dev team!
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Beamy
26 December 2016
Version: 0.10.5
Handbrake 1.0 has been released. :-)
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4.5
lenny-lewis82
30 November 2016
Version: 0.10.5
Love it! It's free) The only problem I have is that my foreign films that are sub-titled, are not recorded that way.
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4.5
petermoralesdev
23 November 2016
Version: 0.10.5
I like free apps and I like the possibility to convert formats. Thanks!
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4
Tommy-Gun
06 November 2016
Version: 0.10.5
Advised app to convert simple things to MP4 or MKV. It lacks a lot of features to take it as a serious encoder though. And I will not talk about the GUI. Thats simple and crappy. :)

But for free, you cannot go wrong with. That's for sure.
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4
kamilpypka
27 September 2016
Version: 0.10.5
Nice application. Like it.
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5
kitkat-26
07 September 2016
Version: 0.10.5
This app is just cool, works with different formats. Simplicity and efficiency, it is what I like.
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5
ggt667
04 September 2016
Version: 0.10.5
In particular the scalability of this app is amazing!
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