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2.25
03 February 2015

Batch convert files with HandBrake.

antoniong
11 November 2012

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What's the use of this app? Handbrake has built in Batch capabilities. Simply in the GUI. It's called 'Add to Que'.
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Version 2.17

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Mikael-B
17 February 2017
Too bad it doesn't seem to do X265.
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Version 2.25
GeogProf
26 December 2014
Why is it that HandBrake can run on OS 10.6+ but HandBrake Batch needs at least 10.7? Hmmm.
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Version 2.24
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hwgray
hwgray
03 February 2015
Because HandBrake Batch is a gift-horse and you're looking it in the mouth?
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lodgechad
23 November 2013
Use this more then handbreak itself, its the missing drag and go solution. Needs an update for mavericks, crashes if you try to do more then 75 videos in a batch Overall a handbreak must have!
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Version 2.22
Bluelemon9
19 September 2013
Just tried it..seems simple and fast. What more can a user ask for?
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Version 2.22
taglia
08 August 2013
As some comments correctly point out, HandBrake has added batch support recently. More details on this post: http://www.osomac.com/2013/08/08/handbrake-adds-real-batch-processing/ Thank you all for the support! All the best, Cesare Tagliaferri (HBB's developer)
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Version 2.22
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
17 February 2017
But Handbrake only treats files residing in the same folder, not in subfolders.
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Prlab
24 May 2013
Firefox tells me this site is not to be trusted? When posters comment the app is unecessary, maybe something's not right.
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Version 2.20
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Noraa
Noraa
03 June 2013
Firefox says nothing about the developers site not to be trusted - I just checked. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with the app, some feel it is unnecessary to due some built in batch function in Handbrake already. Personally, I prefer using HandBrakeBatch to batch encode as it is easier to drag and drop files from all over the place that I need to encode than to first make sure they're all in the same folder or add them one at a time to HandBrake.
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antoniong
11 November 2012
What's the use of this app? Handbrake has built in Batch capabilities. Simply in the GUI. It's called 'Add to Que'.
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Version 2.17
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ben-marko
ben-marko
12 November 2012
I agree...what is the point of this application???
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Fabro
Fabro
14 November 2012
The Handbrake GUI has its own queue but you have to open each source file separately (one by one) and add it to the HB queue. With HandbrakeBatch you can instead "drag & drop a bunch of files at the same time, and convert them using any of the default HandBrake presets" ... for example, just drop those 50 movie clips you have shot during you last vacation with your camera (which probably saves its movies using some odd codec at a low compression rate) and HBB will convert them at once saving them in a folder of your choice or in the same folder as source.
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ric0ric
ric0ric
28 April 2013
actually in Handbrake you can open one item in a folder, then from the file menu select 'add all titles to the queue...' There really doesn't seem to be any use for this app.
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Fabro
Fabro
28 April 2013
"Add all titles to queue" can be used only for DVDs (raw disk, .iso, .vob) or other media files having multiple titles, HBB is able to add to the queue multiple source files like .avi or .mpeg2 at once.
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ric0ric
ric0ric
28 April 2013
Fabro hi, I find that 'Add all titles' works fine for me with a mix of .avi .mkv and other files. It seems to take them all in and add process them just fine. I'm not working from DVDs just selections of downloaded video files.
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Mcr
Mcr
28 April 2013
@Fabro and other: I can confirm using HB 0.9.8. that it can add multiple batch files in one operation, any files that it understands, not just DVD. I admit it is not the most intuitive, but it is very functional. In the Open dialog, select a Folder that contains multiple files (avi, mkv, etc). At that point, in the Source field, it will become a multi select drop down, and you can see all the files from the folder. Set your output folder, select your preset, then under the File menu select "Add ALL Titles to Queue". All the files in the folder get added to the queue. You can do this multiple times with other folders before you start the batch, or you can put all the files you want to batch at that time into one folder. I have added 3-4 different folders of files before starting the queue processing. AGain, I admit not the most intuitive but definitely works. If HBBatch has a better GUI feel free to use it, but everyone should know that HB on its own can and does support multiple batch add files.
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hwgray
hwgray
03 February 2015
"What's the use of this app?"

Depends. How much does it cost?
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csaborio
23 October 2012
THANK YOU!!! I had been waiting for this for a long time. Who cares about lower quality and a bit larger size? I have just converted 700 home videos from my sister and I did not had to click through Handbrake's UI like an idiot nor did I had to use cryptic shell scripts. THANKS AGAIN!!! :-)
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Version 2.16
Lmp
10 September 2012
Unfortunately, it does not produce the same quality output as Handbrake. Make this simple test: 1. Create a new preset in Handbrake (GUI version) 2. Encode a video in Handbrake using this preset 3. Encode the same video in HandbrakeBatch using the same preset The two resulting videos will not have the same image quality, with the HandbrakeBatch video being of lower quality and larger file size.
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Version 2.16
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GeogProf
GeogProf
16 November 2012
Can anyone else confirm this? I don’t currently have any video of high enough quality to be able to make such a comparison, and I’m lazy.
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Lmp
Lmp
16 November 2012
You don't need a high quality video to test this. Any standard definition movie trailer from the internet will do. Re-encode it with both HandBrake and HandbrakeBatch and see the difference.
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Antoinesynopsis
15 August 2012
Nice. Good idea.
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Version 2.16
Ang
26 July 2012
Fantastic, this is the ideal Handbrake companion !
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Version 2.15
Noraa
07 July 2012
Brilliant! Much like Baddington, have been using the CLI version of Handbrake and a shell script to do batch encodes - this is a much more elegant solution, and makes it significantly easier to change my encoding presets (as opposed to either keeping multiple scripts or editing the same script every time I need to change some of the setting).
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Version 2.14